Grumman HU-16C Albatross, N44RD / G405, Private
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Construction Number: G405
Model Grumman HU-16C Albatross
Photographer: Derek Heley
Date Taken: 17/05/2002
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