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

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

    So my son and me are coming back from a dump run, we take the scenic drive through the Stead airport. Drive past the old Bear Cave it looks like bent wings through the window.

    Stop, walk over and jump my short ass up past the window and sure enough, there's a corsair in there.

    Its light blue and has a what looks like a skull and crossbones on the front cowling?

    Anyone know something?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    Anyone know something?
    Yes and no... 99% sure if it’s a light blue Corsair with skull and crossbones it’s the ex-Chuck Wentworth N11Y. I think Joel was ferrying it to the new owner last month and it shows that it’s being transferred to “Gary Heck”. I guess he would be the new owner. Don’t know why it’s at Stead though. Maybe Gary’s a racer
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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Yes and no... 99% sure if itís a light blue Corsair with skull and crossbones itís the ex-Chuck Wentworth N11Y. I think Joel was ferrying it to the new owner last month and it shows that itís being transferred to ďGary HeckĒ. I guess he would be the new owner. Donít know why itís at Stead though. Maybe Garyís a racer
    Thats it.

    https://www.skytamer.com/Goodyear_FG-1D.html

    Thanks for the reply young man.


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

    Gary Heck is the head of Korbel in Guerneville, CA. The pending registration for N11Y matches the Korbel Winery address. I understand he's also into drag racing. Maybe we will see this Corsair on the course!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kegger View Post
    Gary Heck is the head of Korbel in Guerneville, CA. The pending registration for N11Y matches the Korbel Winery address. I understand he's also into drag racing. Maybe we will see this Corsair on the course!
    I was trying to find out more info on Gary Heck, appreciate the notes! Wineries, Sherman Smoot, relationships... hmmm... Interesting that it's in the Bear Cave. I wonder how that came to be? Hope she's there waiting for PRS!!!
    Last edited by GRNDP51; 03-16-2020 at 01:44 PM.
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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Owner is storing it in Stead for a few month before it moves to it's new home in CA.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    Owner is storing it in Stead for a few month before it moves to it's new home in CA.
    Santa Rosa or Shellville?
    remember the Oogahonk!

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

    It would look just fine with race numbers on it!



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

    Samual,

    Thats a nice air to air shot. Yes, she would look awesome rounding the pylons.

    And he sure would get some enjoyment using her that way.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Moer View Post
    Santa Rosa or Shellville?
    Not sure

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