Frank Seuffert built a more than two-meter wingspan radio remote-controlled two-storey historical passenger seaplane. The RC Do-214 Lufthansa elegant flight is shown in this video.
SaRo Princess was the swan-song of the seaplane transatlantic flights
A British seaplane giant, the SaRo SR45 Princess – The Princess – was attempting to step into the business of transcontinental passenger transport, but her engineering-solutions were outdated a few years later, due to the rapidly improving jet-era. The question…
Seaplane reaction strike after a nuclear war
In the ’50s both the American and Soviet political leadership ordered seaplanes, able to carry out nuclear bombings. In the case of destroyed airfields, these monster seaplanes still could have been able to react with nuclear bombs to the aggressor.
First seaplane in the world to sink a submarine
Recently, we have explored the Hungarian built Lohner L-127 flying boat at the historical museum of the Italian Air Force in Bracciano. A previous model of the aircraft was the first seaplane in the world to sink a submarine.
Some interesting pictures of WW2 seaplanes
Last week was a Victory Day. It ended 70 years of World War II in Europe. We’ve compiled photos of this war’s seaplanes.
Ansett Airways flying boat services in Australia
After second world war Sandringham’s flying boats, earlier Short Sunderland’s bomber planes flew in Australia. Beautifuel pictures about it.
Arctic Flying with Bud Helmericks 1950’s
This is a really cool old video of the “Arctic Tern” flying in the frozen north. A lot of cool footage of the Cessna 140 and 170A that Bud Helmericks used on wheels floats and skis.
Catalina skeleton in the desert
Somebody has found these pictures on the website stipistop.com. It is still beautiful despite its condition. We crown these photos with a video of a Catalina, which is still in operation.
The Explorer’s Air Yacht – Sikorsky S-38
A replica and a radio controlled model evoke Sikorsky’s amphibia from the early Thirties.
The first seaplane competition in the world
100 years ago Monaco was the scene of the world’s first seaplane meeting, attended by seven biplanes, in March 1912.