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Photo ID: 1011135
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Model: G-21A Goose, JRF Registration: N121GL
Year: 1944 Serial Number: B-49
Engines: P&W R985, 450-HP Owner: Charles B. Smith
Rye, NH
Location: Moosehead Lake,
Greenville, ME
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Date: 2003, September Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 10/1/03 - No question about it - - an approaching Grumman flying boat draws eyes away from nearly anything else that is happening on the lake. N121GL made a pass over Moosehead Lake (Greenville, ME) at the 2003 International Seaplane Fly-In, and then landed up at the airport because of congestion on the lake shore.Note the retractable wing floats on this aircraft, as compared to N327.

This certainly adds some knots!
 

Photo ID: 1011136
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Notes: Info on Joe Baugher's site says that N121GL was built as a U.S. Navy JRF-6B. Other sources indicate that it is a JRF-5. It was given Grumman construction number B-49, Navy s/n 66361, and apparently a Bureau Number of 37796.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011137
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Notes: According to Baugher, B-49 went to the RAF as FP472. It was returned to the USN, and by 1946 went to the Honduran Air Force as FAH-110. In 1951 it was U.S. registered as N3945C; in 1970 as N755G; as Canadian C-GRCZ in 1982; and finally N121GL in 1990. Such aircraft have a lot of stories to tell! And probably some secrets to keep.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011138
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Notes: The cabin door is above the water line. It's not the easiest airplane in the world to enter, but most of us would cheerfully accept a little inconvenience for the privilege of a ride!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011139
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Notes: Man-oh-man-oh-man - - these birds give me goose bumps!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
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