Rare footage from the ’70s. Short S-25 Sandringham flying boats are flying around Sydney harbour and Lord Howe Island.
80 years ago the world’s biggest transatlantic flying boat -which was able to carry 66 passengers in luxury conditions – landed in New York.
53 years ago, Howard Hughes the dork american billionaire made the first, and at the same time the last flight of his giant flying boat, the Hercules.
We were in London in December where we visited the Royal Air Force Museum. We met with two flying boats in the historical hangar. Both of these planes were designed by R. J. Mitchell, who later became famous by the…