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Grumman HU-16 Albatross N888AC
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No: 4498   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2006   Manufacturer: Grumman   Country: USA
Grumman HU-16 Albatross N888AC

Basking in the sun at Carson City Airport, Nevada, on 23 September 2006. This was among a group of Albatrosses there, presumably in long term storage.
Year built: 1955, Serial Number (C/N): 137926, Mode S Code: 53035620
Number of Seats: 5, 2 x Wright R-1820 SER engines.
Picture added on 16 February 2008
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I flew this aircraft extensively in 1999 out of Minneapolis, MN. The owner was a great guy and we had a lot of fun flying together. The owners' plan was to type his good friend, himself, and me (a lowly CFI at the time). I had an engine failure in a different a/c as we trained and simultaneously travelled to Lake Meade for the type. The owner and his friend eventually finished their training, but I never did. I would still like the type if someone knows where I could train please let me know. It is sad to see good old N888AC with oil splattered all over it...I spent many hours cleaning that airframe!

Added by Mark McCarthy on 06 November 2008.
I was the owner and Mark is correct, we had a BLAST flying her. Mark was off to fly the big scheduled birds, hope he is still loving it I'd love to hear from you Mark

Added by Mark Jones on 11 June 2016.
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