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

    I was in Santa Rosa (STS) airport and seen the Korbel jet leave in the morning. I didnít see a Corsair on the ramp last night. Is it still at Stead?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald McMullin View Post
    The man in the black hat was on the line to fly in the 2010 gold race that was canceled due to wind.
    Wayne,
    Another hint as to the identity of the gentleman in the black hat with the NRA t-shirt, he was he was flying in second place in the Friday 2011 Unlimited heat race.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald McMullin View Post
    Wayne,
    Another hint as to the identity of the gentleman in the black hat with the NRA t-shirt, he was he was flying in second place in the Friday 2011 Unlimited heat race.
    Cryptic, but that doesn't look like Will to me?
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    Default Re: Corsair Hiding In Old Stead Bear Cave 3-14-2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald McMullin View Post
    Wayne,
    Another hint as to the identity of the gentleman in the black hat with the NRA t-shirt, he was he was flying in second place in the Friday 2011 Unlimited heat race.
    I forgot to mention that when the Korbel jet left Santa Rosa Will Whitestead was on board. He does all the flying for Korbel so my guess would be Will will fly the Corsair home.

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

    It's staying in the Aviation Classics hangar, what was called the Bear Cave a while back and used to house her. I was told the pilot is getting time in it before it leaves. I know yesterday he was doing airwork like we all have, rolls, stalls dirty and clean.

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

    She's up again, late afternoon flight. The jet flew in this morning and about 15 minutes ago I heard her take off.

    Sounds so much like the Bear.

    Flew counter-clockwise around Stead airport to get to altitude, then just light throttle putt CC around the airport.


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

    Friday 4-8 she was up again and just landed.

    Today they did some rolls, by the time I ran in and got the camera she was done with rolls.

    I did try my new D500 w/500mm lens finally. Have had the camera for 18 moths and the first time I have had a chance to use it.

    Puledl her in pretty good from high over the airport.

    When they were doing rolls they were north of the house between Juniper and Coyote ridge, those would have been closer shots.

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

    Love the sound! He only passed over my way once though.

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

    Friday 4/8 2:16pm, she was up a 2nd time and just put down gear,

    What a stout flyable warbird.

    This time they gained attitude and looks/sound like they tested stall speed/characteristics.

    Wonder what the plan is, they are spending a lot of time/money?

    Are they training someone how to fly her?

    Not the most pristine warbird, but definitely something very dependable and flyable.

    Hope they continue to share the experience with others.

    Heres a photo from the 2010 Sonoma Historic races of a Cobra. Use it.

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