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Beech 18 floatplane en route to Europe

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:47 pm
by DavidLegg
From Air-Britain's Information Exchange forum today ...

Hi All,

An exciting adventure is underway! Taigh Ramey of Vintage Aircraft, Stockton, CA is currently ferrying a 1952 Beech 3NM (ex RCAF 2318) C-FGNR c/n A-797 last operated by Vancouver Island Air (VIA) from Vancouver to Belgium to its new owner, the Pairi Daiza Park, southwest of Brussels, Belgium. The Park is a combination garden and zoo in which the floatplane will be featured. This will be the very first Beech 18 floatplane crossing of the Atlantic. As I write this (12:40 EST in US Monday) they are halfway across Saskatchewan, Canada, you can track their progress at
< http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... 7WgAAHviZL >

Regards,
Bob Parmerter
A-B Beech 18 Specialist

Re: Beech 18 floatplane en route to Europe

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:28 pm
by MrWidgeon
Garden & Zoo ?
I don't think it'll be flying then, too bad.

Bill

Re: Beech 18 floatplane en route to Europe

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:07 pm
by DavidLegg
I missed the Beech 18 up in Akureyri by four hours! It had left by the time I arrived in a 60 years old Beech Bonanza from Moso on the outskirts of Reykjavik. But while I was waiting for Catalina G-PBYA to arrive at the airfield I did see this lovely Beaver floatplane in Akureyri harbour...

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Re: Beech 18 floatplane en route to Europe

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:43 pm
by DavidLegg
Thanks for the photo Tony. It is helpful - when I asked the local Whale Watching crew where the Beech 18 had been parked they knew nothing about it! It is now clear it was at a different jetty within the town. I still would not have seen it tho' :-(

If anyone goes to Akureryi, the aviation museum Tony mentions is very good indeed and not to be missed.

Re: Beech 18 floatplane en route to Europe

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:15 pm
by DavidLegg
Tony R's photo seems to have gone?