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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Thursday, May 25, 2017

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Warbirds - Radial Heavyweights

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo Aero Experience continues our year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, sponsored by Air Associates, with a look at radial-engine heavyweight fighters - Chance Vought Corsair and Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.  These classic fighters provided air cover and close air support in the European and Pacific Theaters, and their unique shapes became symbols of the Allied victory.

The Corsairs featured her include Goodyear made FG-1D Corsair 489 from Houston, TX; FG-1D Corsair, Marine's Dream, from Mount Pleaseant, TX; Chance Vought F-4U-4 Corsair 205 from Tulsa, OK; and Jim Tobul's F-4U-4 416 from South Carolina.  The P-47D Thunderbolt, Balls Out, is from Lewis Air Legends in San Antonio, TX. 

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