Friday, March 25, 2011

Todays Guest

This would be a Grumman HU-16b Albatross. Of the 19 and 59 vintage. Almost as old as our facility and still running strong. I was outside in the shop and heard the unmistakable rumbling of the radials running up. Had to run to catch it as it was taking the active for take off. Slow, loud lumbering and still pretty cool to see flying.


  1. Awesome ... Love hearing those old radial engines !!

  2. JReb, when I heard that sound I couldn't run fast enough to out there and see what it was.

  3. As kids we use to try to identify the aircraft we'd see flying by. I do miss the droning sound of those flying overhead.