GoogleMap of slipways

Any photos, plans, drawings, directions, helpful hints on visting places where flying boats have been operated from historically, or are being operated from today. I am always interested in receiving 'Then & Now' type photographs to assist current day visitors to these place. I'm trying to record the best places to visit before they disappear for ever.

GoogleMap of slipways

Postby timpootle » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:20 pm

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=21 ... ,12.304688

I have enjoyed reading the posts in this corner of the forum. I am particularly interested in what is left now. Using my recollection, and then going through the posts here, I have constructed a GoogleMap entitled "Concrete ramps worldwide : Flying boat ramps from the 30s onwards, still extant"

Hope you like it. Reply here if you know of any more.

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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby AlexNortonesq » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:29 pm

Tim: You can add the former RCAF Station Patricia Bay ("Pat Bay") slipway to your map. The ramp is at: 48.652942,-123.44778

It is used today for float planes that operate from the Victoria Airport Water Aerodrome today.

Also the ramp at the former RCAF Station Rockcliffe. It is at: 45.463867,-75.642538

It is used today for float planes from the flying club at the airport at Rockcliffe, as well as to bring sailboats onshore for storage.

Although it was not a military base, the slipway of the Ontario Provincial Air Service in Sault Ste Marie still exists. The original hanger there has been expanded to serve as the Bushplane Museum. It is at: 45.463867,-75.642538

My Google Maps captions the Bushplane Museum as Sault Ste Marie Airport. Don't believe everything you read online.

Yours

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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby 9aplus » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:34 pm

Ramp and base from mid '20ies
Divulje near Split airport LDSP - Croatia

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Divulje, ... atska&z=16
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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby sunderlandmr5 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:02 am

You can't have Lacala Bay (or Lauthala Bay) Fiji, with out having RNZAF Base Hobsonville, Auckland, New Zealand,
which was the RNZAF's premier Flying Boat base since the early 1920's till 1967 when the last Sunderland's were retired.

https://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=RNZAF+ ... kland&z=18

Also not to forget Mechanics Bay, also Auckland, which not only saw service with the RNZAF flying
boats since WWII, but the PAN AM Clippers/Empire boats pre WWII and TEAL Boats in the 1950's -early 1960's.
The ramp also served many smaller flying boats (Widgeon/Goslings) of small airlines till at least the late 1980's
https://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=Mechan ... kland&z=18

Small film about Mechanics Bay serving the smaller flyng boats/Ampibs
http://www.youtube.com/embed/pJunmmcNBL0

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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby Kenny » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:25 am

Anyone know if there's anything of Koggala in Ceylon available...? (230's Sunderlands)
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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby sunderlandmr5 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:02 pm

Kenny wrote:Anyone know if there's anything of Koggala in Ceylon available...? (230's Sunderlands)


Hi Kenny

If I understand correctly, the end of the run way heading into the water in this link, is quite possibly
the remains of the ramp at Koggala.
The base (now Airport) has been extensivly developed since WWII
https://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=RAF+ba ... 7&t=h&z=19

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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby Philthy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:24 am

The slipway at Karumba, Queensland, Australia still exists at 17°29'6.86"S 140°50'13.88"E. Although Karumba was a pre-war FBB, the slipway was not built until the Base was taken over by the RAAF in mid-1943.

There were no slipways at the civil FBBs at Darwin, Groote Eylandt, Townsville, Gladstone or Brisbane.
Aeradio Operator John G. 'Johnnie' Walker, Karumba Flying Boat Base, 1938.
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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby Kenny » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:47 pm

sunderlandmr5 wrote:... If I understand correctly, the end of the run way heading into the water in this link, is quite possibly the remains of the ramp at Koggala.

Cheers, Alan... couldn't get the link to connect due to a local "traffic" issue but got them now... certainly looks like a slipway to me...
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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby seawings » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:23 pm

timpootle wrote:https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216118552057636665904.0004de55a2d0f2100755e&msa=0&ll=10.492805,-108.776847&spn=149.431416,12.304688

I have enjoyed reading the posts in this corner of the forum. I am particularly interested in what is left now. Using my recollection, and then going through the posts here, I have constructed a GoogleMap entitled "Concrete ramps worldwide : Flying boat ramps from the 30s onwards, still extant"

Hope you like it. Reply here if you know of any more.

Tim


Tim, what a cracking idea! Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to do this - very interesting and useful.
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Re: GoogleMap of slipways

Postby Philthy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:48 pm

As far as I can see, there is no trace left of the slipway but the marooned Control Building/Passenger Terminal at Singapore's combined land and marine aerodrome at Kallang still exists at 1°18'26.28"N 103°52'24.53"E.

I believe the only other pre-war marine aircraft slipway between Singapore and Sydney was the MLD one at Surabaya. But I could be wrong about that...

I'm pretty sure the slipway at Lake Boga, Victoria, at 35°26'59.51"S 143°37'39.88"E, is the original wartime FBB slipway.
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