The restoration of an FG-1D Corsair for the Warbird Heritage Foundation recalls not the type’s combat career, but its role in training new US Navy carrier pilots. David Leininger reports
Living in a suburb of Chicago, Paul Wood grew up watching the aircraft from Naval Air Station Glenview streak across the sky. When, decades later, he had a Goodyear FG-1D Corsair restored to flying condition, it was fitting that he decided to use its colour scheme to salute the Illinois base. The result is among the finest examples of the breed airworthy today.