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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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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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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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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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Whitehead Aircraft on Display at Fairfield Warde High School April, 27 9am-3pm

Connecticut Air & Space Center (CASC) to display aircraft that is changing history Andrew Kosch, board member of CASC, will be at Fairfield’s Earth Day event with a replica of the Gustav Whitehead Flyer, the original of which is now … Continue reading

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