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Museum Acquires Rare Safety Badge

We were very lucky to acquire a very rare Chance Vought Committee, Green Cross, Enamel Lapel Pin.  It measures 1 1/4 inch x 1 1/8 inch, about the size of a half dollar. It was originally owned by an employee at Chance … Continue reading

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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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Sunday May 5th, 2013 Connecticut Air & Space Center to hold panel discussion on pioneer aviators

Andrew King, Executive Director of CASC will hold a panel discussion on Gustav Whitehead and Chance Vought that will focus on the accomplishments of both aviation pioneers with emphasis on the recent recognition of Gustav Whitehead being the first to … Continue reading

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Connecticut Air & Space Center’s Open House Saturday, July 9th and Sunday July 10th, 2011 Stratford, CT

Connecticut Air & Space Center’s Open House Saturday, July 9th and Sunday July 10th, 2011 Stratford, CT “Celebrating Connecticut’s Aviation History” (Stratford, CT) The Connecticut Air & Space Center (CASC) is hosting a free, all access Open House “Celebrating Connecticut’s … Continue reading

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