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Tailhook Legacy Flight Training

$1,155 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 4 months
The Legacy Pilot Committee and the Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight Foundation need the assistance of Tailhook Legacy air show fans nationwide. If Tailhook Legacy is to return, a mandatory training program is the first step to bring Tailhook Legacy flights back to air shows around the United States in 2018 and beyond. Should training occur, the Navy will not be providing funding for the warbird aircraft to fly to training and then back to their home airfields.

There are various navy warbird aircraft from around the United States that are prepared to make the trip to training. All of these aircraft are flown by private individuals, and maintained by museums and other non-profit organizations. Your support of this program and their future operation with our active-duty Navy teammates has never been more critical! Donations to our GoFundMe Campaign will fund the fuel and oil costs to fly each warbird to training and back. We need to raise at least $20,000 in the next 10 days to accomplish this.

Tailhook Legacy flights have been grounded since the end of 2012 due to funding shortfalls brought about by sequestration. A mandatory training program, if accomplished this winter, will be the first opportunity to get Tailhook Legacy back in the air in over five years. So please join us – join our team and honor the courage, sacrifice, and legacy of over 106 years of Naval Aviation with your donation. Support this living, flying tribute to all those who have flown into harm's way from World War II to the four active military campaigns the U.S. is currently fighting around the globe. Donate, Fly, Inspire, Win!
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You may wonder how our pilots who fly these expensive aircraft could possibly need funding for fuel. Certainly someone who can own/fly one of these warbirds can afford the gas... Fuel and oil are small parts of the total operating cost. Maintenance takes up a majority of the budget. Spare parts are hard to come by and are therefore expensive. A “new” engine that is overhauled and ready to fly can cost $68,000 - $75,000. The average cost per hour to operate a warbird like the Corsair is $2,500/hr. Help us to "Keep 'em Flying!"
F4U Corsair Engine
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The national average price for a gallon of fuel that our piston warbirds use is $5.20/gallon. It takes several hundred gallons to fill-up the tanks. For example, an F4U Corsair will take approximately 240 gallons with every fuel stop. That is almost $1300.00 for each trip to the pump! Help us get them to/from training - donate today!
F4U Corsair
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This video is on the front page of our website - www.ntlff.org. It helps to explain why we're so passionate about returning Tailhook Legacy to the air.
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More exciting news! An anonymous donor has graciously volunteered to match every donation to our GoFundMe campaign!
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$1,155 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 4 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Navy Tailhook Legacy Flight Foundation (Ntlff)
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JM
$50
John Morykwas
3 months ago
JC
$50
Jim Coyle
3 months ago
JV
$25
Julie Vessigault
3 months ago
MS
$100
Mike Smith
4 months ago
GB
$100
Gary Baker
4 months ago
FH
$500
Flat Hat
4 months ago
CC
$10
Christian Conaway
4 months ago
MS
$100
Mike Sadler
4 months ago
VY
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4 months ago
$100
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