Honouring Heroes

Jim Tobul flies his much-loved Corsair in tribute to those who operated the type in battle – and in remembrance of his father, Joe.

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Jim at the controls of the immaculately kept Corsair 97143. Many thanks to the various photographers who supplied their superb images for this article. VIA JIM TOBUL

WARBIRDS VOUGHT F4U-4 CORSAIR

A modest and highly likeable man from Wyoming, Jim Tobul was introduced to flying when he was a child by his dad, Joe. “My father sparked my interest in aviation from a young age – in fact I was flying the family Stinson 108 when I was nine years old, with my cub scout sweatshirt on!” Jim told FlyPast at the recent Sun ‘n Fun Expo in Florida.

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