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2014 Corsair Restoration Benefit and Car Show Recap

September 7th, 2014 was a beautiful day. Over 140 cars and trucks showed up to support the 2014 Corsair Restoration Benefit and Car Show. By all accounts it was a rousing success. Visitors were able to see many beautiful vintage cars, street rods, custom cars, muscle … Continue reading

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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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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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