AAB operations in San Juan was adjacent to the Isla Grande Airport and originally next to the Naval Air Station (which included the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station). The location gave AAB another downtown to downtown terminal with ready made water ramps. The old Navy hangar was perfect for the larger flying boats (VS-44 & S-25).
Puerto Rico Slideshow
San Juan, P.R. Sept. 1980- AAB hangar on the left / seaplane ramp center / Old Coast Guard hangar on right. S-25 "Excalibur VIII" outside AAB hangar
photo by Charles Freehling
Tom Anusewicz and Southern Cross - May 18, 1977
Charlie Freehling and I went to San Juan to review G-73 N7338 Mallard incident from previous day.
Southern Cross preparing for its last Atlantic crossing