Grumman HU-16B Albatross aircraft. Worked on these very early in my career. 103 Rescue Squadron.

Grumman HU-16B Albatross aircraft. Worked on these very early in my career. 103 Rescue Squadron.

8th International Iran Air Show, Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Nov. 16-19, 2016. The Latvian Baltic Bees flew six L-39 Albatross aircraft. The Bees were among the air force and aerobatic teams, ultralight and civilian aircraft and helicopters that took part in the 2-hr. display. Photo:  M.H. Jahanpanah

8th International Iran Air Show, Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Nov. 16-19, 2016. The Latvian Baltic Bees flew six L-39 Albatross aircraft. The Bees were among the air force and aerobatic teams, ultralight and civilian aircraft and helicopters that took part in the 2-hr. display. Photo: M.H. Jahanpanah

In the 60s the Royal Canadian Air Force operated ten Grumman Albatross aircraft in the rescue role, some of which they had configured in a uniquely Canadian manner - as "tri-phibians" - usable on water, runways and snow.

In the 60s the Royal Canadian Air Force operated ten Grumman Albatross aircraft in the rescue role, some of which they had configured in a uniquely Canadian manner - as "tri-phibians" - usable on water, runways and snow.

Grumman HU-16E Albatross (#7226) Coast Guard Air Station San Fransisco, Search and Rescue Amphibian Aircraft

Grumman HU-16E Albatross (#7226) Coast Guard Air Station San Fransisco, Search and Rescue Amphibian Aircraft

Fantastic evening light at Oshkosh 2008. - Photo taken at Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (OSH / KOSH) in Wisconsin, USA on July 30, 2008.

Fantastic evening light at Oshkosh 2008. - Photo taken at Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (OSH / KOSH) in Wisconsin, USA on July 30, 2008.

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