Aircraft Photo of C-FLYK / 76820 | Martin JRM-3(AT) Mars | Coulson Flying Tankers | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #171547
Aircraft
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
Operator / Titles:(Coulson Flying Tankers)
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
Aircraft Name:Philippine Mars
Location
City / Seaplane Base:Port Alberni - Sproat Lake Tanker Base Seaplane / HeliportMap
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: CBT9 / CAA9   Other: -
 
Photo Date:18 August 2017
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 171547
Photo Comment

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.

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