Post Tagged with: "Martin JRM Mars"

A distant view of Hawaii Mars framed by the wing of Philippine Mars on Sproat Lake. (photo by Rob Frolic)

Martin Mars Movements – The Ultimate Flying Experience!

Martin Mars Movements – The Ultimate Flying Experience! by Richard Mallory Allnutt The last remaining Martin JRM Mars flying boats may be approaching the end of their operational days, but Coulson Aviation who owns the two behemoths in Port Alberni, British Columbia, is offering a unique opportunity for members of the public to receive training and fly one of the aircraft. Dubbed[Read More…]

by July 13, 2016 4 comments Aircraft Restoration
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 Taking on Water in Preparation for Bombing Run

Martin JRM Mars Headed to National Aviation Museum in Pensacola

Philippine Mars, one of two surviving Martin JRM Mars out of a total of seven built has been retired and will be flown to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. The large, four-engined cargo transport seaplanes were designed and built for the U.S. Navy during the World War II era and were the largest Allied flying boats to[Read More…]