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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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017: Warbirds - Fighters

By Fred Harl
The Aero Experience coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 warbirds continues with a look at the fighters that served in World War II and the Korean War: Vought F-4U Corsair, Grumman F-8F Bearcat, North American P-51 Mustang, Bell P-63 King Cobra, Supermarine Spitfire and North American F-86 Sabre. Of note is that the Corsair served with distinction in the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II, the Korean War, and regional conflicts though the 1960s. Over 12,500 were produced, remaining in production from 1942 to 1952. Also, three Bell P-63 King Cobras in formation is indeed a rare sight!    

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