What is the Connecticut State Aircraft?

Connecticut State Aircraft – Corsair F4U

This airplane has wings that bend, because it was designed to be a carrier based fighter aircraft.

In order for them to take up as little space as possible, the wings were built to fold upward when it was being stored.

The nose of the plane is relatively long because it was built with one of the most powerful engines at that time.

The nose of the plane is so high off the ground, because it was built with a longer propeller blade.

A famous pilot that flew this type of plane was Charles Lindbergh, who flew a non-stop flight from New York to Paris.

A few nicknames that pilots gave this aircraft were “U-Bird” and “The Great Iron Bird”.

If you’re interested in learning more about airplanes, check out The Big Book of Airplanes.