36 results found
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
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:March 1980
Photo from:Arne V Petersen CollectionContact
Photo ID:601167Submit Correction
View count: 96
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:March 1980
Photo from:Arne V Petersen CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
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:March 1980
Photo from:Arne V Petersen CollectionContact
Photo ID:601167Submit Correction
View count: 96
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:March 1980
Photo from:Arne V Petersen CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Fleet number:223
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:March 1980
Photo from:Arne V Petersen CollectionContact
Photo ID:598540Submit Correction
View count: 107
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:March 1980
Photo from:Arne V Petersen CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Fleet number:223
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:March 1980
Photo from:Arne V Petersen CollectionContact
Photo ID:598540Submit Correction
View count: 107
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:March 1980
Photo from:Arne V Petersen CollectionContact
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
C/n (msn):B-101
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:18 November 1985
Photo by:Kenneth I. SwartzContact
Photo ID:528767Submit Correction
View count: 315
Forest Industries Flying Tankers (FIFT) acquired the Grumman G-21A Goose (ex-Bu84806 and N62899) in April 1967 to support its water bomber operations using a pair of four-engine Martin Mars flying boats. Goose C-FVFS served with FIFT until 2000 and with its successor Flying Tankers Inc. until it was sold to Klaus Dieter Martin in Munich, Germany and ferried across the Atlantic in Nov. 2001 for use by European Seaplane Service in Croatia but was damaged when the gear collapsed in 2002. Registered to Victoria Aircraft Maintenance at CYYJ in Oct 2015 as C-FMXW. Cancelled/Exported in Nov. 2021.
Registration / Serial:C-FVFU
Aircraft Version:Grumman G-21A Goose
C/n (msn):B-101
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:18 November 1985
Photo by:Kenneth I. SwartzContact
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
C/n (msn):B-101
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:18 November 1985
Photo by:Kenneth I. SwartzContact
Photo ID:528767Submit Correction
View count: 315
Forest Industries Flying Tankers (FIFT) acquired the Grumman G-21A Goose (ex-Bu84806 and N62899) in April 1967 to support its water bomber operations using a pair of four-engine Martin Mars flying boats. Goose C-FVFS served with FIFT until 2000 and with its successor Flying Tankers Inc. until it was sold to Klaus Dieter Martin in Munich, Germany and ferried across the Atlantic in Nov. 2001 for use by European Seaplane Service in Croatia but was damaged when the gear collapsed in 2002. Registered to Victoria Aircraft Maintenance at CYYJ in Oct 2015 as C-FMXW. Cancelled/Exported in Nov. 2021.
Registration / Serial:C-FVFU
Aircraft Version:Grumman G-21A Goose
C/n (msn):B-101
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:18 November 1985
Photo by:Kenneth I. SwartzContact
Registration / Serial:C-GKMO
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 206 JetRanger
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 206/406 JetRanger
Aircraft Version:Bell 206B JetRanger II
C/n (msn):2388
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:20 August 1980
Photo by:Kenneth I. SwartzContact
Photo ID:528308Submit Correction
View count: 153
Bell 206B, C-GKMO, was acquired by Forest Industries Flying Tankers (FIFT) based at Sproat Lake in Port Alberni, BC for aerial firefighting in June 1978. FIFT was owned by six of the largest timber companies in BC and operated two Martin JMR 3 Mars flying boats, CF-LYL (pictured) and CF-LYK, to protect valuable timber leases on the BC coast. The Mars only flew during the fire season but FIFT's helicopters operated year-round operated. In the 1980s, the FIFT fleet included Grumman G-21, C-FVFU, and three Bell 206L-1: C-GWFW, C-GWFH & C-GZFT. C-GKMO was cancelled in June 1994 after an accident.
