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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    I have to guess its going to Santa Rosa or possibly the Nut Tree. I haven't heard anything about a new Corsair at Schellville. The Couches P51H is now based at Nut tree, so its possible that they are trying to entice more Warbirds there.

    Will

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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Unless they just have it rounding the pylons stock they would need a lot of mods to really race it & I think those days are over. Just my opinion. It looks great as is.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Bob,

    Yes, just to watch him fly and experience the sound is all me and my grandkids would expect. No race numbers needed.

    Come to Reno fly them low around the pylons!


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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Gary lives in Santa Rosa and is the owner of Korbel Winery. The winery is located in Gurneville. Most likely choice would be storing it in Santa Rosa, he only lives a few miles from the Santa Rosa airport. He probably has it in Nevada for tax purposes like Vicky did with her P51 Mustang.

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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    [QUOTE=Airrace7;139824 He probably has it in Nevada for tax purposes like Vicky did with her P51 Mustang.[/QUOTE]

    Bingo, that's it. 90 days before bringing it back to CA

    In case he cruises by this site? Maybe I can get a invite whenever he's up here checking her out so I can drive over and take some shots.

    Some shots on the Stead ramp when she's leaving
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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Gary has spent a lot of time racing cars but gave that up several ago. His cars still race but I am not sure who is behind the wheel. I donít think Gary will be racing as he is 72 years old. I think he might have a pilots license as his companies have several airplanes in their fleet.

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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    I just step outside and heard this glorious sound and knew what it was. It spent about 25-30 minutes flying up around the broken clouds. Perfect warm day for that.

    Maybe in my next life I will have enough money to buy one :-)

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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    It was a nice morning, figured after my morning bike ride I would head over to Stead to see what was going on at the hanger.

    They had her pulled out and and a private jet pulled up, 6 or so people came out and walked to the Corsair.

    I had my external stereo mic and was hoping to capture the sound of a start-up.

    No luck, hung around for almost a hour and had to finally leave.

    Once home it wasn't but 30 minutes when I heard her fly.

    Lot more dropping into the approach pattern and such compared to the previous 2 higher flights.



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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    I tried hard to ID any of the folks in the pictures... no joy.. anyone else??
    Wayne Sagar
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