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.

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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