A-7 Corsair II Exhibit
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Unlocking the Vought A-7 Corsair II Jet Fighter flaps

This is what the a7 corsair II looked like at NAS Lemoore, California
After transport the Vought A7 Corsair Jet Fighter flap locks must be unlocked. here's some good pictures of this operation.

Vought A-7 Corsair II from VA-125.
A-7 Corsair II Recovery Exhibit.

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Working on the flap lock on the a7 corsair ii
Removing the flap locks on the A-7 Corsair II

 
 
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Putting this airplane together is very complex and time consuming.  It's not a job that just anyone can do, it takes highly skilled, professionally trained, dedicated (since they are not paid) personnel.  Here the flap lock is being released.
A letter from one of our viewers:

Hi. 

While doing a Google search on the fabulous A-7 Corsair, I came across your page. It's great! I am a former SLUF Fixer too. My name is  Chuck Barber and I served with VA-72, the Bluehawks from 82 to 85. We also flew the A-7E and served aboard USS America, CV 66. Like  all carriers of the time we had Tommies, Intruders, Vikings, Prowlers, Choppers, Hummers and even a Whale that was older than most of  her squadron mates. But the Star of the show was the Sluf herself. 
 

I was a plane captain for about a year and got to know my plane, 160547, the famous 413 very well. Flying, she was a beauty. On deck  she lived up to her name as the short little ugly feller. But, in a crazy at sea society, she was as important to me as my Chevy Nova  waiting for me at home. My hot rod, so to speak. I only let the pilots borrow her once in a while to let her fly. They even flew through some   extra clouds to wash her off for me. I got a lot of flight deck and Sluf stories. Gotta write them all down sometime and make my own book.   But that was a long time ago. I still love planes and go to shows, but miss the old days a lot. As luck would have it, I found a museum  here in New Jersey called the Air Victory Museum and became a member. We have a Tomcat, Skyhawk, Hummer, Phantom, SaberStar fighter, and a Jolly Green. But as in the old days, the star of the show is A-7B 154550, the fabulous 504. She's an old Viet Nam vet,  last serving with VA 305, the Lobos, a west coast squadron. She's old, a bit banged up, missing some parts, but like 413 fifteen years  ago, she's my hot rod. Although she's never gonna fly again, I want to make her look good for the airshow crowd. Go to    www.airvictorymuseum.org to see our toys. 

Well, I've bent your ear enough. You can contact me at Brightstar101495@hotmail.com. I live in New Jersey near the shore if you're ever  in the neighborhood. We can swap sea stories and have a few beers. Take care and hope to hear from you soon. 
                                                                               AQ-3 Chuck Barber
                                                                                VA-72/ USS America
                                                                                  1981-85

 



 

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