Checkflight Corsair

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The "Bent Wing Bird", as the F4U Corsair is known to many, was one of the most famous American carrier based fighters in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Its success carried it to service well into the Korean Conflict. On this beautiful special 2 CD set we've got lots of Corsair music prepared for you.

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You'll hear group engine starts and take-offs, single and formation passes, aerobatics, a 400+ mph, "throttle to the firewall" pass, as well as landings and taxiing. There's a back seat recording so you can feel what it's like inside the cockpit. A "Friends and Foes" section features passes by the Corsair, Mustang, Lightning, Zero, Bearcat, Wildcat and the Super Corsair. On disc 2 Corsair pilot Steve Bakke tells us how everything works and, last but not least, we are honored to hear Corsair tales told by the heroic pilots who flew the Corsair in combat.




Corsair Booklet Graphic Art


Disc One  
Corsair Sounds
1. 400+ MPH Passes   8. Takeoff
2. Group Engine Start   9. Aerobatics
3. Takeoffs   10. Landing
4. Passes   11. Taxi-back and Shut-down
5. Landings 12. In-cockpit Flight
6. Taxi-back and Shut-down 13.  Friends and Foe
7. Solo Engine Start
Disc Two  
1. Steve Bakke Conversation
Voices of the Legends
2. Rob Reider Introduction   12.
Al McCartney
3. Henery Bourgeois   13.
Bob McClurg
Glenn Bowers
Dean Caswell
Ned Corman
Archie Donahue
6. Tom Emrich   16.
Jim Swett
Ed Harper
17. Cook Cleland
Bill Heier
18.  Harold Bitzegaio
Jim Hill
19. William Landreth
10. Fred Loesch 20. Toughest Enemy
11.  Bruce Matheson 21. Best and Worst


Our philosophy is simply to bring the most realistic sound experience available to the listener with current technology. We've been recording digitally since 1983. This eliminates all tape hiss and makes the background nice and quiet. We've taken great pains to develop a microphone recording system that captures the planes realistically. Additionally you'll rarely hear wind noise, background talking or other extraneous noises on our recordings.