P-47 at Fantasy of Flight

This is the first of many future posts on my recent visit to the Fantasy of Flight (“Lite”) Museum. Stopped by on a Saturday and was glad to see that there was a good turn out of people to visit that day. Lots of great aircraft on display from WW2, Air Racing and other daily flyers.

This post will cover the P-47 that was recent removed from its shipping container and put on display. As I mentioned in a previous post, I remember that conversation of a recent acquisition of the a P-47. Quite pleased to see that it made it to the light of day.

This P-47D Thunderbolt, 44-32814, was delivered to the Venezuela Air Force in April 1949 and flew for a number of years before going on display in the 80’s at the Escuela Superior de la Fuerza Aérea, Caracas. Kermit Weeks acquired the aircraft in the early 2000s with it registered as N47FF. Plans to restore it has been discussed in the a couple of Facebook posts.

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