Flying boat cruises in for airport event

A vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed 'American Clipper' arrives at Groton-New London Airport Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed "American Clipper" arrives at Groton-New London Airport Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Groton — A Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed "American Clipper" arrives at Groton-New London Airport Thursday.

The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday.

The event is open to public from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. Admission is free.

A vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed 'American Clipper' arrives at Groton-New London Airport Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed "American Clipper" arrives at Groton-New London Airport Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Franz Edson snaps photos as a vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed 'American Clipper' arrives at Groton-New London Airport on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Franz Edson snaps photos as a vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed "American Clipper" arrives at Groton-New London Airport on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A ground controller directs the vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed 'American Clipper' to its spot on the tarmac upon arrival at Groton-New London Airport on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A ground controller directs the vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat dubbed "American Clipper" to its spot on the tarmac upon arrival at Groton-New London Airport on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat arrives at Groton-New London Airport on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
A vintage Grumman HU-16 Albatross flying boat arrives at Groton-New London Airport on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. The vintage twin-engine flying boat, restored to flying condition in 2012, will be on display as part of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In at the airport Friday and Saturday. The event will feature aircraft displays, demonstrations, a trade show and entertainment. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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