We were pleased to reveal the Corsair Cub at EAA AirVenture this year. Painted to match the Corsair squadron of South Dakota native Joe Foss, this airplane pays homage to the millions of Americans that served and the thousands that made the ultimate sacrifice. This airplane was built to honor Dakota Cub founder Mark Erickson's father, Ray, who served as a Marine in World War II.
Every member of the Dakota Cub team helped to make this airplane possible:
Brian Morford: Partner
Keith Morford: Wing Assembly
Brian Kirsch: Rib Fabrication
Karl Christensen: Aileron/Flaps
Joe Peterson: Design Drafting
Ryan Robbins: Welding/Fabrication
Mike Slenes: Business Office Support/Assembly
Dave "Speedy" Richardson: Gypsy Pilot, Welder, Fabricator, Go-To Guy
Aircraft Owner: Mark Erickson
Family: Lynn, Megan & Jon, Nathan & Hannah, Cody & Abbey
We were honored to be presented with a bronze Lindy at the close of AirVenture. The airplane will be featured in an upcoming EAA publication, likely published next spring. Keep your eyes out for it--we can assure you the photos are spectacular!