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Philippine Mars back during her service days. Coulson have repainted her  in these markings for the eventual transfer to the Navy Museum. (photo via Wikipedia)

Martin Mars Deal Stymied?

In a rather controversial move, the Canadian Heritage Minister, Shelly Glover, has attempted to put a hold on the planned deal between The Coulson Group and the National Naval Aviation Museum which was supposed to see one of Coulson’s two remaining Martin JRM Mars flying boats heading from its base at Sproat Lake in British Columbia to the Pensacola, Florida museum. According to[Read More…]

Hawaii Mars beached in the foreground a few years ago during winter maintenance, with Philippine Mars to the rear, much as they look today, with the exception that Philippine now sports a beautiful, post-war gloss navy blue paint scheme. (photo via Wikipedia)

Martin Mars Movements…

The last operational Martin JRM-3 Mars water bomber seems set to retire this year, judging by a recent announcement in the Coulson Group’s August 2014 news letter. Sadly the provincial government in British Columbia, where the Mars is based, has eliminated the Mars from contention for fire fighting contracts, despite its proven superior performance, price structure and 54 year track[Read More…]

by August 14, 2014 1 comment Aviation Museum News, Warbirds News