|(Grumman) Reid Dennis HU-16(RD) Albatross|
particular (one of a kind) Albatross is a special and literally unique
long-wing conversion done by, and for, its previous owner, Mr. Reid
Dennis. As such, he became the official "builder" or manufacturer under
FAR Part 21 and in accordance with 14 CFR 45.13(a), so it is no longer a
"Grumman" - Grumman never built an HU-16RD - it is a "Reid Dennis" Model
HU-16RD as per FAA Type Certificate no. T00003LA.
Grateful thanks to Dave Marion for this info. Thanks, Dave.
stunning set of walk-round images of this Grumman HU-16(RD) Albatross was taken by
who very generously has allowed me to show
them here for us all to enjoy.
This particular Albatross holds the record for the very first circumnavigation of the World by an Albatross on a single mission..! It's on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, California, USA. All we need now is a set of decals for a beautiful model in this colour scheme. Any takers out there..?
Thanks a lot, Vladimir; much appreciated.
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