Pomo, the airplane pic you posted is a vintage WWII Grumman Albatros,
an amphibious search and rescue plane. Sadly sitting there minus one engine.
They are an expensive beast to fly, consuming something like 70 gallons of aviation
gas per hour.....at today's prices of $6 a gallon!
Singer Jimmy Buffet has one named "Hemisphere Dancer". I guess it got too
expensive for even someone as rich as him to run. He retired it some years
ago and it now sits outside his "Margaritaville" restaurant in Key West, just
a pretty decoration on the front lawn.