It is excellent to see private companies investing in tourism initiatives, and this new flying boat
venture will provide cruise ship passengers a unique, glamorous scenic tour above our magnificent Top End.
The art and heritage project marks the forgotten history of RAF Wig Bay, which was a centre for UK and US flying boats
- or "hunter killers" - that were deployed to counter German subs attacking Allied ships in the Atlantic.
The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat
of the 1930s and 1940s.
In May 1919, the Navy-Curtiss NC-4 completed the first flight across the Atlantic, demonstrating the long-range capabilities of the flying boat
that was soon put on display with the fleet.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry in a ceremony on Tuesday delivered three squadrons of upgraded, radar-evading flying boats
named 'Bavar-2' (Belif-2) to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Southampton was the only marine airport in the UK that operated large passenger-carrying flying boats
, hence the Beachcomber's prominent display in the collection.
And the museum itself is a living testament to a marvellous collection of memorabilia from that era, including the original radio and weather room, along with its equipment and an astounding full-size replica flying boat
, The Yankee Clipper.
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Three honeymooning couples were amongst those who died after the Solent flying boat
, owned by Aquila Airways, crashed into a disused chalk pit on the Isle of Wight in Hampshire on November 15, 1957.
The brief given to the Australians had been to find refuelling stops 300 miles apart, with an expanse of water that would allow a flying boat
to take off and alight in any wind direction.
FILM makers are trying to trace people who left Austin's Longbridge plant during the Second World War to work at a forgotten flying boat
factory in the Lake District.
Canadian Stuart Graham was the pilot, and the Curtiss HS-2L Flying Boat
was the plane.