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F2G Corsair Formation Flight

From Scott Germain comes an outstanding photo of two rare F2G Corsairs in formation over Arizona just a few days ago.  These two rare Super Corsairs were highly sought after racing mounts in the post war racing era.  Today, thanks to dedicated owners and restorers, we see them flying together again!  They wear paint schemes and markings just as they raced in the late 1940s.

Thanks to Scott Germain of Images of Light and Lift for allowing us to post the photo.

Links - Images of Light and Lift, Warbird Aeropress, Odegaard Aviation

Cessna 170 Rides and 108th Anniversary of Flight

Yesterday marked the passage of 108 years of flight.  Hard to believe that manned flight has been possible for over 100 years.  When you stop and think about it from the first flight by the Wright brothers to walking on the moon... that was 66 years.  That is quite a leap in just 66 years!  In 2011 my interest still takes me back to the 1930s thru the 1950s.  Our Cessna 170 has been flying since October of 1955 and is still going strong.
Last weekend I gave a ride to some friends from church and explained to them that flying in a 1956 Cessna is like going back in time.  We cruised around the sky in a time machine that took us back to another time.  Tyler sat in the front with me and did a fine job of flying on his first flight in a small airplane.  Sharing our time machine is always fun!

This afternoon I made a quick flight over to Cowtown Aerocrafters to visit their T-6 project.  It is coming along nicely and the polished aluminum is really starting to shine.


So two good weekends of fl…