Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino
Over seventy vintage airplanes were displayed at the Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino over the weekend of May 17 - 18. The sky was uncommonly clear blue and the heat was record setting.
Slideshow of the flying displays at the Planes Of Fame Airshow.
North American T-28B Trojan, NX171BA was delivered to the U.S. Navy as BuNo 138171 in 1954.
Folland Gnat T.1, N7HY was restored in the colors of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows flight demonstration team in memory of Dr. Jim McMahon. It carries construction number FL529 and was built in 1962.
Douglas C-53D Skytrooper N45366 D-Day Doll carries construction number is 11757. It was delivered to the Army Air Corps as C-53D, 42-68830. It is in the collection of the Inland Empire Wing of the Commemorative Air Force at the Riverside, California Airport.
Skytrooper N45366 D-Day Doll
Thirteen years ago: DC-3A N45366 at the Tracy, California Municipal Airport on June 25, 1993.
North American P-51D Mustang N514NH Su Su was at the Planes of Fame airshow for the first time. It carries cosntruction number 124-44706. It served the Army Air Corps as 44-84850 and it wears that tail number today. Stephen Johnson and Vanpac Carriers of Oakland, California recovered it from Indonesia in 1978. John MacGuire of El Paso, Texas acquired it in January 1982, registered it as N87JB, restored it as 484850, and named it Ghost Rider. It joind the collection of the War Eagle Air Museum in Santa Teresa, New Mexico in 1988. Former Apollo astronaut Frank Borman and Picacho Aviation of Las Cruces, New Mexico took charge of it on August 10, 1994. Borman registered it as N15FS in August 1995 and named it Su Su. Stan Musick of Brownfield, Texas bought it in 1996 and sold it to Bill Freeman of Wilmington, Delaware in 1999. W.H. Freeman Aviation of Wilmington, Delaware registered it as N151BF on June 18, 1999. Anderson Aviation Incorporated of Point Vedra Beach, Florida registered it as N850AH on March 6, 2000. Its registration changed to N151TH on August 28, 2004. The registration that it wears, N514NH, was reserved on July 12, 2007.
North American P-51H Mustang, N551H is registered to American Aircraft Sales of Hayward, California. Its North American Construction number is 126-37740. Its Army Air Corps serial number was 44-64314, but it is restored as post-war Air Force 44-64551. It crashed in Utah in 1962. William Hogan registered it as N1108H in 1963. Michael Coutches began its restoration in 1966 and gave it its current registration in 1968. The P-51H has a different wing planform than the more familiar P-51D.
Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor N181MH made its first appearance at the Planes of Fame airshow. Its construction number is AF-29 and it served the US Air Force as 51-11472. Northaire Incorporated of Wilmington, Delaware registered it as N181MH in 1995. Jasmine Incorporated of Wilmington, Delaware acquired it on May 11, 2005. It has been registered to James Ostrich of San Diego since February 13, 2008.
Convair C-131D Samaritan, N131CW flew for the Air Force as 54-2809. It is part of the collection of the Southern California Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.
North American B-25J Mitchell, Pacific Princess has been registered as N9856C since 1963. It is currently owned by Ted Itano of Monterey Park, California. It still carries its original Air Corps tail number 43-28204. While still in the service of the Air Force, it was redesignated TB-25N. Idaho Aircraft Incorporated of Boise operated it as a tanker in 1963. Dennis Smilanich of Boise owned it from 1963 to 1966. Filmways Incorporated acquired it for use in the movie Catch-22 and then sold it to Ted Itano in 1972.
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress N9563Z Fuddy Duddy was delivered to the U. S. Army Air Corps as 44-83563. It was modified to a CB-17G cargo transport and then to a VB-17G VIP transport. It was acquired by American Compressed Steel of Cincinnati, Ohio on August 18, 1959. Aero American Corporation of Tucson, Arizona acquired it on May 9, 1960 and gave it its current registration. Columbia Pictures Incorporated of New York leased it on October 11, 1961 to use it in the movie The War Lover. In the movie it portrayed B-17F, 41-27742. It departed the United Kingdom on May 16, 1962. It spent some time in storage at Ryan Field, Arizona. Aviation Specialties Incorporated of Mesa, Arizona bought it on February 2, 1963 and operated it as tanker e24, c24, #24, and #89. It was flown to Hawaii in January 1969 to appear in the movie Tora Tora Tora. Globe Air Incorporated of Mesa, Arizona acquired it on February 18, 1981. The National Warplane Museum at Horseheads, New York bought it in October 1985. It has been registered to Martin Aviation of Santa Ana, California since January 13, 2006.
