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Post  Kaibeth on Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:27 pm

Just thought I'd say that.

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Post  Lesley Niyori on Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:17 pm

Well, it's easy to like anyone that likes badgers Smile

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Post  MichaelaSJ on Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:25 am

Ah, thanks! You are sweet Exclamation

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Post  Celia Eriksson on Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:27 pm

We love you too Beth!!!!! What about a real cute airplane picture from you, here's one for you!!!!. I watched a film and it had a flying boat, the white painted British Sunderland!



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Post  mariehart1 on Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:06 am

A Sunderland, my sister who is writing a historic book mentioned it, knowing my background in aviation. She also mentioned the Saro Lerwick assuming I know nothing about it, no, no and no. She's using me as her aviation historian.

I love flying boats. If I was rich I'd have a Catalina which can fly for 24 hours. But I like it because it's like a flying yacht. I like the idea of a flying yacht. It's somehow decadent. I just have this idea of me sitting in it drinking champagne somewhere in the south pacific. Yes I'm an expensive girl.

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Post  Celia Eriksson on Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:48 am

Oh my God, if ya ever do please I'd join ya!!! Love flying boats and I don't know why except they were common in the fjords apparently!! I love them!!! Take me up in a Flying Boat Marie!!
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Post  MichaelaSJ on Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:05 am

It only flew once:
As for the Catalina, they are still flying:
Fits my pocketbook:

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Post  Celia Eriksson on Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:09 am

Hi Miki!!!!!

That first one is the Spruced Goose!!!! But I do like the second one bestest, the third one looks dangerous! I'm not a good flyer tbh, I do get a little frit in planes, but I'd make an effort in a flying boat.

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Post  Lesley Niyori on Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:08 pm

The Catalina is one of the truly spectacular aviation successes. And a beautiful aircraft.

And yes, if I won the lottery, I'd likely own one long before owning a boat.

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Post  MichaelaSJ on Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:19 pm

Celia Eriksson wrote:That first one is the Spruced Goose!!!!
Built from wood because of wartime restrictions on the use of aluminum and concerns about weight, it was nicknamed by critics the Spruce Goose, although it was made almost entirely of birch
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_H-4_Hercules
The last image is of an ultra-light float plane. Ultra-light aircraft are restricted by take-off weight, range, horsepower, and a lot more restrictions.

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Post  Celia Eriksson on Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:01 pm

Oh, Spruce Goose then, close!!!!! Built from Birch, expensive!! Howard Hughes had a vision and I just noticed the 8, yes eight engines!!!! I think it was the biggest ever at the time?

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Post  Kaibeth Today at 5:39 am

The Spruce Goose rivals the 747 or Airbus A380 for size in certain dimensions.

Flying boats make me <3 too. Among my favourites are the Catalina and the Grumman Goose. I have never had a good Catalina simulation. Sad

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Post  Tara Today at 2:43 pm

Kaibeth wrote:I have never had a good Catalina simulation. Sad

In the early 90s I had a Silicon Graphics (SGI) workstation on my desk at work. This was, at the time, a very high-end graphics system running a version of Unix (IRIX), though these days the typical mobile phone has more power.

The system included a sweet flight simulator called Dogfight that supported networked interaction, including, unsurprisingly, combat. I was thinking the Catalina was one of the aircraft included, but I quick check doesn't include it on the list.

It did include several jet fighters, as well as a Cessna and a Boeing 747, and a few others. My favourite was the P-38 Lightning; I loved to fly it around while listening to Glen Miller.

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