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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    I tried hard to ID any of the folks in the pictures... no joy.. anyone else??
    Here's some notes, the guys with the black binder drove up and after a while he and another went into the jet.

    Nothing happened after that, I'm assume he and the pilot where going over the preflight details.

    I had to leave before they were done :-(

    On the tarmac, everyone was just BS'ing waiting on them.

    Over heard one talking about recently flying a P51, another was introduced as the company that owns her.

    Even though I missed the start-up, just being around such a classic was precious.

    When I heard her fly, its the sound of freedom, WWII style.

    I just get all gitty thinking about what that sound projected to the enemy back in the day.

    Have to wonder what "that sound" will be that terrifies our next fo??
    Last edited by Desertdawg; 04-26-2020 at 04:09 PM.

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

    Kinda looks like Johnny Maloney in the o.d. t-shirt...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mkd1966 View Post
    Kinda looks like Johnny Maloney in the o.d. t-shirt...
    I think that is, also considering it's a Fighter Rebuilders tee.

    The jet is under a different name than the Corsair, but it's still registered in Guerneville so maybe it's Heck's?

    Is the guy in the cockpit not Dan Vance..?
    Last edited by GRNDP51; 04-26-2020 at 06:18 PM.
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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    I think that is, also considering it's a Fighter Rebuilders tee.

    The jet is under a different name than the Corsair, but it's still registered in Guerneville so maybe it's Heck's?

    Is the guy in the cockpit not Dan Vance..?
    Yeah, that's Dan.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Race5 View Post
    Yeah, that's Dan.
    Would make sense for Dan to ferry it since they both live in Wine Country.

    Dawg do you know if it left?
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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Quote Originally Posted by GRNDP51 View Post
    Would make sense for Dan to ferry it since they both live in Wine Country.

    Dawg do you know if it left?
    It's still there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    I tried hard to ID any of the folks in the pictures... no joy.. anyone else??
    The Citation X is registered to Korbel.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mkd1966 View Post
    Kinda looks like Johnny Maloney in the o.d. t-shirt...
    The man in the black hat was on the line to fly in the 2010 gold race that was canceled due to wind.

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

    There up right now, super nice day, blue sky, and the only sound is a big radial.

    They are definitely having fun, they have the sky to themselves.

    Like when Rare Bear lived here, always up playing/testing.


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

    Almost thought we were going to have a mayday.

    A ways over the house she started popping and sputtering, then they turned west towards the airport and started a decent. After a while she appeared from behind Juniper Ridge getting into the Stead flight pattern with landing gear down.

    Sounded good on approach.

    Was that some sort of systems check/test?


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