FG-1D "VF-17 Remembered" 

Vintage Fighters was responsible for the restoration of FG-1D NX448AG.  This was a ground up restoration and was quite an undertaking.  This Corsair was modified for a back seat which you will notice in some of the pictures.  This aircraft was sold to David Jeansonne who in turn sold the aircraft to Paul Morgan.  Paul Morgan transported the Corsair to England where it is today.  Tragically Paul Morgan was killed in an accident while flying his Hawker Sea Fury.  It is my understanding that this Corsair is being kept at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, and being operated and maintained by the Aircraft Restoration Company on behalf of the Morgan family.   Enjoy the great images of FG-1D "VF-17 Remembered" painted up to represent #17 of VF-17 flown by Lt. Cmdr. Roger Hedrick.

click on the thumbnail image to see the photo sets

Photo Set 1  These photos were taken the day the plane rolled out of the paint facility with the "VF-17 Remembered" paint scheme. 
Photo Set 2 These in flight photos were taken on the flight home from the paint shop.  Brad Hood is flying the Corsair in these photos.  There are some nice aerial shots in this set. 
Photo Set 3 These are from my collection of photos of this great Corsair.