aircraft become water craft

 - Mar 14, 2007
References: planeboats & bornrich.org
This is the rebirth of the plane "Boeing 307 Stratoliner” (1937) which was originally owned by the aviation pioneer Howard Hughes. "The boat is titled “Cosmic Muffin” and after changing hands, the plane was finally transformed into a boat, long back in 1969. David R. Drimmer and his company PlaneBoats remodeled it and gave it the name “the Cosmic Muffin.” The “plane-boat” featured twin V-8 inboards incorporating the original aircraft cockpit controls that were used to fly the plane, propelling the vessel over 20 mph. Electrical, plumbing, sanitation and air conditioning systems were installed along with a new interior that included restored chairs and bar. Today "Cosmic Muffin" is stationed in Fort Lauderdale and open to the public for scheduled visits."