Sunday, January 17, 2010

Trackers...

While roaming out and about, Lagniappe and I found this field full of Grumman S2 Trackers near St. Augustine, Florida. Naturally we spent an hour or so poking around them. If only my van had a trailer hitch...

Anyway... There are way too many photos of these aircraft to post here, so I set up a new page just to catalog them and do them justice. Please check in out at: http://s2trackers.blogspot.com/Who knows? Maybe someday I'll hear from someone who flew or serviced one or knows more about these planes.

5 comments:

  1. A lot of history setting there.If only they could talk.

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  2. I've asked some guys I know on another forum to comment. One of them is an old salt who has been there and done that and has actual, real world experience with this aircraft.

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  3. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Lagniappe -- Feel free to share this with the guy who buys the dog food. One reason the Trackers are in their current condition.


    NEWS ARTICLES:

    Wings, doors, equipment taken from S-2 Trackers on Avenue A
    Published Thursday, December 30, 2004
    St. Augustine Record
    http://staugustine.com/stories/123004/new_2794548.shtml

    Arrest in plane parts case
    Published Saturday, January 08, 2005
    St. Augustine Record
    http://staugustine.com/stories/010805/new_2812567.shtml

    Man pleads no contest in airplane parts theft
    Published Friday, June 24, 2005
    St. Augustine Record
    http://staugustine.com/stories/062405/new_3163676.shtml



    POLICE REPORTS:

    http://staugustine.com/stories/112105/new_3465835.shtml
    Published Monday, November 21, 2005
    Terry Wayne Logan, 44, had his probation reinstated after admitting he violated on a charge of petty theft. Logan had tested positive for marijuana.

    http://staugustine.com/stories/090305/new_3302071.shtml
    Published Saturday, September 03, 2005
    Michael David Garmont, 37, St. Augustine. Charge: Battery. (SJCSO)

    http://staugustine.com/stories/021105/new_2883276.shtml
    Published Friday, February 11, 2005
    Terry Wayne Logan, 44, pleaded no contest to petty theft -- reduced from an original charge of second-degree grand theft -- and possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis. Logan was arrested Dec. 31, charged with being one of several people who stole more than $100,000 in old airplane parts from S-2 Tracker planes on Avenue A. He was ordered to serve 12 months on count one and six months on count two. The terms are to run consecutively. The amount of restitution, and which of the defendants will pay, is to be determined later.

    http://staugustine.com/stories/012405/new_2840812.shtml
    Published Monday, January 24, 2005
    Michael David Garmont, 37, St. Augustine. Charge: DUI. (SJCSO)

    http://staugustine.com/stories/011105/new_2817151.shtml
    Published Tuesday, January 11, 2005
    Michael David Garmont, 37, St. Augustine Charge: solicitation, second degree grand theft, dealing in stolen property. (SJCSO)

    http://staugustine.com/stories/112302/new_1143398.shtml
    Published Saturday, November 23, 2002
    Michael David Garmont, 35, St. Augustine. Charge: Battery. (SAPD)


    Odd thing. -- According to the St. Johns County Geographic Information System the property where the S-2s are stored is owned by the Garmont dirtbag.

    PIN 078670 0000
    BLOCK 7
    OWNER'S NAME GARMONT MICHAEL DAVID
    MAILING ADDRESS 4557 AVENUE A, SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL 320955207
    SECTION-TOWNSHIP-RANGE S36-T6S-R29E
    MAP PAGE 136D
    LEGAL DESCRIPTION 1 -- 3-35 USINA KUHN SUB BLK 7 LOTS
    LEGAL DESCRIPTION 2 -- (lot numbers) 1 2 3 4 & 13
    LEGAL DESCRIPTION 3 -- OR652/912 (A/D) & 968/1633

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  4. I actually heard about a bit of this from one of the neighbors. He said that the guy who owned the lot had been ripping off the planes' owner and scamming parts off the planes for scrap. Thanks for the info!

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