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    Grumman HU-16 Albatross Adventure

    I was lucky enough to go for a ride in a Grumman HU-16 Albatross out in LA, and what an adventure it was. Like nothing I have ever experienced before. The aircraft is owned and operated by Row44 as a test aircraft for their satellite connectivity systems. Here's what I got.

    The Queen Mary makes for a heck of a backdrop


    As does an LAPD Helicopter, which was there for no reason other than to check us out!


    Clear blue seas




















    Forward looking port hole!


    Takeoff video. Skip to about 2:30 for throttle up:


    Buzzing the coast:


    Nose bubble landing
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    Sweet! We tried to get a ride on one of those when they were flying between LA and Catalina Island but the airline was out of business by the time we got there in '85

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    did u have a headset or earplugs on?

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    Only while in the seat up front, otherwise, no.
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    Sick videos... what great opportunity!
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    The second shot, the one with the helicopter, is one of my favorites shots I've ever taken
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    yankee368 those were great videos

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