Thunder Over Michigan Adds 11th Corsair to Lineup!!!

The Mid America Flight Museum's FG-1D Corsair Bu.92471 is the latest of 11 Corsairs to join the lineup at the 2019 Thunder Over Michigan air show set for this August 3/4. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
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Following on from our article on February 22, we can now report that the Yankee Air Museum has been able to secure the addition of an eleventh Corsair to their air show line up for this year’s Thunder Over Michigan air show in Ypsilanti, Michigan during the weekend of August 3/4. The latest ‘bent wing bird’ scheduled to attend is the Mid America Flight Museum’s Goodyear-built FG-1D Corsair Bu.92471. If all of these Corsairs are able to attend, it will surely be the biggest gathering of airworthy Corsairs in one location since the days when they were still flying with the French Navy (Aéronavale) during the early 1960s. Thunder Over Michigan is clearly going to be a Must-See air show this year, as the chances of such a gathering happening again anywhere else are pretty slim.

Some of the Corsairs at the Corsairs Over Connecticut gathering in Bridgeport, CT back in 2010. Imagine three times as many Corsairs in the same shot… We might get close to that at this year’s Thunder Over Michigan air show. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

In summary, the lineup now stands as below…

F4U-7 Bu.133722 – Erickson Aircraft Collection

F4U-7 Bu.133710 – John O’Connor

F4U-5N Bu.123168 – Fighters & Legends

F4U-4 Bu.97143 – Jim Tobul

FG-1D Bu.92508 – Military Aviation Museum

F4U-4 Bu.97388 – Wings Of The North

FG-1D Bu.92468  – Commemorative Air Force – Dixie Wing 

F4U-5NL Bu.122179 – Collings Foundation

FG-1D Bu.88090/NZ5612 – Louis Horschel

FG-1D Bu.67089 – Elenville, LLC

FG-1D Corsair Bu.92471 – Mid America Flight Museum

… but don’t be surprised if one or two more Corsairs join in on the fun!

The Collings Foundation’s F4U-7 Corsair will be on hand at this year’s Thunder Over Michigan Air Show. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

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