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#1 F7Ftigercatlover

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 03:36 AM

Hey fellow war bird fans! I'm F7Ftigercatlover, and I am brand new to Warbirds forum. I have been interested in Aviation for my entire life, specifically WWII aviation. As my name would suggest my favorite aircraft is the Grumman F7F Tigercat. I love the sleek look, and beautiful sound it makes, while I love the F7F, I pretty much love every other warbird out there. I'm also an amateur aviation photographer. I attend the Planes of fame airshow, and the Reno national championship air races annually. I can't wait to meet some of you and share our passion for War birds and history alike! :)



#2 CORSNING

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 10:36 AM

Hi F7F,

     I hope you have a good time here. The Tigercat is a pretty good choice for favorite aircraft. It made its way

operational in WW2 by a fine hair. Brute of an aircraft with the best acceleration of any at the time of its birth.

Have a great time, Jeff :)



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:12 PM

A fellow F7F enthusiast just talked me out of the only F7F airspeed indicator I had in my personal collection. 

If I come across another, I'll let you know, just in case that's a artifact you'd like on your shelf.

 

I do have a pdf of the 1947 F7F flight manual if you'd like me to email a copy to you.



#4 GregP

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:25 AM

Hi 2banaviator,

 

Here's Steve Hinton at our 2009 airchow. 

 

https://youtu.be/MBzifBaGWqU

 

There's more ...



#5 GregP

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:27 AM

Here he is in out 2012 airshow in a freshly-restored new baby F7F-3.

 

https://youtu.be/dIKBzeXUXLQ

 

Check out the Planes of Fame airshows from various years ... Many Tigercats!



#6 GregP

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:28 AM

Here's 2016!

 

https://youtu.be/7RKUAZvMzGw



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:31 AM

Here's Stew Dawson at our 2015 airshow.

 

https://youtu.be/k1uTPNsA9mg



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:35 AM

Here's Stew Dawson at Reno in the Unlimited Silver class final race. He did well! Stew is a great guy and a very friendly one, too, as is Steve Hinton.

 

https://youtu.be/GwZKJi6vAe4

 

If you look in the video, Rod Lewis owns the silver Tigercat, the Red Sea Fury number 232, and Rare Bear the purple Bearcat. His warbird collection is amazing, and that's only 3 of them! This guy has an Air Force and flies them all.






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