It’s been a long time since the late Gerry Beck’s F4U-4 corsair (BuNo. 97388/NX72378) graced the skies and the ramp at AirExpo. It was restored by Gerry over a period of 16 years and returned to the skies in 1998. As Gerry became more involved with his P-51A replica, he didn’t fly the corsair much and so it sat at the Fargo Air Museum collecting dust. That is about to change. It was recently ferried back to Tri-State Aviation in Whapeton, North Dakota where it is ungoing maintenance to return it to active flying status. Once airworthy again this spring, it will spend part of the year at the Wings of the North Museum. The photos document it’s current condition at Tri-State.