Flying Fortress N9563Z Fuddy Duddy
Ryan Navion B L-17B N5287K was built in 1950. Its construction number is NAV-4-2187B.
lobe GC-1B Super Swift N2344B was built in 1948. Its Globe construction number is 3644.
Commonwealth CA-25 Winjeel NX107PJ was built in 1059. Its construction number is A85-429.
Ryan Navion N3374G was built in 1948. Its construction number is NAV-4-1280.
Aerovodochody L-39 ZA Albatross N405ZA
Bell YP-59A Airacomet, 42-108777 carries construction number 27-10.
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger NX7835C was registered by The Air Museum of Claremont, the predecessor to the Planes of Fame Museum, in 1958. Its Grumman construction number is 4169.
TBM-3E Avenger NX7835C at Chino on May 20, 1984.
North American SNJ-6 Texan N349JB was ordered by the Army Air Force as AT-6F, 44-82488 and then transferred to the Navy as BuNo 112247. Its construction number is 121-43210. It is restored as U. S. Air Force T-6G, 49-3319.
Nanchang CJ-6A N114DZ was manufactured in 1967. Its construction number is 2132018.
Stearman B75N1 N5114N carries construction number 75-7721 and was built in 1943. It has been registered to Michael Walsh of Lakewood, California since March 20, 1990.
Stearman PT-17 N450WT carries construction number 75-3420 and was built in 1942. It has been registered to Ernest McCauley of Long Beach, California since August 14, 1991.
Cessna 195 N1508D carries construction number 7730 and was built in 1951. It has been registered to Michael Wright of Santa Ana, California since March 7, 2002.
Northrop N9MB Flying Wing is now registered N9MB, although it carried no registration when it was flown as a one-third scale, free-flying, wind-tunnel model of the XB-35 bomber. It is owned by the Planes of Fame Air Museum at Chino, California. It is powered by a pair of Franklin OX 540-7 eight-cylinder opposed engines.
Silver Wings Stearman B75N1, N450SR is piloted by Hartley Folstad and carries wing walker Margaret Stivers. It carries construction number 75-7016 and was built in 1942. It has been registered to Stearman Restorations Incorporated of Cottage Grove, Oregon since June 25, 1986.
Boeing P-26 Peashooter, N3378G flew for the Army Air Corps as 33-123. It carries Boeing construction number 1899. It was transferred to the Guatemalan Air Force as 0672 on May 11, 1943. The Air Museum of Ontario acquired it in 1957. The Autonetics Division of North American Aviation restored it to airworthy condition in 1962.
28 years ago: Boeing P-26 Peashooter, N3378G on static display at the Chino Airshow on September 3, 1978.
22 years ago: Boeing P-26 Peashooter, N3378G on static display at the Chino Airshow on May 20, 1984.
14 years ago: Boeing P-26 Peashooter, N3378G on display at the Air Museum Planes of Fame on August 9, 1992.
Highly modified North American P-51D Mustang N71FT Strega is one of the fastest unlimited racing planes. Its construction number is 111-36388 and it was assigned Army Air Corps serial 44-13105. It was delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force as A68-679 in July 1945. It was struck off charge on November 14, 1948. Pearce Dunn and Warbirds Aviation Museum of Mildura, Victoria, Australia recovered it from a farm in Benalia, Victoria in 1966 and restored it for static display. Dennis Schoenfelder, David Zeushel, and B&D Enterprises of Van Nuys shipped it to the United States in 1981 and converted it for Air Racing. Bill Destefani of Shafter, California bought it in December 1983 and registered it as N71FT on July 30, 1990.
