A proven past.

When Chance Vought founded his Long Island, New York, aircraft company in 1917, little did he know that his small company would someday design and build aircraft that would change the face of aviation. From the first airplane to take off from a carrier in 1922, to the famed F4U gull-winged Corsair of World War II and the record-setting F8U fighter, Chance Vought aircraft were known for their innovation and durability. For more than 75 years, Vought airplanes were in service with the U.S. Navy. The last two squadrons of A-7E aircraft - and the last aircraft built by Vought as a prime contractor - were retired in 1991 after serving in Operation Desert Storm.

Learn more about these and other historical milestones as well as the life story of our founder, Chance Vought, through our online Heritage Web site.

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