U.S. WWII F4U Corsair training film online

A friend sent me a link to this 20 minute U.S. government training film for the F4U Corsair (Google Video). Make sure your wings are locked in the down position before takeoff, and remember that you’re burning well in excess of 200 gallons/hour at military power. Stall is a bit exciting, and make sure you don’t pull more than 7Gs in a dive.

A lot of the stuff here, though — like the checklists and mixture management, and the caution not to ride the brakes while taxiing — will still be familiar to a student pilot in 2007.

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4 Responses to U.S. WWII F4U Corsair training film online

  1. Flyin Dutchman says:

    Thanks for posting that David that was amazing footage ! I love that plane she has such nice lines.

    Cheers

  2. Paul Tomblin says:

    If you like this sort of thing, check out Zeno’s Warbird Videos.

    I’d also like to take this opportunity to mention that a bunch of pilot bloggers are trying to put together a fly-out, but the organizer didn’t have your email address. If you’d like to join in the discussion, you can subscribe to the mailing list at this link.

  3. Blake says:

    I love this line… “at this rpm setting the Corsair will hum along like a sewing machine”

  4. Niss Feiner says:

    Great vid David, thanks for posting.

    “A lot of the stuff here, though — like the checklists and mixture management, and the caution not to ride the brakes while taxiing — will still be familiar to a student pilot in 2007.”

    At this point in my training things alot of that stuff is still buzzing around my head.

    That bird is alot bigger than my cherokee though!

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