Watermark at 3030 Park hosts panel on Corsair Aircraft and Aviation history

On Monday, Nov. 11, The Watermark at 3030 Park will welcome representatives from Stratford’s Connecticut Air & Space Center for a panel discussion on the F4U Corsair aircraft. The panel will take place at 2 p.m., at the retirement community, located at 3030 Park Ave., in Bridgeport.

The panel will feature Connecticut Air & Space Center’s Executive Director Andrew King, Corsair Restoration Team Project Manager Ed McGuinness, and Museum Curator Chris Soltis. They will discuss the development of the Connecticut Air & Space Center, World War II and Korean War highlights, and the current Sikorsky Memorial FG1-D Corsair aircraft restoration project. They will also showcase various artifacts and a large scale Corsair model from the Center.

“Connecticut has a rich aviation heritage dating back hundreds of years,” said Marlane Argianas, Resident Services Coordinator at The Watermark at 3030 Park. “The work the Connecticut Air & Space Center is doing to honor our state’s aviation pioneers, and restore and preserve the aircrafts they used, is truly remarkable.”

Additionally, Watermark resident and Connecticut Air & Space Center member Nick Maniero will be honored at the event for his continued support and hard work to preserve aviation history. A Marine Corsair pilot during World War II, Maniero was honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call The Watermark at 3030 Park at 203-374-5611.

For more information on the Connecticut Air and Space Center, please call 203-380-1400 or visit ctairandspace.org.