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Two New Simulators Added to Warbirds Youth Education Center
July 18, 2019 - The Warbirds of America Youth Education Center now contains four iconic warbird simulators for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, and all of them will be available to help accomplish the center's mission of inspiring young people.
P-51D Mustang Sizzlin' Liz and F4U Corsair Korean War Hero are the new simulators, joining P-51D Old Crow and an F4U Corsair modeled after Lt. j.g. Thomas J. Hudner's aircraft. All of the simulators were made by Redbird Flight Simulations.
Old Crow was modeled after the Mustang flown by World War II triple ace C.E. "Bud" Anderson, with donor support provided by Hank Menke & Family. The Corsair modeled after Lt. j.g. Tom Hudner's aircraft assigned to VF-32 had donor support provided by the John M. O'Connor Family. Sizzlin' Liz, modeled after a WWII 4th Fighter Group Mustang, had donor support provided by the Marco Family Foundation. Korean War Hero's donor support was provided by the James & Shelley Tobul Foundation.
"We're very excited about the Redbird flight simulators and the thousands of kids who will get to experience flying the Mustang and Corsair sims during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh," said Warbirds of America Executive Director Bill Fischer. "We're also grateful for all the support from our donors and volunteers who helped bring this project to fruition."
The simulators are housed in the EAA Warbirds of America Youth Education Center during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. The facility was constructed in 2018 with donor support from Paul and Corinne Gieseke Wood and the Vlado Lenoch Fund. The remainder of the year, the simulators are housed in the EAA AirVenture Museum.