International Aeromarine Corporation of Fairhope,
Alabama, have released the first model photos of several sophisticated
modifications and upgrades they have under research and development for
the Teal amphibians. Modifications under development include;
tricycle landing gear, streamlined engine pylon, new wing tips, pods for
aerodynamic streamlining of retracted main landing gear, strakes,
The two Aeromarine prototypes have been moved from
Canada to Pennsylvania for final assembly, certification and flight
testing, now (June 2008) estimated to start in about two months with the
FAA being the wild card.
Two upgraded Teals, one featuring tricyle (Teal # 22)
landing gear and one (Teal # 13) with conventional 'taildragger' landing
gear are expected to fly during 2008, according to
Capt Stephen Monteith Albers...