JB's Albatross 1998

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Re: JB's Albatross 1998

Post by Stepclimb » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:58 pm

The newspaper article showing the inverted aircraft in the water was his Widgeon (G-44), not the Goose (G-21).

Also, it’s a damn shame to see the HU-16 parked at Universal Orlando. It’s one of a very few airworthy Albatrosses. Since it’s a short-wing variant, it does not have the 5000hr life limited wing spar.

There are a lot of folks who would have wanted to buy his Albatross and keep it flying, but I think his lawyers were afraid of some sort of liability after a sale.

It’s too bad he didn’t at least sell the engines/props and put dummy engines in the display aircraft.
There’s a guy who is resurrecting several G-111 Albatrosses from the Tucson desert, but he has more airframes than he has engines and props.

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Re: JB's Albatross 1998

Post by Air M'Ville Cap'n » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:13 am

I was at the Air Force museum a couple weeks ago and they had a beautiful military Albatross on display:

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit ... albatross/
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Re: JB's Albatross 1998

Post by Parrothead Mania » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:50 pm

Hey Josh! Been a minute since I stopped in. Howzit going? :D
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Re: JB's Albatross 1998

Post by Air M'Ville Cap'n » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:06 am

Parrothead Mania wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Hey Josh! Been a minute since I stopped in. Howzit going? :D
Blast from the past! Good. How you doing?

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