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Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: R J Mitchell - Designer of the Spitfire and flying boats

R J Mitchell - Designer of the Spitfire and flying boats. Southampton Supermarine Napier Sea Plane

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Showing the flag, Seaplanes Northern Europe tour

Showing the flag, Seaplanes Northern Europe tour. Mr H C BAird, a former Schneider Trophy pilot winner, and now one of Vickers test pilots

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: First pictures from the air of the combined composite plane Mayo composite plane

First pictures from the air of the combined composite plane Mayo composite plane comprises linked together flying boat Maia and seaplane Mercury forming an eight - engined biplane

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Hong Kong in three days. At dawn today, Saturday, one of the BOACs latest Hythe

Hong Kong in three days. At dawn today, Saturday, one of the BOACs latest Hythe flying boats took off from Poole Harbour (Dorset) for Hong Kong

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: A striking picture of Cataline flying boat taking off on the 24-hour patrol over the Atlantic

A striking picture of Cataline flying boat taking off on the 24-hour patrol over the Atlantic. They perform splendidly, searching for U-boats and guarding Atlantic convoys

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The first picture to be received in London of the plane in which General Balbo the

The first picture to be received in London of the plane in which General Balbo the Italian Air Minister is leading two squadrons consisting of E4 machines in the great transatlantic flight to Chicago

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: A tragedy marred the first stage of the flight of the Italian air armada of 24 flying

A tragedy marred the first stage of the flight of the Italian air armada of 24 flying boats led by General Balbo ( the Italian Air Minister)

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The two parts of the Mayo visit aircraft the pick a back plane and now completed

The two parts of the Mayo visit aircraft the pick a back plane and now completed
The two parts of the Mayo visit aircraft the " pick a back" plane and now completed at Rochester where the mercury for injured the claim has been placed on top of the Maia 3350 hp flying

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Curtiss Flying Boat at Brighton. 1913

Curtiss Flying Boat at Brighton. 1913

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Blazing air mail route across Atlantic Lufthansa Dornier flying boat Zephir resting

Blazing air mail route across Atlantic Lufthansa Dornier flying boat Zephir resting on the water at Port Washington, New York after completing the first non-stop flight from the Azores

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The short Rangoon flying boat used as a training machine by Imperial Airways

The short Rangoon flying boat used as a training machine by Imperial Airways
The short " Rangoon " flying boat used as a training machine by Imperial Airways pilots taking off in a practise flight at Hamble

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Southampton Imperial Airways flying boat Coolamgatta 1939

Southampton Imperial Airways flying boat Coolamgatta 1939
Southampton Imperial Airways flying boat " Coolamgatta " 1939

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The British Sopwith patrol seaplane with the 225 hp Sunbeam engine. 1914

The British Sopwith patrol seaplane with the 225 hp Sunbeam engine. 1914

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: German seaplanes. 1930

German seaplanes. 1930

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Vickers Supermarine Walrus Amphibian Flying Boat with a Bristol Pegasus engine

Vickers Supermarine Walrus Amphibian Flying Boat with a Bristol Pegasus engine. Walrus is a single engined ( pusher ) biplane amphibian flying boat constructed almost entirely of metal

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The Imperial Airways flying boat Caledonia on the water at Shannon air base about

The Imperial Airways flying boat Caledonia on the water at Shannon air base about
The Imperial Airways flying boat " Caledonia " on the water at Shannon air base about to take off on an experimental trans Atlantic journey

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Short S. 8 Calcutta ( G-EBVG ) City of Alexandria of the the Imperial Airways

Short S. 8 Calcutta ( G-EBVG ) City of Alexandria of the the Imperial Airways
Short S.8 Calcutta ( G-EBVG ) City of Alexandria" of the the Imperial Airways

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Hoisting out a seaplane from British seaplane carrier HMS Ark Royal, Mudros

Hoisting out a seaplane from British seaplane carrier HMS Ark Royal, Mudros January 1916

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Captain A. S. Wilcockson (right) and First Officer G

Captain A. S. Wilcockson (right) and First Officer G. H. Bowes studying the Atlantic route beside " Caledonia" at Hythe

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Flying-boats use new embarkation raft for first time. Cygnus disembarks 19 passengers

Flying-boats use new embarkation raft for first time. Cygnus disembarks 19 passengers
Flying-boats use new embarkation raft for first time. " Cygnus" disembarks 19 passengers. Two flying boats used the new embarkation raft - designed to prevent damage to their metal hulls

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Following the decision approving the start of Atlantic survey flights next year

Following the decision approving the start of Atlantic survey flights next year and commencet of an experimental air mail serviceshortly after

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Cheering crowds. The Clipper landing on sea

Cheering crowds. The Clipper landing on sea. Comander, Captain Harold E Gray and members of they crew of the " clipper"

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The new US Army seaplane bomber ready to take off at Langley Field, Virginia

The new US Army seaplane bomber ready to take off at Langley Field, Virginia

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: British seaplane circling British warships circa 1916

British seaplane circling British warships circa 1916

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Flying boats Caledonia being prepared for the first commercial Atlantic crossing

Flying boats Caledonia being prepared for the first commercial Atlantic crossing. The Imperial Airways flying boat Caledonia is being prepared at Hythe for the first experimental commercial

