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Grumman Mallard Tests Boston-NY-DCA In 1971

Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:25 pm

Aviation Daily 20 October 1971 tells about test flights of a 10 passenger Turbo Mallard between BOS, the East River in NY, and "both the Potomac River and National Airport". Doesn't say where it docked in NY. The interesting item: "Last phase of flight testing will involve evaluation of the Talar IFR system installed out in the East River on the end of a dock."

Anybody heard of Talar? Where was the NY setup? What visibility did it need?
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RE: Grumman Mallard Tests Boston-NY-DCA In 1971

Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:01 am

Quoting timz (Thread starter):
Anybody heard of Talar?

There are a few Google results. Here's a brief summary, an abstract of a longer publication. Stands for Tactical Approach and Landing Radar.
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RE: Grumman Mallard Tests Boston-NY-DCA In 1971

Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:23 pm

Forgot about Downtown Airlines, which supposedly tried floatplane flights NY-Philadelphia-Washington in 1969. (One mention said Aztecs, another said Cessnas.) The Talar probably didn't exist then? How long did Downtown's flights last?

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