Hawker Sea Fury T Mk. 20, NX20SF Dreadnought was delivered in 1957 as VZ368. It was transferred to the Burmese Air Force as UB-451. Frank Sanders acquired it in 1979 and registered it as N20SF in July 1983. It was modified with a Pratt & Whitney R4360 radial engine, named Dreadnought, and given race number 8. It first flew with its new engine on August 6, 1983. It has adopted the identity of crashed Sea Fury VZ350.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV, NX54SF has been registered to Chino Warbirds since March 2004. Data about NX54SF from the Airworthy Spitfires Page of the Military Airshows in the U.K. web site:Ordered as PR.XI but built as F.XIV at Chattis Hill. To 29 MU on March 13th 1945. Shipped to Bombay, arriving May 15th, then probably stored until struck off charge on July 31st 1947, and sold to Indian AF. Eventually became a gate guardian at Dehra Dun, then bought by Doug Arnold in 1978 and returned to the UK, being registered to Warbirds of Great Britain as G-WWII on July 9th 1979. Restoration to Mk VIII began, but acquired by the Fighter Collection and rebuilt as Mk XIV by Charles Church and Historic Flying. First flight May 22nd 1995. Exchanged for P-40 from Christophe Jacquard in November 1997. Registered F-AZSJ. Damaged in 1998 due to taxiing accident. To 'The Fighter Collection', Duxford in March 2002 and re-registered G-WWII and operated by TFC for Tom Friedkins (Chino Warbird Inc.)
North American SNJ-5 Texan, N2550 was ordered by the Army Air Force as 41-34418 and then transferred to the Navy as BuNo 43683. Its construction number is 88-15348.
Aichi D3A Val replica, NX67629 is a modified Consolidated-Vultee BT-15 that was sold to the civilian market in the 40's. It was modified to represent a Japanese Val for the 1969 movie TORA TORA TORA. The modification consisted of an extra 3 feet of fuselage added between the rear cockpit and the tail, a large fiberglass dorsal fin, raised sides of the fuselage and lower canopies. The modifications also incorporated large fiberglass wheel pants. Its Wright R-975 engine was replaced with a Pratt and Whitney R-1340. After the movie was completed the Val was sold to the San Diego Aerospace Museum. The Planes of Fame Museum acquired the Val back in 1973. It was returned to airworthy condition for the Disney Pearl Harbor film.
Visit Muche's Warbirds Val Replica page for more information.
Cessna O-1A N5199G carries construction number 22118 and was built in 1953. It has been registered to Franklin Vranicar of Corona del Mar, California since February 4, 1994.
Cessna O-1E N62534 carries construction number 23656. It has been registered to William Cobb Trustee of Newport Beeach, California since February 4, 2004.
North American T-6G, N7613C Fixation served the U.S. Air Force as 49-3243. It has been registered to Mark Moodie of Rancho Cucamonga, California since March 28, 1984.
Canadair CT-133 Silver Star NX377JP was registered to the Planes of Fame Museum on July 17, 2007. Its construction number is 21377.
MiG-15, NX87CN has been registered to the Air Museum at Chino since February 1999. It was operated by the Chinese Air Force as 83277. Tom Friedkin first registered it in the U. S. in June 1991.
Sinson L-5G Sentinal N6055C Intensive Care was delivered to the Army Air Force as 45-34950, and it is restored with that tail number. It has been registered to the Air Museum at Chino since April 1, 1997.
Nose art of Sentinal N6055C Intensive Care
Grumman F3F Flying Barrel, N20FG is owned by Cinema Air of Carlsbad, California. It was manufactured by the Texas Airplane Factory. It is powered by a Wright R-1820 radial engine.
General Motors FM-2 Wildcat N86572 has been operated by the Warhawk Air Museum of Boise, Idaho since August of 1997. It served the U. S. Navy as BuNo 86572. Its Grumman construction number is 5626. It entered the civil register as N35MK in 1954. Lyman Rice of Laconia, New Hampshire bought it in 1959 and sold it to Hamilton Aircraft Company of Tucson, Arizona in 1963. New London Airport in Pennsylvania acquired it in 1972 and reportedly sold it in 1984, when it was re-registered as N35M. It was struck off the civil register in April 1990.
Nose art of Wildcat N86572.
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat, N1078Z Minsi III. Its Grumman construction number is A-5634. John Sandberg recovered it from the Fergus Falls Airport in Minnesota in 1962. It was subsequently owned by Lloyd Nolan and Ed Messick.
Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat NX14WB is a newcomer to the Planes of Fame Airshow. Its construction number is D.1148 and it served the US Navy as BuNo 122619. Lloyd Nolen, Lefty Gardner and Bearcat & Company of Mercedes, Texas purchased it for $805 at Naval Air Station Litchfield Park, Arizona in 1958 and registered it as N9758C. It was stored at Litchfield Park until 1963. T.A. Underwood of Buckeye, Arizona bought it in 1963 and sold it to Frank Williams of Port Arthur, Texas that same year. Larry Hamilton and Hamilton Aircraft of Sonoma, California acquired it in 1963 and sold it to Aviation Amazement-Amusement Incorporated and the Confederate Air Force of Oklahoma City in 1966. It was transferred to Gardner Flyers and the Confederate Air Force at Brownwood, Texas in 1968. It passed through the hands of Max Hoffman and Ken Boomhower before it was purchsed by Harold Beal and Charles Smith of Knoxville, Tennessee in 1973. Beal registered it as N700F in 1975. Whittington Brothers Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale, Florida acquired it in September 1989. Don Whittington and World Jet Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale registered it as N14WB in September 1979. It was loaned to the Experimental Aircraft Association Aviation Foundation in Oshkosh, Wisconson in 1980. Yesterday Museum Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale took charge of it in October 1998 and transferred it to World Jet Incorporated of Fort Lauderdale on September 2, 1999. It has been registered to Lewis Aeronautical LLC of San Antonio, Texas since January 23, 2008.
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless, NX670AM of the Planes of Fame Museum. It was built as Navy BuNo 28536 but delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force as NZ5062. After the war it was used as a wind machine by MGM Studios. Wings from another SBD were recovered from Guadalcanal to return this Dauntless to flying condition in 1987. It flew its first flight after reconstruction on February 7, 1987. It is powered by a Wright R-1820 radial engine.
Curtiss Warhawk Mk. 1, N940AK is restored as P-40E 41-13521. It was built for the Royal Air Force as AK940, but it was diverted to the Royal Canadian Air Force, which it served as 1058. It was restored in New Zealand. It has been registered to Banta Aviation Corporation of Dover, Delaware since May 24, 2001.
Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero" NX46770 is registered to the Planes of Fame Museum of Chino. Its Mitsubishi construction number is 5357. It was captured by U. S. troops at Asilito Airfield, Saipan on June 18, 1944. It was shipped to the U. S. for evaluation, arriving in San Diego, California on July 16, 1944. It was flown for approximately 190 hours by Navy pilots at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. Ed Maloney acquired it for the Air Museum in Claremont in 1950. It first flew after restoration on June 28, 1978. It is powered by an original Sakai 21 radial engine.
General Dynamics F-16C Block 40D 88-0521 of the 388th Fighter Wing based at Hill Air Force Base.
North American P-51D Mustang, N151MW Lady Alice was delivered to the Army Air Force as 45-11633. Its construction number is 124-48386. William G. Lacy and Lacy Steel Incorporated of Honolulu, Hawaii registered it as N5413V in 1963. It was damaged in a ground accident at Honolulu in 1972. Lady Alice Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware registered it as N151MW on August 26, 1999. It has been registered to Wagner P-51 Corporation since September 12, 2006.
North American P-51D Mustang, N64824 Speedball Alice has been registered to Arthur Vance of Sebastapol, California since October 2000. It served the Army Air Corps as 44-74389. It was transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force as 9580 in 1950. It received its current registration in 1973. Art Vance bought it in 1976. It was rebuilt at Shafter in 1982 as Million Dollar Baby in 1982. It was renamed Speedball Alice in 2000.
North American P-51D Mustang, NL451TB Kimberly Kaye has been registered to Banta Aviation Corporation of Dover Delaware since February 2001. It served the Army Air Corps as 45-11559. It was transferred to the FA Salvadorena as FAS-401 in September 1968. Flaherty Factors Incorporated of Monterey, California registered it as N34FF on November 1, 1974. It swapped identities with 44-11153 when it returned to the United States. Clark Motor Company of State College, Pennsylvnia bought it in 1983 and re-registered it as N51WE in September 1985. It crashed near State College, Pennsylvnia on March 7, 1988, killing William Clark. It was restored to airworthy condition, making its first flight on March 22, 2003.
