Martin Mars waterbombers back in the water; first flight could be July 13 – Alberni Valley News

A small crowd gathered at the Coulson Flying Tankers bomber base to watch the Hawaii Mars take her first dip of the year.

Source: Martin Mars waterbombers back in the water; first flight could be July 13 – Alberni Valley News

Crews from Coulson Flying tankers spent more than an hour manoeuvering the waterbomber down a concrete ramp and into Sproat Lake on Tuesday afternoon (July 12, 2016). Kermit Weeks, an aerobatic pilot and owner of Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida, filmed the entire process from a variety of angles.

The Philippine Mars, painted in a vintage blue US Navy scheme, was launched Monday morning. It will likely be brought back on land this week, a Coulson spokesperson said.

Crews will prepare the Hawaii Mars to fly on Wednesday in preparation for a trip to EAA AirVentures airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 25ā€“31.

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4 thoughts on “Martin Mars waterbombers back in the water; first flight could be July 13 – Alberni Valley News

    1. They said they would have it up and flying today at 11:00 am, I waited and waited..then at about 3:30pm it did it’s pass over (my house) and I got some pictures…and as it turned to fly up the inlet (the best shot’s) my batteries died! I’ll post what I have in a few days!! They also have an identical one but Blue..I hope they get it flying soon also! šŸ™‚

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