Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 29th 1940 – First Flight of the XF4U-1 Corsair in Stratford, Connecticut.

In February 1938 the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics published a request for proposal for a single-engined fighter. By June 1938, the U.S. Navy signed a contract with Vought for a prototype, the XF4U-1, BuNo 1443. Rex Beisel headed up the team of … Continue reading

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US Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks in Action

Designed in 1972 the UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army’s tactical transport helicopter. Since the dawn of the helicopter, right here at 550 Main Street / Sniffens Lane in … Continue reading

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Memorial Day May 26th, 2014

The Connecticut Air & Space Centers core mission is to Honor, Preserve and Educate. Memorial Day is more than the first official beach day, a day off, or a reason to go shopping. On Memorial Day, the flag of the … Continue reading

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US Navy Sikorsky Seahawks Sporting Some Fancy Tailfeathers

In the Pacific Fleet, many of the MH-60 Seahawks have colorful, intricate and extensive squadron marking on their tails. Check out some of this great photography of  the Sikorsky  Seahawk by US Navy Photographers.

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Vought 173 Test Flights

The Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake” designed by Charles H. Zimmerman was an American experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U “Flying Flapjack” World War II United States Navy fighter aircraft program.  In the 1930s, Charles Zimmerman was … Continue reading

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Maintaining the Seahawk Fleet – The Sailors of the US Navy That Keep Them Flying

Today we look at some great photos of the sailors that keep the many Seahawks stationed in the Pacific ready to go at all times. The Seahawk is built in  Stratford, Connecticut.  

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Sikorsky Seahawks in Action over the Pacific

Our brave sailors of the US Navy at sea in the Pacific rely on their Sikorsky MH-60 Seahawks to get the job done. Take a few moments to check out some great photos courtesy of the US Navy.

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