Took place on 03 to 05 June 2005 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford,
Connecticut where thousands of Corsairs rolled out of the factory,
across Main Street, and on to the tarmac of the airport for their first flight.
A rare gathering of the people that built them, the people that flew them,
and five Corsair from Chance Vought and Goodyear were on show and in
the air during the weekend.
To honor the war effort and achievement of Connecticut’s aircraft workers
at United Aircraft, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Standard and the
Vought-Sikorsky companies in the production of the only major combat
aircraft of World War II that was the product of a single state, Connecticut.
About 12,500 Corsairs were built between 1938 and 1945 – the
longest continuous production of any World War II-era aircraft.
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Started on: 14 July 2005
Last revised: 4 August, 2012 by ThistleGroup.