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Registration: N44RD

Construction Number: G405

Model Grumman HU-16C Albatross

Operator: Private

Airport: Livermore Municipal (LVK / KLVK), USA - California

Photographer: Derek Heley

Date Taken: 17/05/2002

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The first amphibious aircraft to circumnavigate the world. In 1997, with Reid Dennis at the controls, it flew the eastern route to commemorate Amelia Earheart's flight 60 years earlier.It covered 26347 nautical miles in 193 flying hours. This aircraft is so highly modified that it has been re-designated as and HU-16RD

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