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Martin Nee & John Kelly

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On a recent trip to Ireland, John Kelly met up with a former Cape Air seaplane pilot, Martin Nee. Martin last worked for us in 1995 before heading back to his homeland. We hadn’t heard from him in years, but a little research on Facebook produced results. They met up in Galway for dinner and spent the evening reminiscing about the good old days flying Cessna 185s and 206s in the East River. They discussed the difficulties of starting a seaplane operation in Ireland and decided to leave that to the younger generation.

These days Martin is working in construction blasting bases for wind towers. Ireland has a lot of them. In his spare time Martin continues to fly privately. He recently acquired a Kitfox, one of the most popular homebuilt aircraft. We’re happy he’s still flying and it was delightful to see him again!