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Grumman Albatross N226CG
Photo ID: 1011712
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Model: Grumman HU-16B Albatross Registration: N226CG
Year: 1953 Serial Number: c/n G-307, USAF 51-7226, USCG 7226
Engine(s): Wright R1820-76D, 9-Cyl. Radial, 1425-HP Owner: Wilson "Connie" Edwards, Big Spring, TX
Location: Oshkosh '05 Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July, 2005 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
Notes: 9/20/05 - This pretty Albatross was originally destined to the USAF as SA-16B, s/n 51-7226. I'm not sure if the Air Force used it or if it went directly to the U.S. Coast Guard where it became a UF-1G, USCG s/n 7226. In 1962 the original SA-16B designation was changed to HU-16B.
Grumman SA-16B, HU-16B 51-7226, 7226
Photo ID: 1011713
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Yup, it's a flying boat alright!
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Grumman Albatross UF-16 Coast Guard 7226
Photo ID: 1011714
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Six Charlie Golf sitting pretty. Many long-wing Albatross' were converted to "B" configuration, long-wing. My guess is that c/n G-307 is a factory "B", i.e. not converted.

Three different external fuel tanks are used on the Albatross, i.e. two 50, 75 or 150-gal. units. From this angle it sort of looks like something tucked under your armpit. Further, each float holds 200-gal. of fuel. All this, plus 675-gal. in the wings!
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Grumman Albatross HU-16B landing gear
Photo ID: 1011715
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There's a lot of ways to put landing gear on an aircraft. You don't see it done like this very often!
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Coast Guard UF-1 Grumman
Photo ID: 1011716
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U.S. Coast Guard aviation has been around for a long time. They have a history worth celebrating.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Grumman Albatross in flight
Photo ID: 1011717
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Getting the gear up on takeoff.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Albatross N226CG, Connie Edwards
Photo ID: 1011718
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"See you later."
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
History from FAA files: 8/84, Bill of Sale from Smithsonian Institution's Director Ofc. Supply Serv., and Grumman St. Augustine Corporation's Director Support & Srv. Div., to Grumman St. Augustine Corp., St. Augustine, FL, for $27,000;
4/88, Sold to Wilson C. Edwards, Big Springs, TX;
6/13/88, FAA assignment of registration N5402G to Grumman HU-16E, s/n 7226 for Grumman St. Augustine Corp.
12/88, Application for Experimental Airworthiness Certificate, to show compliance with FAR. Indicates Mfg. s/n 307 and BuNo. 7226 with Wright R1820-76D engines, Hamilton Standard 43D50-637 props, and 6336-hours total time;
12/88, Restricted Category Airworthiness Certificate issued for Forest/Conservation, Carriage of Cargo, Aerial Surveying, Patrolling, Weather Control and Air Shows (with no passengers on fly-bys);
1/89, Owner's request for change to N226CG;
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