Ordered for the USAF as SA-16A 52-0130. Delivered to the USCG as UF-1G 2130. Redesignated as an HU-16E in 1962. Stored at Davis-Monthan AFB in 1974. To Andrews University as N1026A in 1979 then moved to Big Spring, TX in 1990. Cancelled in 2002 and used for parts.
This Albatross served with the USAF as 52-0135 and the USCG as 2135 before being retired to MASDC in December 1969. After being declared as excess it was sold to a Forida company (presumably for spares) in 1989 and allocated the civil registration N7025Y. It now languishes in the Western International on the edge of AMARG.
From 1951 this aircraft served with the USAF as 51-7246 and then with the USCG as 7246, undergoing mods to test the AOSS [Airborne Oil Spill Surveillance] system. It is now part of the super Tennessee Museum of Aviation.
This Albatross is still active as N121FB 'Billabong Clipper', based at Mesa, AZ, having spent periods with the Smithsonian Institute, Chalks International Airline, storage at Marana and service in Singapore after its Coast Guard career
Seen here at her home base, this highly attractive Albatross was formerly a USCG 'Goat' serialled 2132, derived from previous USAF serial 52-132. Often appears at Sun'n'Fun and Oshkosh. Owned by Don Rhynalds/Skybound Inc.