Thursday, 29 May 2008
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
with thanks to http://www.omniairgroup.com/ for the photo. Click on this link for a bigger picture.
Anyway, visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum. They have built a full size static replica of a Boeing 314 Clipper transatlantic flying boat. Wow!
Now, I have a thing about flying boats and I would love to recreate the classic Imperial Airways Southampton to Cape Town route. As there's no Short Empire Class boats left and I don't think any Sandringhams are still airworthy, I'm on the look out for a low hours Shin Meiwa PS-1/US-1 or similar to convert. Doesn't the sight of any flying boat on the step get you excited?