A Sad Tale and Some Laughs

Martin MARS Water Bomber during demo at Airventure
Martin MARS Water Bomber during demo at Airventure
Martin MARS Water Bomber under repair
Martin MARS Water Bomber under repair

One sad occurrence at Air Venture this year was damage sustained by the Martin Mars Water Bomber during an emergency water landing made because of a bird strike to one of their engines.  We got to see them demo a water bomb run during the airshow but when we next saw the bomber, it was moored at the Seaplane base with bilge pumps fiercely competing in the contest to expel the water seeping in through a crack in the hull.

While disappointed for the crew of this magnificent old plane, we soldiered on through the airshow looking for fun and adventure.  Check out some of our finds:

About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

2 Replies to “A Sad Tale and Some Laughs”

  1. Jeannette M Yates/Jones says: Reply

    Love this post. You two are having such a great time. Thanks for sharing your ventures with us.
    Love you and look forward to seeing you hen you are back in Clarksville

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      Love you too – thanks for keeping an eye on us. We can’t wait to see everyone!

Leave a Reply

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.