WOW There was a local waterfront festival around our airport today. I was helping the museum organize the avaition exhibit at the airport. We had a Grumman Albatross Amphibious Flying Boat dock in thew water across from the airport, where the event was. What a crowd pleaser. THe crew needed to rinse the Bay water from the plane before they flew it home. I coordinated that and got to takeoff from the water. What a great experience. I've flown in small floatplanes before, but this was outstanding. The crew was the most laid bac gang I have ever met when it comes to old aircraft. I've called all of my interested friends and I just had to tell somebody else. Boy am I happy!!!