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.


Postby ant » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:34 pm

Montreux - Lac Leman - Canton du Vaud - Switzerland
Not really a base - but a destination for Solents of Aquila Airways from 1953-1958:


An anchor from a Solent mooring, commemorating the Aquila Airways service.

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Re: Montreux

Postby seawings » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:01 pm

Sure that anchor is from a Solent?

Looks a bit heavy to me......... ;)
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Re: Montreux

Postby TASSE » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:24 pm

Yes, that anchor looks like it came from a ship wreck.

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Re: Montreux

Postby fredgell » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:12 pm

Another couple of images of the same subjects ... uthampton/

with added swans


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Re: Montreux

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:33 am

I suspect it was the mooring buoy's anchor, not the airplanes.

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