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The Dolly Parton of seaplanes.
I recall watching a Youtube video of Kermit Weeks flying this a couple of years ago.
My bucket list wants me to see one of these up close and personal before I pass on.I'd also like to witness one taking off in person too.And if I could sit in the front seat for a complete flight I'd be ready to crossover.
Everything you ever wanted to know.https://www.airhistory.net/text/types/martin-jrm-mars.php
Thanks for a great link. As long as I've been an aircraft junkie, I'd never heard of them.
I didn't know they (it) had been retired from service as an air tanker so recently. I don't recall ever hearing about one flying in California, and I've payed pretty close attention to this kind of thing over the last 30 years.I was also surprised that the Hawaii Mars had been flown by Coulson, who is still going strong.
In 1973 on a surf exploration trip this behemoth touched down on the lake we were driving next to on Vancouver Island. It was GLORIOUS!