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The new giant Blackburn flying boats ( Iris III type) at the launch at Brough

The new giant Blackburn flying boats ( Iris III type) at the launch at Brough
The new giant Blackburn flying boats (" Iris" III type) at the launch at Brough (Yorks) 25th June 1931

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The longest formation flight ever undertaken by service unit, five RAF flying boats of number 204

The longest formation flight ever undertaken by service unit, five RAF flying boats of number 204 (Gen reconnaissance) Squadron being prepared at Plymouth

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Aerial view of Imperial Airways flying boat Centaurus on the water at Rochester

Aerial view of Imperial Airways flying boat Centaurus on the water at Rochester

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Signor Steppani breaks world long distance record for flying boats. October 1934

Signor Steppani breaks world long distance record for flying boats. October 1934

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: First passengers to fly across the South Atlantic this summer

First passengers to fly across the South Atlantic this summer. Air France flying boats will carry passengers across the South Atlantic for the first time this summer

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Challenger, latest flying-boat to be delivered from the Rochester works, ready

Challenger, latest flying-boat to be delivered from the Rochester works, ready
" Challenger", latest flying-boat to be delivered from the Rochester works, ready to enter the Empire service at Hythe, the Hampshire base

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Caledonia takes off from Southampton on first experimental transatlantic flight

Caledonia takes off from Southampton on first experimental transatlantic flight. The Imperial Airways flying boat Caledonia took off from Southampton at the beginning of her first experimental

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: China clipper, arrives at Manilla after first trans pacfic air mail flight

China clipper, arrives at Manilla after first trans pacfic air mail flight. With battleships of the American Asiatic fleet in gala dream for the occasion

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Centaurus takes off on longest flight ever attempted by commercial aircraft

Centaurus takes off on longest flight ever attempted by commercial aircraft. The Imperial Airways Empire flying boat Centaurus took off from the Hythe air base, Southampton water, on a 30

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Sopwith folding - wing, two - seater seaplane with a 100 hp Gnome Monosoupape engine

Sopwith folding - wing, two - seater seaplane with a 100 hp Gnome Monosoupape engine. 1914

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: A special letter from the King to Sir Patrick Duncan, Governor General of South Africa

A special letter from the King to Sir Patrick Duncan, Governor General of South Africa, was included in the first 2 1/2 tons of mail which left Southampton for Durban on the Imperial Airways flying

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: World War One - Aviation A Short Type 827 British two-seat reconnaissance seaplane

World War One - Aviation A Short Type 827 British two-seat reconnaissance seaplane built for the Admiralty by Short Brothers. It was also known as the Short Admiralty Type 827

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: President Eamon de Valera shaking hands with the commander, Captain Harold E Gray

President Eamon de Valera shaking hands with the commander, Captain Harold E Gray and members of they crew of the " clipper"

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Passengers boarding a flying boat the Bermuda Sky Queen leaving Poole for America

Passengers boarding a flying boat the Bermuda Sky Queen leaving Poole for America on 1 October 1947. eTopFoto

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: German workmen unload food from a British Royal Air Force flying boat, one of ten

German workmen unload food from a British Royal Air Force flying boat, one of ten maintaining a thrice-daily service from Hamburg and landing on the Wannsee here

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The giant Pan-American Airways flying boat the Flying Clipper, which a few weeks

The giant Pan-American Airways flying boat the Flying Clipper, which a few weeks ago made a series of test flights over the Pacific, has taken off from Alameda, California

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Italian air armada arrives in Londonderry. General Balbo and the 23 Savoia-Marchetti SM

Italian air armada arrives in Londonderry. General Balbo and the 23 Savoia-Marchetti SM.55X flying boats arrived safely at Lough Foyle, Londonderry

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Crowds meet the giant new American flying boat Yankee Clipper as she moors at

Crowds meet the giant new American flying boat Yankee Clipper as she moors at
Crowds meet the giant new American flying boat " Yankee Clipper " as she moors at Southampton after arriving on her first trans Atlantic flight

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Sikorsky S42 giant seaplane flown by Colonel Lindbergh for Pan American Airways broke

Sikorsky S42 giant seaplane flown by Colonel Lindbergh for Pan American Airways broke all existing records for transport seaplane flights, averaging 157

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The giant new American flying boat Yankee Clipper as she landed at Southampton

The giant new American flying boat Yankee Clipper as she landed at Southampton
The giant new American flying boat " Yankee Clipper " as she landed at Southampton on her first trans Atlantic flight

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: The Short - Mayo Composite, a piggy-back long-range seaplane / flying boat combination

The Short - Mayo Composite, a piggy-back long-range seaplane / flying boat combination
The Short - Mayo Composite, a piggy-back long-range seaplane/flying boat combination, produced by Short Brothers at their works at Rochester, Kent

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Giant Dornier Do X Flying Boat to fly the Atlantic

Giant Dornier Do X Flying Boat to fly the Atlantic. A new picture of the saloon on the flying boat. 12 August 1930

Background imageGolden Age of Seaplanes Collection: Members of the flying boat are making preparations at Southampton for the second

Members of the flying boat are making preparations at Southampton for the second experimental Atlantic flight which the " Cambria" is to undertake on July 29. 23 July 1937



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