32 results found
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date29 July 2003
Photo byFred WillemsenContact
Photo ID288995Submit Correction
View count: 16
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date29 July 2003
Photo byFred WillemsenContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date29 July 2003
Photo byFred WillemsenContact
Photo ID288995Submit Correction
View count: 16
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date29 July 2003
Photo byFred WillemsenContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesForest Industries Flying Tankers
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo DateSeptember 1985
Photo byGary VincentContact
Photo ID264470Submit Correction
View count: 25
Philippine Mars gets some service during a day of firefighting out of its Sproat Lake base.
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesForest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo DateSeptember 1985
Photo byGary VincentContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesForest Industries Flying Tankers
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo DateSeptember 1985
Photo byGary VincentContact
Photo ID264470Submit Correction
View count: 25
Philippine Mars gets some service during a day of firefighting out of its Sproat Lake base.
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesForest Industries Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo DateSeptember 1985
Photo byGary VincentContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date9 August 2010
Photo byBrian R BurrageContact
Photo ID254300Submit Correction
View count: 29
The interior was open for public access.
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date9 August 2010
Photo byBrian R BurrageContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date9 August 2010
Photo byBrian R BurrageContact
Photo ID254300Submit Correction
View count: 29
The interior was open for public access.
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date9 August 2010
Photo byBrian R BurrageContact
Registration / Serial76825
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-1 Mars
C/n (msn)9269
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date17 September 2009
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Photo ID244497Submit Correction
View count: 21
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 / Serial76825
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-1 Mars
C/n (msn)9269
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date17 September 2009
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Registration / Serial76825
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-1 Mars
C/n (msn)9269
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date17 September 2009
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Photo ID244497Submit Correction
View count: 21
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 / Serial76825
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-1 Mars
C/n (msn)9269
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date17 September 2009
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Fleetnumber223
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date9 August 2016
Photo byLieuwe HofstraContact
Photo ID215343Submit Correction
View count: 44
Wfu but kept in flying condition awaiting a contract that never came...
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date9 August 2016
Photo byLieuwe HofstraContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Fleetnumber223
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date9 August 2016
Photo byLieuwe HofstraContact
Photo ID215343Submit Correction
View count: 44
Wfu but kept in flying condition awaiting a contract that never came...
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date9 August 2016
Photo byLieuwe HofstraContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Fleetnumber223
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date22 August 2012 to 30 August 2012
Photo byAndrás MihalikContact
Photo ID205928Submit Correction
View count: 55
On hot stand by during British Columbia's fire season.
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date22 August 2012 to 30 August 2012
Photo byAndrás MihalikContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Fleetnumber223
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date22 August 2012 to 30 August 2012
Photo byAndrás MihalikContact
Photo ID205928Submit Correction
View count: 55
On hot stand by during British Columbia's fire season.
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesCoulson Flying Tankers
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date22 August 2012 to 30 August 2012
Photo byAndrás MihalikContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Alternate Serial76820
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / Titles(Coulson Flying Tankers)
Operator PaintedUSA - Navy
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date18 August 2017
Photo byGary VincentContact
Photo ID171547Submit Correction
View count: 211
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Alternate Serial76820
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / Titles(Coulson Flying Tankers)
Operator PaintedUSA - Navy
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date18 August 2017
Photo byGary VincentContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Alternate Serial76820
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / Titles(Coulson Flying Tankers)
Operator PaintedUSA - Navy
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date18 August 2017
Photo byGary VincentContact
Photo ID171547Submit Correction
View count: 211
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Alternate Serial76820
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / Titles(Coulson Flying Tankers)
Operator PaintedUSA - Navy
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date18 August 2017
Photo byGary VincentContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Photo ID168738Submit Correction
View count: 87
The Hawaii at rest on Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Photo ID168738Submit Correction
View count: 87
The Hawaii at rest on Sproat Lake on Vancouver Island
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Photo ID168737Submit Correction
View count: 93
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 / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Photo ID168737Submit Correction
View count: 93
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 / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Photo ID168736Submit Correction
View count: 76
Side profile shows the massive size of the Mars.
