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on Aug 12, 2010 in Field Reports

It's A S38

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If you saw the movie The Aviator then you saw Howard Hughes fly this puppy around. This is the actual Sikorsky S38 Flying Boat that was in the movie, not the one owned by Hughes. And it’s wicked cool!

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When we first came up to it, it’s where you see it now. It pulled off the ramp and parked right here. To eliminate the clutter in the background, I kissed the dirt.

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But it parked in the wrong place which was lucky for me. It had to move which brought it even closer to me and in fact at one point, the wing went over my head. It was a cool opportunity that just transpired. Lucky me!

Photos captured by D3x, 18AF on Lexar UDMA digital film