Milano Bresso 28/05/2023 – Grumman HU-16 Albatross

Another vintage visitor in Bresso! A Grumman HU-16B is parked in Milan’s general aviation airport since last week. This plane came from the USA for a fly-by above the historical car meeting Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (where one of the owners had a car on display). Due to an engine issue, it is currently parked in Bresso.

The Albatross is an amphibian flying boat designed after World War 2 for SAR missions. It is powered by 2 Wright R-1820 Cyclone 9 radial engines. According to the owners’ website, this plane was built in 1951 for the USAF, and it is a rare ski-equipped variant. After serving in both Korean and Viet Nam Wars, it was transformed by the current owners in a luxury flying RV.

Some pictures of local traffic:
Piper PA-18-180 Cherokee D

Reims FR172J Rocket

Cessna 172SP

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