Wings Over Houston Airshow, 2014 Part 2
A few more from the airshow. I didn’t really get carried away taking pictures because I found that it started interfering with my enjoying the show, which got a bit more important now that the grandkids are tagging along.
The Corsair in the photo holds a special place in my heart. She is BuNo 92489, an FG-1D built by Goodyear in 1943. She was surplused to El Salvador in the late 50’s and flown for many years before being consigned to a boneyard. My friend Frank, at that time a TWA pilot, found and recovered the airplane in 1976 and brought her home. When I met him the late 80’s, I was fortunate enough to be in on some of the restoration. Just after she won Grand Champion Warbird at Oshkosh in 2010, he sold her and she now lives here in Houston.
11 additional images. Click to enlarge.