You’ve Heard of a Project Car, Now Get Yourself a Project Warbird

It is in our nature to want to take something that is damaged and rebuild it to what it once was. If you’ve ever had a project car that you’ve brought back from the brink of crumbling rust, you know that feeling of satisfaction, pride, and dedication.

That same feeling can be associated with nearly any passion project and warbirds are no different. The 1945 Goodyear FG-1D “Corsair” may be slightly damaged and will need some work, but her parts are still mostly all there. This warbird flew in WWII and is looking for an individual passionate about restoring it to its former glory.

If you are looking for a new passion project and love flying, we can help you get what you’re looking for. Call 800-210-1951 today to speak with one of our aviation broker experts and we’ll get the ball rolling. Feel free to contact us by filling out a quick form as well.

Continue reading to learn more about the 1945 Corsair.

The Early Years

Corsair Bu. Nu. 92106 was built in 1945 by Goodyear at their factory in Akron, Ohio, and delivered to the U.S. Navy shortly thereafter. It did not see combat in WWII and after the war, it went through various U.S. Navy Reserve Squadrons. Stricken from the U.S. Navy, Corsair ended up on display in a park in Washington State from 1958 until 1973 when it was acquired by legendary warbird collector David Tallichet.

As Seen on TV & Award Winner

This Corsair was flown in the TV show “Black Sheep Squadron” from 1976-78.  It was then stored in Chino, CA from 1978 until 1989 when it was purchased by Gary Kohs of Detroit, MI. Kohs commissioned John Lane / Unlimited Airpower to restore the Corsair to “As Delivered to the U.S. Navy from Goodyear” condition. The concourse quality restoration took 13 years with the result being that the Corsair was awarded the Grand Champion Warbird – WWII trophy at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, WI in 2003.

How It Got Damaged

Corsair 92106 flew regularly from 2003 until 2019 when it was heavily damaged in a landing accident in Canada.  The aircraft was recovered and stored pending a decision on its fate. Recently the decision was made to offer the aircraft for sale “As Is, Where Is”.

Restore a Piece of History

Whether you simply love history or the satisfaction of the restoration process, the Corsair is a great warbird to work on. If you are interested in her, give us a call at 800-210-1951 and we can go over the details. Feel free to contact us by filling out a quick form as well.

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