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Grumman HU-16 Albatross at #OSH 2023

August 3, 2023

What a week it was! Pilots Giorgio Clementi and Raphael Langumier flew our Grumman HU-16 Albatross to #OSH23. The interest in the “Grand Old Lady” with its glass cockpit and EFVS upgrades was overwhelming as visitors stopped by.

A good number of SETP and SFTE members toured the aircraft, including current SETP President Brian Sandberg, former President Nils Larson, Jeff Canclini of SFTE, and ever-enthusiastic Elliot Seguin, test pilot extraordinaire! It was good to catch up with friends like Carsten Sundin (CEO of Stratos Aircraft) and Vince Scott, who showcased the Safari XL Light Sport Aircraft.

Änni Tiroch, formerly an engineering intern at ITPS and now a Flight Test Systems Engineer at Airbus Manching also dropped in for a welcome visit. Our Chief Academic Officer Panos A Vitsas brought three current ITPS students to this celebration of aviation.

All in all a wonderful event, great opportunities for networking and checking out the latest gadgets and developments in experimental aviation. See you next year OSHKOSH!

Crowd of spectators surround Grumman HU-16 Albatross at OSH2023
Giorgio Clementi, Panos Vitsas and ITPS students in front of Grumman HU-16 aircraft at OSHKOSH
Summer gathering at SETP event in OSHKOSH
Panos Vitsas, Kenneth Katz and Giorgio Clementi at SETP Event at OSHKOSH 2023
OSHKOSH 2023 attendees gather around Grumman HU-16 Albatross
SFTE member Seth in HU-16 cockpit at OSHKOSH
Jeff Canclini and Tiffany in cockpit of HU-16
Giorgio Clementi in front of Albatross at OSH23
Brian Sandberg at Oshkosh 2023 SETP event
ITPS volunteers with SFTE and Microsoft simulator exercise
Giorgio Clementi standing in front of red, blue and white HU-16 Albatross
Darrin Ropp securing the HU-16 Albatross for the night at OSH23
Front view of HU-16 Albatross with excited man giving thumbs up
Giorgio Clementi and Raphael Langumier at OSHKOSH 2023
Kenneth Katz and James Abonyi in HU-16 with other large aircraft outside of cockpit