I am very exited to be able to fly this Saturday in N7973B. This Beautiful Albatross has recently (August) been shown in a Lexus commercial filmed in Hawaii. The pilot is a friend of mine and has invited me to fly with him, and his wife and friends to a near-by lake for a local fly in. I am hoping to fly right seat in this beauty and will help him wash it Friday night. I tried to find the commercial on-line but was not successful. However pictures of the Albatross are available on Airliners.net. He has a new paint job and a Canadian maple leaf on the vertical stabilizer. I have never flown in an Albatross before. From what I have read, there are fewer and fewer flying in the skys. We have four that reside at KSTS and Paul's plane is one that is airworhty. However he does call the Albatross in general, a "flying emergency!"
The picture below was taken before the new owner took posession of this aircraft.http://frankjnr.powweb.com/database/photo/1014552/