Registration / Serial:C-GKMO
Aircraft Version:Bell 206B JetRanger II
C/n (msn):2388
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:20 August 1980
Photo by:Kenneth I. SwartzContact
Registration / Serial:C-GKMO
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 206 JetRanger
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 206/406 JetRanger
Aircraft Version:Bell 206B JetRanger II
C/n (msn):2388
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:20 August 1980
Photo by:Kenneth I. SwartzContact
Photo ID:528308Submit Correction
View count: 153
Bell 206B, C-GKMO, was acquired by Forest Industries Flying Tankers (FIFT) based at Sproat Lake in Port Alberni, BC for aerial firefighting in June 1978. FIFT was owned by six of the largest timber companies in BC and operated two Martin JMR 3 Mars flying boats, CF-LYL (pictured) and CF-LYK, to protect valuable timber leases on the BC coast. The Mars only flew during the fire season but FIFT's helicopters operated year-round operated. In the 1980s, the FIFT fleet included Grumman G-21, C-FVFU, and three Bell 206L-1: C-GWFW, C-GWFH & C-GZFT. C-GKMO was cancelled in June 1994 after an accident.
Registration / Serial:C-GKMO
Aircraft Version:Bell 206B JetRanger II
C/n (msn):2388
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:20 August 1980
Photo by:Kenneth I. SwartzContact
Registration / Serial:C-GWFW
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 206 JetRanger
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 206/406 JetRanger
Aircraft Version:Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
C/n (msn):45248
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:October 1985
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:476133Submit Correction
View count: 117
Forest Industries Flying Tankers was the first operator for this LongRanger (1979 - 2001). Later with forest company Weyerhaeuser (2001 - 04) and Discovery Helicopters (2004 - 19) when the registration was cancelled on February 26, 2019. Ascent Helicopters registered a Bell 206L C-GWFW in March 2022, but it is a different and newer aircraft (cn 52276 ).
Registration / Serial:C-GWFW
Aircraft Version:Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
C/n (msn):45248
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:October 1985
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:C-GWFW
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 206 JetRanger
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 206/406 JetRanger
Aircraft Version:Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
C/n (msn):45248
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:October 1985
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:476133Submit Correction
View count: 117
Forest Industries Flying Tankers was the first operator for this LongRanger (1979 - 2001). Later with forest company Weyerhaeuser (2001 - 04) and Discovery Helicopters (2004 - 19) when the registration was cancelled on February 26, 2019. Ascent Helicopters registered a Bell 206L C-GWFW in March 2022, but it is a different and newer aircraft (cn 52276 ).
Registration / Serial:C-GWFW
Aircraft Version:Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
C/n (msn):45248
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:October 1985
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
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:4 May 2004
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:444267Submit Correction
View count: 179
This will never be seen again. C-FLYL, the Hawaii Mars is up for sale for 5 million. Total time on the frame is listed at 23,497.8 hours. C-FLYK, the Philippine Mars was painted in its former US Navy scheme in anticipation of a sale that never materialized. The future for both of them remains uncertain.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 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
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:4 May 2004
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:444267Submit Correction
View count: 179
This will never be seen again. C-FLYL, the Hawaii Mars is up for sale for 5 million. Total time on the frame is listed at 23,497.8 hours. C-FLYK, the Philippine Mars was painted in its former US Navy scheme in anticipation of a sale that never materialized. The future for both of them remains uncertain.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 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
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:29 July 2003
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Photo ID:288995Submit Correction
View count: 217
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:29 July 2003
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:29 July 2003
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Photo ID:288995Submit Correction
View count: 217
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:29 July 2003
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
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:September 1985
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:264470Submit Correction
View count: 228
Philippine Mars gets some service during a day of firefighting out of its Sproat Lake base.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:September 1985
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
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:September 1985
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID:264470Submit Correction
View count: 228
Philippine Mars gets some service during a day of firefighting out of its Sproat Lake base.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Forest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:September 1985
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Registration / Serial:"630"
Aircraft Original Type:Piasecki H-25/HUP Retriever
Aircraft Generic Type:Piasecki H-25/HUP Retriever
Aircraft Version:Piasecki UH-25C Retriever
C/n (msn):59
Operator Titles:Canada - Navy
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:9 August 2010
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Photo ID:254302Submit Correction
View count: 187
Ex US Army H-25A. Transferred from the Aerospace Museum at Calgary, Alberta. I was advised that the helicopter in the background is Sikorsky S-61L N619PA New York Airways (C/N 61427) which had a landing accident on top of the Pan Am building in New York City 16 May 1977.
