Thunder Over Michigan 2019 "Corsair Crazy"

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Re: Thunder Over Michigan 2019 "Corsair Crazy"

Post by Ack » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:41 am

Enjoyed the show last Saturday. We got there around 9:30 and had to walk WAY down to get on the fence.....reminded me of the walk out at Selfridge. Found out about the shuttle bus which saved some walking time later on.

Still have mixed feelings about the new layout, and other than the battle things do seem a tad far away. Tents are out of hand too....take up way too much of the area.

I agree, one hour from the gates opening until flying goes fast.....we usually wander through the statics at that time but couldn't do it this year. The two hour intermission was enough time for us to stand in line to climb into the cockpit of Marine's Dream...pretty cool experience.

Nice mix of planes flying, weather was great, but it's a weird feeling that we're still in early August and the show is already done. Looks like it's back to late August next year.
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Post by sdrice+ » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:22 am

Friday O-2 shot may be my best Skymaster photo ever.

Saturday night shoot was the main reason for coming this year after superb results last year. Corsairs were an added treat.
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Post by kstater94 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:46 pm

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One of mine from the night shoot.

Probably one of the best TOM shows to date!

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Post by alexp2805- » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:55 pm

Incredible, John!

It was for sure the best TOM in many years IMO.
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Post by kstater94 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 pm

Thanks for the kind words Alex!

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Post by ssims45 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:54 pm

Can anyone help me fill in the blanks? This info is in the order the Corsairs flew on Saturday.

#1 Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing F4U-1D Corsair #530
Pilot: ??
BuNo 92468 / N9964Z

#2 Ronald Lauder's FG-1D Corsair #913 "Godspeed"
Pilot: Charles Lynch
BuNo 67089 / NX83JC

#3 Collings Foundation F4U-5NL Corsair #5
Pilot: Mark Murphy
BuNo 124692 / NX45NL

#4 Jim Tobul's F4U-4 Corsair #416 "Korean War Hero"
Pilot: Jim Tobul
BuNo 97132 / N713JT

#5 Black Pearl 51's FG-1D Corsair
Pilot: ??
BuNo ?? / N43FG

#6 Erickson Aircraft Corporation's F4U-4B Corsair #211
Pilot: ??
BuNo 97231 / NX1337A

#7 Fighters & Legend's F4U-5 Corsair #5
Pilot: ??
BuNo 122179 / N179PT

#8 Military Aviation Museum's FG-1D Corsair #31
Pilot: ??
BuNo 92508 / N46RL

#9 Mid America Flight Museum's FG-1D Corsair #19 "Marine's Dream"
Pilot: Scott Glover
BuNo 92422 / NX773RD

#10 Wings of the North's F4U-4 Corsair #310
Pilot: ??
BuNo 97388 / NX72378

#11 Lone Star Flight Museum's F4U-5N Corsair #21 "ANNIE-MO"
Pilot: ??
BuNo 121881 / NX43RW
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Post by kalamazookid » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:13 pm

I believe Ray Fowler was flying the CAF FG-1D and Mike Schiffer was flying N179PT. Not sure about the others.
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