Vintage Wings of Canada Corsair Sold

A picture of the FG-1D in happier days, flying in the colors of Lt.Robert Hampton Gray's Corsair Mk.IV KD658 at Gatineau. The aircraft will soon undergo a total rebuild at Pacific Fighters for its new owner. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
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by Richard Mallory Allnutt

Platinum Fighter Sales has just negotiated the sale of FG-1D Corsair BuNo.92106, a longtime and much-beloved resident with Vintage Wings of Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. This aircraft will require a substantial rebuild due to the damage the airframe incurred during a landing incident at Gatineau Executive Airport in July, 2019. According to Simon Brown of Platinum Fighter Sales, the Corsair will soon head to a U.S. warbird shop for a complete restoration on behalf of the new, as-yet-unnamed owner, also based in the USA. From a personal perspective, having watched the aircraft perform so many times over Gatineau, it will be sad to see the Corsair depart Vintage Wings’ hangar, but hopefully the capital raised via this transaction will allow something new and special to blossom in their highly capable workshop, where the restoration of a Hawker Fury biplane fighter is already underway.

 

FG-1D Corsair 92106 inside the hangar at Vintage Wings of Canada a few weeks after its July, 2019 accident. While this aircraft never saw combat, it did feature quite heavily in the 1970s television show, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, a largely fictional account describing the exploits of the legendary ‘Pappy’ Boyington and his fellow marines in VMF-214, Black Sheep Squadron. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

During happier times… one of the Corsair’s most dramatic displays with Vintage Wings of Canada took place during a nighttime photoshoot on the ramp ouside their hangar at Gatineau Executive Airport in September, 2011. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

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