The 75th anniversary celebrations on March 18th, 2017 for the former World War Two RAAF No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot at Lake Boga, Victoria (the base was active from 1942-1947) continued in the afternoon with the aerobatic performers and warbirds (see my previous post) being joined by modern military aircraft with the RAAF Roulettes display team flying the… Read More Celebrating 75 Years – No. 1 Flying Boat Repair Depot, Lake Boga 1942-2017 – Part II
The PBY – Naval Air Museum (operated by the PBY Memorial Foundation) can be found in downtown Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island in Washington state. The Oak Harbor section of Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island was once a thriving seaplane base and during World War Two the Consolidated PBY Catalina amphibious patrol bomber (also used for Search… Read More PBY – Naval Air Museum – Whidbey Island
Now I know which form of transport I would rather be on! I was on a Victoria Clipper ferry boat coming into Friday Harbor on San Juan Island at just the right time earlier this week to see a Kenmore Air de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbine Otter seaplane lifting off the water and flying past a Washington… Read More By Air Or By Sea?
Kenmore Air have a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbine Otter seaplane with an orca livery operating from Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. It is dubbed Wild Orca and is one good-looking seaplane! Recently I saw it for the first time, so I waited around for the aircraft to take-off. It must have been on a joy flight as it… Read More Flying Orca!
I always enjoy watching the seaplanes come and go from Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. There is just something fascinating about this form of transportation (seaplanes, flying boats etc.). Kenmore Air conduct passenger and scenic joy flights on a very regular basis during late spring and summer weekends but the really fascinating thing is watching them take off and land… Read More Seaplanes on Lake Union