Registration / Serial:"630"
Aircraft Version:Piasecki UH-25C Retriever
C/n (msn):59
Operator Titles:Canada - Navy
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:9 August 2010
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Registration / Serial:"630"
Aircraft Original Type:Piasecki H-25/HUP Retriever
Aircraft Generic Type:Piasecki H-25/HUP Retriever
Aircraft Version:Piasecki UH-25C Retriever
C/n (msn):59
Operator Titles:Canada - Navy
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:9 August 2010
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Photo ID:254302Submit Correction
View count: 187
Ex US Army H-25A. Transferred from the Aerospace Museum at Calgary, Alberta. I was advised that the helicopter in the background is Sikorsky S-61L N619PA New York Airways (C/N 61427) which had a landing accident on top of the Pan Am building in New York City 16 May 1977.
Registration / Serial:"630"
Aircraft Version:Piasecki UH-25C Retriever
C/n (msn):59
Operator Titles:Canada - Navy
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:9 August 2010
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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:9 August 2010
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Photo ID:254300Submit Correction
View count: 621
The interior was open for public access.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:9 August 2010
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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:9 August 2010
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Photo ID:254300Submit Correction
View count: 621
The interior was open for public access.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:9 August 2010
Photo by:Brian R BurrageContact
Registration / Serial:76825
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-1 Mars
C/n (msn):9269
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:17 September 2009
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:244497Submit Correction
View count: 378
This is the nose section of the eighth Mars which was never finished, because the war ended. It sat out in the elements for 62 years until Coulson took over the company in 2007 from the previous consortium. I remember seeing it overgrown in the bush behind the base. It has been nicely restored and at the time was part of their visitor center.
Registration / Serial:76825
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-1 Mars
C/n (msn):9269
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:17 September 2009
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:76825
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-1 Mars
C/n (msn):9269
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:17 September 2009
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Photo ID:244497Submit Correction
View count: 378
This is the nose section of the eighth Mars which was never finished, because the war ended. It sat out in the elements for 62 years until Coulson took over the company in 2007 from the previous consortium. I remember seeing it overgrown in the bush behind the base. It has been nicely restored and at the time was part of their visitor center.
Registration / Serial:76825
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-1 Mars
C/n (msn):9269
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:17 September 2009
Photo by:John OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Fleet number:223
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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:215343Submit Correction
View count: 749
Wfu but kept in flying condition awaiting a contract that never came...
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Fleet number:223
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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:215343Submit Correction
View count: 749
Wfu but kept in flying condition awaiting a contract that never came...
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Fleet number:223
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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:205928Submit Correction
View count: 733
On hot stand by during British Columbia's fire season.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Fleet number:223
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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:205928Submit Correction
View count: 733
On hot stand by during British Columbia's fire season.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:Coulson Flying Tankers
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
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
C/n (msn):B-101
Operator Titles:(Forest Industries Flying Tankers)
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:191917Submit Correction
View count: 316
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
C/n (msn):B-101
Operator Titles:(Forest Industries Flying Tankers)
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
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
C/n (msn):B-101
Operator Titles:(Forest Industries Flying Tankers)
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:191917Submit Correction
View count: 316
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
C/n (msn):B-101
Operator Titles:(Forest Industries Flying Tankers)
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Alternate Serial:76820
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Display Paint:USA - Navy
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:171547Submit Correction
View count: 1280
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
Alternate Serial:76820
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Display Paint:USA - Navy
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Alternate Serial:76820
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Display Paint:USA - Navy
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:171547Submit Correction
View count: 1280
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
Alternate Serial:76820
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Display Paint:USA - Navy
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:168738Submit Correction
View count: 378
The Hawaii at rest on Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:168738Submit Correction
View count: 378
The Hawaii at rest on Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:168737Submit Correction
View count: 366
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
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYL
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:168737Submit Correction
View count: 366
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
C/n (msn):9267
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:168736Submit Correction
View count: 286
Side profile shows the massive size of the Mars.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:168736Submit Correction
View count: 286
Side profile shows the massive size of the Mars.
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:138585Submit Correction
View count: 1539
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
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:138585Submit Correction
View count: 1539
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
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:138573Submit Correction
View count: 204
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
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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
Registration / Serial:C-FLYK
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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:138573Submit Correction
View count: 204
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
C/n (msn):9264
Operator Titles:TimberWest
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