Aircraft Photo of 51-5282 / 0-15282 | Grumman HU-16B Albatross | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #106871
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:51-5282
Alternate Serial:0-15282
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-64 Albatross
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-64 Albatross (G-111 / U-16)
Aircraft Version:Grumman HU-16B Albatross
C/n (msn):163
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Chuck's Challenge
Location
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
 
Photo Date:17 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 106871
Photo Comment

'Chuck's Challenge' was one of the last operational USAF Albatrosses. She set a world altitude record for twin-engined amphibians after reaching 32,883 feet on July 4, 1973 and then promptly retired and flown to the National Museum of the USAF for preservation.

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