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N86609 — - leaving the tavares seaplane base. taken with iphone 7. 1946 Grumman G44A
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leaving the tavares seaplane base. taken with iphone 7. 1946 Grumman G44A

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John Rumble
Tavares Seaplane Base FA1 Rebuilding after Irma tore the crap out of it . All planes were re-positioned and Jones Brothers is open for business. The fuel system is being repaired and Avgas will be available soon
Art Murray
Nice pic - and with an iPhone!

I assume those are not the original engines...?
roland pfeifer
Good looking flying boat.
alan mistrater
Somebody spent the $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$ to convert a 1946 Goose to turbines? OMG Never ceases to amaze me.
Anyone got a good guess on what that costs??
rmhough
It's not a Goose. It's a Widgeon. It doesn't have turbines, it has Continental IO-470 Piston engines.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
01-Dec-2022 UnknownShelby County () 12:54PM CST En Route
01-Dec-2022 UnknownShelby County ()Shelby County () 11:38AM CST 12:08PM CST (?) 0:30
01-Dec-2022 UnknownShelby County ()Shelby County () 09:28AM CST 10:35AM CST (?) 1:07
30-Nov-2022 UnknownShelby County ()Shelby County () 02:06PM CST 02:44PM CST (?) 0:38
30-Nov-2022 UnknownNear Sylacauga, ALShelby County () First seen 10:33AM CST Last seen 10:49AM CST 0:16
30-Nov-2022 UnknownShelby County ()Near Sylacauga, AL 09:33AM CST Last seen 09:56AM CST 0:23
29-Nov-2022 UnknownShelby County ()Shelby County () 10:21AM CST 01:23PM CST (?) 3:01
28-Nov-2022 UnknownNear Sylacauga, ALShelby County () First seen 03:58PM CST Last seen 04:08PM CST 0:09
28-Nov-2022 UnknownShelby County ()Near Sylacauga, AL 02:21PM CST Last seen 03:19PM CST 0:58
28-Nov-2022 UnknownShelby County ()Shelby County () 10:51AM CST 12:02PM CST (?) 1:10
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