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This Grumman HU-16C Albatross is parked at the north end of the DC-3's. It is owned an operated by Bill and Virginia DaSilva of Tecumseh, Michigan. They use it primarily for pleasure flying although Bill has also used it to instruct. They typically fly the plane about 100 hours per year.

Grumman started design of the Albatross during WW II for the U.S. Navy. The first prototype flew in 1947. The Albatross is considerably larger and has a greater range than Grumman's earlier Goose. Grumman produced various versions of the Albatross until the mid 60's. Here is a brief history of the Grumman Albatross.

OK, now let's head north into Homebuilt Camping to see what we can find.