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C-FLYL — - The Martin Mars as seen from the East Side of Wittman Field "Freebie Seat" of EAA 2016 - Wednesday Water Drop.
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The Martin Mars as seen from the East Side of Wittman Field "Freebie Seat" of EAA 2016 - Wednesday Water Drop.

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ian mcdonell
love it
Miguel Paredes
What a gorgeous bird! Fantastic capture. Thanks for sharing.
Does anyone know how many of this rare creatures are left in airworthy state?
Alan Hume
From Wikipedia, "According to the Smithsonian Channel episode of Mighty Planes Martin Mars, only one Martin Mars is now flying."
roland pfeifer
As a kid in middle school back in the 40s, I remember this plane @ the Glenn L. Martin airport in Middle River Maryland.& it amazies me to see it still flying in the year 2017. Someone knew what they were doing when they built this bird..
ken kemperPhoto Uploader
Nice comments about the Mars............

Glad it came to Oshkosh in 2016.
Kirk Saxon
What an amazing picture
Knikwind
An impressive aircraft. In 1947, my Navy father took me on a tour of a Navy Mars at Alameda Naval Air Station. Spent time in the cockpit with the pilot. Even after all these years, I am still in awe of this great aircraft.
ken kemperPhoto Uploader
Knikwind & Roland...............

I appreciate your 1st hand experience with the aircraft. Awesome.
Padahh
Nice
Jeroen Stroes
IMPRESSIVE
Dave Carnahan
Many years ago I used to live on Vancouver Island and would often see two of these Martin Mars water bombers when they were kept in Port Alberni. I was never able to capture a photo of them quite as beautifully as you have here. Well done!
ken kemperPhoto Uploader
Thank you Dave................

Would have loved to have seen two Martin Mars together !!
John Giambone
Outstanding Shot Ken!
a mentor
The 'Coulson Mars' is the last of its breed and is out of service today, awaiting sale.

History here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_JRM_Mars

Today, Hawaii Mars II remains the only airworthy example of it’s type in the world. The opportunity to purchase and preserve a unique part of aviation history is now available for the discerning buyer, or donor.

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/the-gigantic-martin-jrm-mars-flying-boat-in-pictures.html
ken kemperPhoto Uploader
Thank you for the update A Mentor on Hawaii Mars Status.

John... appreciate your nice comments too.
ken kemperPhoto Uploader
Thank you for the update A Mentor on Hawaii Mars Status.

John... appreciate your nice comments too.
Helio Bastos Salmon
Fantastic picture...like it.! regards
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