North American P-51D Mustang, NL7722C was delivered to the Army Air Force as 44-73420. Its construction number is 122-39879. Michael E. Coutches and American Aircraft Sales Company of Hayward, California registered it as N7722C on February 17, 1958. Ronald E. West and West Foods Incorporated of Soquel, California acquired it in 1958 and sold it to Richard B. McFarlane on July 21, 1958. Donald G. Bell of Livermore, California bought it on August 25, 1958 and sold it to Robert G. Bixler of San Jose, California in October 1965. Robert H. Phillips of Phoenix, Arizona acquired it on March 1971 and sold it to Rob Satterfield of Aaron F. Giebel and Dallas L. Smith of Midland, Texas on September 9, 1978. Rob Satterfield and Dallas L. Smith of Midland bought it in 1983 and sold it to Dallas L. Smith of Midland in 1990. Brian Hore and Alpine Fighter Collection of Wanaka, New Zealand acquired it in 1993 and registered it as ZK-PLI. It flew as Flew as Isabell II of the 357th Fighter Group. Jack Croul and Aircorp/Pursuit LLC of Corona Del Mar, California registered it as N7722C again on December 7, 2005.
North American P-51A-10NA Mustang, NX4235Y Mrs Virginia carries construction number 99-22354 and served the Army Air Force as 43-6251. Cal Aero Technical Institute of Glendale, California acquired it in 1946 and sold it to Ed Maloney and The Air Museum at Claremont, California in 1953. It made its first flight after restoration to airworthy condition on August 19, 1981. It was formerly restored as Royal Air Force Apache AG470, RU-M and displayed at Valle, Arizona.
North American B-25J Mitchell, N3675G Photo Fanny has been registered to James Maloney of Corona Del Mar, California since January 10, 1978. Its Army Air Corps tail number was 44-30423. It joined the Air Museum in Ontario, California in 1965. It is often used for air-to-air photography sessions of the warbirds flying out of Chino. It is powered by a pair of Wright R-2600 radial engines.
Lockheed P-38L Lightning NL7723C was delivered to the Army Air Force as photo-reconnaissance F-5G 44-26981. Its construction number is 7985. Aero Exploration Company Incorporated of Tulsa, Oklahoma acquired it from the War Assets Administration at Kingman, Arizona for $1,250 on March 22, 1946. It was registered as NX53752 on May 10, 1946 and then as N53752 in 1948. It was withdrawn from service in Tulsa, Oklahoma in July 1949. Spartan Air Services Limited of Ottawa, Ontario registered it as CF-GCH in December 1951. It suffered a landing gear collapse at Duluth, Minnesota on May 3, 1953. Hycon Aerial Surveys of Pasadena, California registered it as N5596V on November 8, 1956. It was retired and stored in the open at Las Vegas in December 1959. Don E. May of Phoenix, Arizona bought it on June 25, 1962 and sold it to Ben W. Widtfeldt and Desert Aviation Incorporated of Phoenix, Arizona on June 19, 1963. Aero Enterprises of La Porte, Indiana acquired it on September 9, 1963 and sold it to Laurel Walsh of Birmingham, Michigan on November 11, 1963. J.W. Bohmier and New London Airport of New London, Pennsylvania bought it on December 6, 1963 and sold it to Jim Cullen and Westair Company of Westminster, Colorado on Nov. 2, 1964. Troy G. Hawkins of Wichita Falls, Texas acquired it on September 9, 1965 and sold it to L. James Ausland and Sports Air of Seattle, Washington on April 20, 1967. William E. Padden of Los Angeles, California bought it on April 20, 1968 and sold it to I.N. "Junior" Burchinal of Paris, Texas on August 19, 1970. It struck a car and trailer while landing and suffered a landing gear collapse at Paris, Texas on May 23, 1971. David M. Boyd and Eagle Aviation of Tulsa, Oklahoma acquired the wreckage on April 2, 1973 and sold it to John P. Silberman of Key West, Florida on January 4, 1979. It was rebuilt at Live Oaks, Florida and made its first flight in September 1985. The Museum Of Flying at Santa Monica, California acquired it in October 1989 and fitted it with a conventional fighter nose in 1990. William Lyons and Martin Aviation of Santa Ana, California bought it on May 20, 1990. It was damaged in a gear up landing at Winslow, Arizona in August 1992. David Price, Liberty Aero Corp, and the Museum Of Flying at Santa Monica, California acquired it on November 6, 1995 and traded it to the Commemorative Air Force in September 2002. Vintage Fighters LLC of Corona del Mar, California registered it as NL7723C on June 10, 2005. It has been painted since the 2007 Chino Airshow.
