Coulson had both Martin Mars aircraft in the water this week

Coulson has been working on both of their Martin Mars aircraft, the Hawaii Mars and the Philippine Mars. At one point this week both of them were floating in Sproat Lake adjacent to the Coulson facility for the flying boats.

Philippine Mars
The Philippine Mars on Sproat Lake this week. Alberni Valley News photo by Susan Quinn. See numerous other Mars photos at their website.

The company has repainted the Philipine Mars. It no longer has the red and white air tanker colors and now resembles its original military paint scheme. Coulson is still pursuing a plan to sell or trade the aircraft.

The Hawaii Mars is scheduled to make its first trip to the Oshkosh air show July 25 through July 30.

If you like the sound of four 18-cylinder big-ass radial engines, turn up the sound for this video.

3 thoughts on “Coulson had both Martin Mars aircraft in the water this week”

  1. Bill said: “If you like the sound of four 18-cylinder Wright b̶i̶g̶-̶a̶s̶s̶ radial engines…”

    Oh my, Bill !
    I think you’re wrong, Wright made those powerplants, right?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_R-3350_Duplex-Cyclone

    I don’t have a reference, but̶t̶ , I’m quite sure big-ass© made the custom seats.

    And yes, I most definitely “like the sound”… 🙂

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