WA – Historic Airplane Returns to Museum Collection
Olympic Flight Museum, located in Olympia, Washington, will welcome the return
of its newly restored FG-1D Corsair fighter aircraft in Spring, 2014. This aircraft, used in the Pacific Theater
of World War II and during the Korean Conflict by the Navy and Marines, has
recently completed a total, ground-up restoration over the last decade. Recognized by its distinctive gull-shaped
wings, this Corsair is one of approximately 30 flying in the world.
Corsair is scheduled to be the featured aerial performer at the 16th
annual Olympic Air Show on June 14-15, 2014.
The event is hosted by the museum and serves as the organization’s
largest fundraiser, attracting over 5,000 visitors each year.
Olympic Flight Museum was founded in 1998, and features historic military
trainers, fighters and helicopters such as the P-51 Mustang, AH-1 Cobra, and UH-1H
Huey. It is located at the Olympia
Regional Airport in Tumwater, Washington.
When not flying in the skies of Western Washington, the Corsair will be
on permanent display at the museum.