Lockheed P-38J Lightning, NX138AM 23 Skidoo is registered to the Air Museum at Chino. It was built as Army Air Corps 44-23314. It was acquired by the Hanfield School of Aeronautics in Santa Maria, California in 1950. Jack Hardwicke of El Monte, California registered it as N29Q in 1954. He sold it to the Air Museum in Ontario, California in 1960 where it sat on static display for seventeen years. It was restored to flying condition, making its first flight on July 22, 1988. It then went to the Planes of Fame East museum in Minnesota. Bob Pond purchased it in October 1989 and registered it as N38BP.It returned to the Air Museum at Chino in 1998. It is powered by a pair of Allison V-1710 twelve-cylinder engines.
Republic P-47G "razorback" Thunderbolt, N3395G Spirit of Atlantic City NJ has been registered to the Planes of Fame Museum since December 1965. Its original serial was 42-25254. It was manufactured under license by Curtiss. It was purchased by the Grand Central Aircraft Company of Glendale, California in 1944. Cal Aero Technical Institute used the airframe as a mechanic training aid from 1950 to 1955. The Claremont Air Museum acquired it in October 1955. It was restored to flying condition at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The restoration began in 1958, and it first flew in 1963, when it received its current registration. It flew as Roscoe's Retreat for a while. It crashed during an airshow at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station, California on October 23, 1971. The next time it flew was in 1976. It is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine.
Fairey Firefly AS-6, N518WB has been registered to Edward Kurdziel of Del Mar, California since February 2003. It was built in 1950 and is a veteran of the Korean War. It flew for the Royal Australian Navy as WB518 and still carries that ID. The K on the tail denotes that this Firefly came off the HMAS Sydney. Its Fairey construction number is F.8646. For a while, it was displayed on a pole at Griffith, New South Wales. Classic Aviation Pty Limited of Bankstown, NSW acquired it in 1991. It was restored using parts of Firefly WD828.
Visit the web site of Fairey Firefly WB518.
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair N11Y served the US Navy as BuNo 67087. It spent some time in the service of the El Salvadoran Air Force. Chuck Wentworth and C. C. Air Corporation of Rialto, California recovered it in 1988. It made its first flight after restoration at Rialto in 1995. It has been registered to C. C. Air Corporation of Port Hueneme since July 25, 1995.
Vought F4U-4 Corsair NX10DF recently returned to the United States after being displayed in France for over a decade. Its construction number is 9418, and it served the US Navy as BuNo 97264. It was stored at Naval Air Station Litchfield Park from 1956 to 1959. Robert Bean of Hereford, Arizona bought it in 1959. Bean registered it as N5218V and stored it at Mosely Field, Phoenix, Arizona from 1967 to 1969 and then in Tucson until 1973. Pacific Warbirds Museum of Half Moon Bay, California acquired it in 1973 and sold it to Eugene H. Akers of San Diego in 1977. It was stored in a hanger at Lancaster, Califfornia and later displayed in a car sales yard at Mojave, California. Eugene H. Akers and Charles Hall of Ramona, Califfornia bought it in 1984 and named it Ghost Raiders. It made its first flight after restoration in February 1992. Cecil Harp, Chuck Hall, and H&H Aircraft Sales of Pinedale, Wyoming took charge of it in 1991. Christophe Jacquard exported it to Dijon, France in January 1996. Christophe Jacquard, Flying Legends, and Corsair Warbird Limited of Dijon-Longvic, France registered it as F-AZVJ on April 16, 1996. It was registered as NX10DF by Chino Warbirds Incorporated of Houston, Texas on October 31, 2007.
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NX29VF made its first appearance at the Planes of Fame airshow. It served the US Navy as BuNo 67070. It was delivered to the El Salvadoran Air Force as FAS 201 in 1957. It was recovered from El Salvador about 1975. John Roxbury of Princeton, Minnesota acquired it in 1988. Charles A. Osborn and Vintage Aircraft of Louisville, Kentucky acquired it on September 15, 1999. Blue Sky Aviation of Streetman, Texas took registered it as N29VF in September 2004. It has been registered to Lewis Aeronautical LLC of San Antonio, Texas since October 2, 2006.
Vought F4U-1A Corsair, NX83782 is registered to the Planes of Fame Museum at Chino, California. It is the oldest airworthy Corsair. It flew for the Navy as Buno 17799 and still carries that number on its tail. It was used as a movie prop by MGM Studios. The Ontario Air Museum acquired it in 1970. It was restored to airworthy condition in 1977.
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