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A twilight taxi test late last week. (photo with permission from

2016 in Review Through Warbirds News’ Top Articles

2016 has been a banner year for warbirds, with many significant events and first flights taking place. We at WarbirdsNews have endeavored to keep our readers informed of as many developments as possible, with exclusive reports of major milestones in the warbird and aviation museum community. Although we couldn’t cover everything… it just isn’t possible on our shoestring budget…  it has[Read More…]

by January 3, 2017 0 comments Articles, Warbirds News
Martin Mars Going to to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016!

Martin Mars Going to to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016!

PRESS RELEASE -The gigantic Martin Mars aircraft, the world’s largest flying water bomber and the last of its kind, will make its first trip to Wisconsin to participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, will be July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During the event, the[Read More…]

by April 14, 2016 2 comments Airshow News
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