Floatplane action at Rose Bay

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Floatplane action at Rose Bay

Postby Philthy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:23 am

Plenty of activity at Sydney Seaplanes on New Year's Day 2017

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Aeradio Operator John G. 'Johnnie' Walker, Karumba Flying Boat Base, 1938.
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Re: Floatplane action at Rose Bay

Postby seawings » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:08 pm

Cor, thanks for this post!

What I would give to take a flight in that Beaver..!

I'm delighted to see this you know, as in my view they are 'keeping the dream alive'...and whilst no-one will ever get to fly from there in an Empire ever again, at least I could fly from there, off the water, shut my eyes and open them above the bay and just for a split-second imagine what it was like back-in-the-day.

I hope it's a complete success business-wise and they keep it going until (A) I win the lottery and travel down there or (B) some kind sole sends me two tickets!

Great photo's BTW and that Beaver would make a gorgeous scale model in that colour scheme.

Good on them, I say..!
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Re: Floatplane action at Rose Bay

Postby Philthy » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:02 am

Unfortunately I didn't have the time or cash to go for a flight myself either. But they were pretty busy with lots of coming and going. The money invested in their new terminal suggests they're doing well, which is great to see.
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Re: Floatplane action at Rose Bay

Postby Kiwithrottlejockey » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:39 am

There is a company at Auckland, New Zealand operating two DHC-2 Beaver floatplanes from the Wynyard Quarter virtually in downtown Auckland.

http://www.aucklandseaplanes.com/
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