Martin Mars In Action

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    A buddy of mine sent these to me, I don't know if he took them. This had to be during the recent fires in California. Enjoy!
     

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    That must have been a sight to scare the crap out of you ! I guess that's
    equal to "landing on the numbers"... huh ?

    Great pic's, Joe !!

    Charles
     
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    Yeah, excellent pics!
     
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    very cool... it's like flying a two story building
     
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    Can you fly that aircraft "by the seat of your pants"? :)

    Very cool pics.

    Thanks,
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    Those photos were posted on the Ubi Il-2 board Nov 13 by jarink. His father took the photos of the Port Alberni based Mars doing water pick-up on Lake Elsinore in California during the recent fires in California.
     
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    Nice pics, unreal how close to the ground, not water, he is...
     
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    Freakin' awesome pics!
     
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    Good to know....
     
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    wow, cool pics. those are amazing machines.
     
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    Wow great shots. Something like a 200ft wingspan I believe?
     
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    Coulson Flying Tankers has the only two left, the Martin Mars and the
    Caroline Mars. And..... both are for sale !!

    Wonder what his IAS was prior to touchdown ????

    Charles
     
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    Philippine Mars

    White Tail - side drop system
    Canadian Registration C-FLYK
    S/N 76820

    Hawaii Mars

    Red Tail - bottom drop system
    Canadian Registration C-FLYL
    S/N 76823

    Flying Tankers inc. - the largest flying boats ever flown operationally
     
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    That's what I get for resorting to memory.... especially when Hawaii Mars
    is plainly written on the side of the aircraft !! :oops:

    Char
     
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    Nice flying, nearly trimmed the treetops there !
     
  16. AL Schlageter

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    ccheese, you know that there is, or was, PB4Y-2s flying out of GreyBull Wy in the fire fighting role?

    Hawkins and Powers ceased operations during 2005.
    Log reports from Greybull,WY
     
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    Al: Yes, I did. Some were active as late as 2006. You know that's one of
    my favorite aircraft. Flew it them many, many times. Thanks....

    Charles
     
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    Awesome pics!!!

    Does that Hawaii Mars right behind the cockpit? Is this aircraft based out of Hawaii?
     
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