A New Face Appears

It’s still hard blogging after what happened last Friday but it’s best to look at the good things that occurred not just the worst. A perfect example is of course the F2G “Super” Corsair. This is one sweet plane! It was rebuilt by the Odegaard’s and is the second Super Corsair that they had rebuilt. It’s one of the classic racers with the previous flying #57 Super Corsair competing in several Reno Air Races. The plane was originally designed as an interceptor but with the war ending in 1945 only 5 FG2-1 and 5 FG2-2 were completed.

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When I first saw this aircraft it seemed enormous, compared to a F4U-4 Corsair. The paint job is what really stood out on this plane. The white racing stripes were perfect for the races, a simple and effective scheme for the Races. The photogs were all drooling, even myself. We were very fortunate being able to do three static shoots with the plane! This is all from the second shoot which is late in the afternoon Wednesday. It was kind of a piggy back shoot while another photographer was using the plane for a model shoot. It served everyone’s purposes to leave the plane out and the Odegaards were nice to do just that.

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The Super G shows off some of the true racing spirit that can be found at the races. With the rich history the plane has from previous years as a contender, it will be interesting to watch this plane in the near future.

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Images Captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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