25 results found
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Fleetnumber:223
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
C/n (msn):9267
Aircraft Name:Hawaii Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:9 August 2016
Photo by:Lieuwe HofstraContact
Photo ID:215343
View count: 7
Wfu but kept in flying condition awaiting a contract that never came...
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
C/n (msn):9267
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:9 August 2016
Photo by:Lieuwe HofstraContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Fleetnumber:223
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
C/n (msn):9267
Aircraft Name:Hawaii Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:22 August 2012 to 30 August 2012
Photo by:András MihalikContact
Photo ID:205928
View count: 21
On hot stand by during British Columbia's fire season.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
C/n (msn):9267
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:22 August 2012 to 30 August 2012
Photo by:András MihalikContact
Registration / Serial:C-FVFU
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-21 Goose
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-21/38/39 Goose
Aircraft Version:Grumman G-21A Goose
Operator / Titles:(Forest Industries Flying Tankers)
C/n (msn):B-101
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:10 October 1990
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
Photo ID:191917
View count: 24
Ex-US Navy JRF-5 84806. To N62899 in 1948 then to CF-VFU in 1967, later C-FVFU. To Croatia in 2005.
Registration / Serial:C-FVFU
Aircraft Version:Grumman G-21A Goose
Operator / Titles:(Forest Industries Flying Tankers)
C/n (msn):B-101
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:10 October 1990
Photo by:Paul SeymourContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Serial Painted:76820
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:(Coulson Flying Tankers)
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:18 August 2017
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:171547
View count: 74
The British Colombia government cancelled their contract with Coulson Flying Tankers after the 2013 fire season. Both Martin Mars aircraft were put up for sale and the US Navy had planned to buy C-FLYK for display at he National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL. Problems arose and the deal is yet to be consummated, so the big flying boat remains in Port Alberni painted in original US Navy colors.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Serial Painted:76820
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:(Coulson Flying Tankers)
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:18 August 2017
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9267
Aircraft Name:Hawaii Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:25 May 2004
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:168738
View count: 48
The Hawaii at rest on Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9267
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:25 May 2004
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9267
Aircraft Name:Hawaii Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:25 May 2004
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:168737
View count: 57
C-FLYL and C-FLYK at Sproat Lake on a rainy day. I chartered a boat to take me out to see the two Mars up close. It was nice to get up close to them and circle around these huge aircraft. Both of the Mars are retired and its uncertain what their fate will be. Hopefully they will be preserved somewhere.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9267
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:25 May 2004
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:25 May 2004
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:168736
View count: 43
Side profile shows the massive size of the Mars.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:25 May 2004
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:138585
View count: 66
The launch of a Martin Mars flying boat... a rare and very impressive event to witness! This must be one of Philippine Mars' last launches ever, as it was taken out of service at the end of the 2006 fire season.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:138573
View count: 52
Philippine Mars is about to be launched onto Sproat Lake in what would be its last operational firefighting season. The hatch in the nose is already open, from where the steering and towing cable will soon be attached. Note the impressive wingspan and overall size of this amazing aircraft.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:138514
View count: 56
The Martin Mars truly is a huge flying boat... Philippine Mars is seen here in what would eventually be her last operational fire season.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9267
Aircraft Name:Hawaii Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:15 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:138335
View count: 55
Hawaii Mars resting on Sproat Lake, awaiting its next firefighting mission.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9267
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:15 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:15 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:138322
View count: 63
Philippine Mars' engine #4 is receiving some necessary TLC. The next day it would be ready for its next mission and be launched onto Sproat Lake, for one of the last times in its career. This venerable lady was withdrawn from use at the end of this 2006 fire season, at the respectable age of 60.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:15 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:76825
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9269
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:3 July 2007
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:127804
View count: 104
This nose section is from the uncompleted eighth Martin Mars airframe, which would have become BuNo 76825 of the United States Navy. It was acquired by Forest Industries Flying Tankers in the 1960s and stored at their Sproat Lake base near Port Alberni, BC. It lay there in the brush for some 40 or 45 years until it was recovered by its new owners Coulson Flying Tankers in 2007. They restored it into their red and white colours and placed it on display in their visitor centre at Sproat Lake. Photo by: Hans van der Vlist
Registration / Serial:76825
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
C/n (msn):9269
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:3 July 2007
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:126012
View count: 146
White-tailed Philippine Mars seen floating peacefully on Sproat Lake near its Port Alberni base, in the last days of its very long career (60 years!). It would be permanently withdrawn from use at the end of the 2006 fire season.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:126010
View count: 250
Philippine Mars is being readied for its launch into Sproat Lake, a time-consuming operation. The four TimberWest guys put the huge size of this flying boat into proportion. The photo shows this aircraft's uncommon side drop doors (two on each side), which sistership Hawaii Mars does not have. It has the more conventional system with dropping doors in its belly. This photo was taken 10 days before this aircraft's 60th birthday, and during what would be its final fire-fighting season. This amazing machine was withdrawn from use at the end of the 2006 fire season.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9267
Aircraft Name:Hawaii Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID:126009
View count: 2262
Red-tailed Hawaii Mars as it could frequently be seen during a fire season - moored on Sproat Lake in a great landscape near its Port Alberni base.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9267
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:16 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:(Forest Industries Flying Tankers)
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:October 1983
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:94390
View count: 150
Preparation for a new paint job did not mean the Mars would stop work fighting fires. The aircraft does not carry a registration, but the side drop doors reveal that this is C-FLYK Caroline Mars.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:(Forest Industries Flying Tankers)
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:October 1983
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
C/n (msn):9267
Aircraft Name:Hawaii Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:25 May 2009
Photo by:John AllanContact
Photo ID:80550
View count: 279
An aerial view of Coulson Flying Tankers base at Sproat Lake showing both their Mars Flying Boats on maintenance. C-FLYL is at the front with C-FLYK behind. Note the white aircraft outline painted on the ground around YL.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
C/n (msn):9267
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:25 May 2009
Photo by:John AllanContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 September 2002
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Photo ID:52533
View count: 44
The 'engine room' on the ship-like flight deck of the incredible Martin Mars. Many thanks to the friendly mechanics and to an equally friendly boat owner for getting us aboard.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
Operator / Titles:TimberWest
C/n (msn):9264
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:1 September 2002
Photo by:Peter de JongContact
Registration / Serial:C-FPCK
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-21 Goose
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-21/38/39 Goose
Aircraft Version:Grumman G-21A Goose
Operator / Titles:Pacific Coastal Airlines
C/n (msn):1187
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:22 September 2005
Photo by:Ralph M. PettersenContact
Photo ID:41948
View count: 67
Aircraft crashed into hillside on 16th November 2008 with only one of eight onboard surviving.
Registration / Serial:C-FPCK
Aircraft Version:Grumman G-21A Goose
Operator / Titles:Pacific Coastal Airlines
C/n (msn):1187
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)
Photo Date:22 September 2005
Photo by:Ralph M. PettersenContact