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Photo ID168736Submit Correction
View count: 76
Side profile shows the massive size of the Mars.
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date25 May 2004
Photo byJohn OlafsonContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138585Submit Correction
View count: 150
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138585Submit Correction
View count: 150
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138573Submit Correction
View count: 64
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138573Submit Correction
View count: 64
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138514Submit Correction
View count: 94
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138514Submit Correction
View count: 94
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date15 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138335Submit Correction
View count: 94
Hawaii Mars resting on Sproat Lake, awaiting its next firefighting mission.
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date15 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date15 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138335Submit Correction
View count: 94
Hawaii Mars resting on Sproat Lake, awaiting its next firefighting mission.
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date15 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date15 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID138322Submit Correction
View count: 79
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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date15 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date15 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
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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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date15 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial76825
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn)9269
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date3 July 2007
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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 / Serial76825
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn)9269
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date3 July 2007
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Registration / Serial76825
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn)9269
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date3 July 2007
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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 / Serial76825
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn)9269
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date3 July 2007
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Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID126012Submit Correction
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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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID126012Submit Correction
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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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID126010Submit Correction
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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. That 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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NamePhilippine Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID126010Submit Correction
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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. That 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 / SerialC-FLYK
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9264
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
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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 / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
Aircraft NameHawaii Mars
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Region / CountryBritish Columbia, Canada
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Photo ID126009Submit Correction
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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 / SerialC-FLYL
Aircraft VersionMartin JRM-3(AT) Mars
C/n (msn)9267
Operator / TitlesTimberWest
City / Seaplane BasePort Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / Heliport (CAA9 / CBT9)Map
Photo Date16 June 2006
Photo byAad van der VoetContact
Registration / Serial1520
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin XPB2M-1 Mars
C/n (msn)877
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / AirportBaltimore - Martin State (KMTN / MTN)Map
Region / CountryMaryland, United States
Photo Date13 May 1942
Photo fromAirHistory.net Photo Archive
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Martin Mars prototype at the Martin factory, repaired following the #3 engine fire on 5 December 1941, but still before its first flight. It is seen here still in its original configuration as a patrol bomber, complete with gun turrets and provisions for bombing. However, the aircraft was soon to be converted to XPB2M-1R transport aircraft, which involved removing all armament and armored plating, and adding extra cargo hatches, cargo loading equipment and reinforcing the decking. Photo from: US Navy / National Naval Aviation Museum
Registration / Serial1520
Aircraft VersionMartin XPB2M-1 Mars
C/n (msn)877
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / AirportBaltimore - Martin State (KMTN / MTN)Map
Photo Date13 May 1942
Photo fromAirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial1520
Aircraft Original TypeMartin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic TypeMartin JRM Mars
Aircraft VersionMartin XPB2M-1 Mars
C/n (msn)877
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / AirportBaltimore - Martin State (KMTN / MTN)Map
Region / CountryMaryland, United States
Photo Date13 May 1942
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Martin Mars prototype at the Martin factory, repaired following the #3 engine fire on 5 December 1941, but still before its first flight. It is seen here still in its original configuration as a patrol bomber, complete with gun turrets and provisions for bombing. However, the aircraft was soon to be converted to XPB2M-1R transport aircraft, which involved removing all armament and armored plating, and adding extra cargo hatches, cargo loading equipment and reinforcing the decking. Photo from: US Navy / National Naval Aviation Museum
Registration / Serial1520
Aircraft VersionMartin XPB2M-1 Mars
C/n (msn)877
Operator / TitlesUSA - Navy
City / AirportBaltimore - Martin State (KMTN / MTN)Map
Photo Date13 May 1942
Photo fromAirHistory.net Photo Archive