Still Active WWII Era "Hawaii' Martin Mars To Be Featured On New TV Show

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    #1 Zeke_Freak, May 24, 2011
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    We had a local newspaper article on one of the Martin Mars aircraft based here, and I thought some folks here might appreciate a heads up about this...

    Aircraft To Be Featured On 'Mighty Planes'

    Leif

    Edit: Fixed scan.
     
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    Great news. Thanks. I only wish we still had a Boeing 314 for the show. Such a shame the most beautiful flying boat of all time is gone forever. The Mars is my second favorite.
     
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    Excellent post Leif! I had no idea there were any left
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    There's two of them left. Both are owned by the same outfit, Coulson Flying Tankers. We've got a big beautiful lake nearby, where they are based. You can even go on tours through one of them in the summer months, when they are around. I think one of them (Phillipines) is parked right now for upgrading, while the Hawaii is on contract fighting fires.

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    Sweet!

    Good looking plane, but my favorite is the Do-24!
     
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    There was a Mars sent down here to SoCal a couple of years ago to help with our wildfires. It was one of the Coulson birds. They are really something.
     
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    Yea, that's right. There's some neat pictures and videos on the www from some of the various fire fighting stints they've done. YouTube has some great vids of the Mars in fire fighting action.

    Here's a few interesting vids I noticed:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrjINENyGaQ


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saAjkcKt5a4


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN5PY91sO7A (interesting experience by one guy in the comments section, how his family was transported)

    Leif
     
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