by Richard Mallory Allnutt
Platinum Fighter Sales has just negotiated the sale of FG-1D Corsair BuNo.92106, a longtime and much-beloved resident with Vintage Wings of Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. This aircraft will require a substantial rebuild due to the damage the airframe incurred during a landing incident at Gatineau Executive Airport in July, 2019. According to Simon Brown of Platinum Fighter Sales, the Corsair will soon head to a U.S. warbird shop for a complete restoration on behalf of the new, as-yet-unnamed owner, also based in the USA. From a personal perspective, having watched the aircraft perform so many times over Gatineau, it will be sad to see the Corsair depart Vintage Wings’ hangar, but hopefully the capital raised via this transaction will allow something new and special to blossom in their highly capable workshop, where the restoration of a Hawker Fury biplane fighter is already underway.