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LondonEye
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On Floats - UK

Post by LondonEye » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:40 pm

Hi,
we do not see many float equipped aircraft here in the UK. My first sightings were at The London Plane Show, held on The Southbank, back in May 1973.
Present were G-BAUL Schweizer Teal, and G-BASO Lake LA-4.
In 1980, they mowed the grass at the site of Croydon Aerodrome, and held a show. Float equipped DH82A Tiger Moth G-AIVW did some flypasts.
Thought I would start a theme topic for any float/amphibian aircraft photographed here in the UK.
I can think of Teals, Lakes, Grumman Goose, Widgeon, Sunderland, etc. even the Saunders-Roe SR45 Princess flying Boat.
A few old scans, and a few newer to kick off. Hope it is a bit different and of interest.
Pete

ImageLake LA-4 G-BASO 2 Southbank by London Eye, on Flickr


ImageDH82A Tiger G-AIVW Croydon by London Eye, on Flickr

ImageThurston TSC-1 Teal G-OWET Cranfield (2) by London Eye, on Flickr

ImageLake LA-250 N84219 Farnborough by London Eye, on Flickr

ImageLake LA-250 G-LAKE 1 Biggin Hill by London Eye, on Flickr

ImagePereira Osprey G-CCCW Sywell by London Eye, on Flickr

ImageCessna 206 G-OLLS Sywell by London Eye, on Flickr

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by keithnewsome » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:03 am

Very good but so obscure subject !! The only photos I can think of are this Cessna at Norwich during July 2012 .....
Keith ;)

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by andygolfer » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:56 am

I am pretty sure this is the only one I have, from Old Warden last October
Image8241 Christen A-1 Husky G-WATR by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

(unless I have something very old that I've forgotten about - time will tell!)

thanks for starting another interesting topic
Andy




EDIT: I had forgotten one obvious one!.....
Image5266 catalina by sickbag_andy, on Flickr
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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by Alexe » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:08 pm

Very interesting topic and one I can add something to :D

First a couple of photos of Cessna 208 G-MDJE, both taken at Cranfield (the obvious place to find aircraft with floats)
ImageG-MDJE by Alex Edwards, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4568 by Alex Edwards, on Flickr

and a couple more of G-DLAK, again both taken at Cranfield
ImageIMG_3893 by Alex Edwards, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3985 by Alex Edwards, on Flickr

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by keithnewsome » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:11 pm

Does this count ? a tiddler kit aircraft seen at Beccles during May 2012 ??

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by keithnewsome » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:58 pm

How about 'OSSA'S ARK' N28V landing at Norwich 30 August 2010 ..,.. weather diversion from Duxford !

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by phat01 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:28 pm

G-ESSL Cessna 182 - Culdrose Airday 2014

ImageG-ESSL by Phil Salter, on Flickr

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by stage1uk » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:25 pm

ImageG-SIVW by Alan Bushell, on Flickr

G-SIVW at Redhill in September 2015

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by stage1uk » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:28 pm

ImageVH-RZA by Alan Bushell, on Flickr

VH-RZA Lake Buccaneer at Gatwick August 1965 scanned from one of my old negs

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by TheMightyOz » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:53 pm

I thought I was in the same (flying) boat as Andy, with only an almost identical shot of the Husky departing Old Warden and hundreds of Catalina pics. Had to think outside the box and came up with these two from a visit to Hendon in Feb 2010, that have both been civvie registered as some point.

Supermarine Stranraer ex CF-BXO
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Supermarine Seagull - ex VH-ALB
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Cheers,
Oz

PS - Keith, I just saw G-DRAM on BBC2 as I was posting this!

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by Nog59 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:37 pm

An oldy from me.....
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Short Sandringham VH-BRC at Lee on Solent, July 1982
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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by acw367 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:07 am

G-PBYA Vickers-Canada Canso A Catalina Aircraft Ltd RIAT Fairford 11 July 2014

ImageG-PBYA RIAT Fairford 11 July 2014 by ACW367, on Flickr

ImageG-PBYA RIAT Fairford 11 July 2014 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-ESSL Cessna 182R Floatplane Euro Seaplane Services Blackbushe 11 December 2010

ImageG-ESSL Blackbushe 11 December 2010 by ACW367, on Flickr

And again three years later 8 December 2013

ImageG-ESSL Blackbushe 8 December 2013 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Re: On Floats - UK

Post by GCIJem » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:41 pm

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Seen here at Guernsey Airport is Lake LA-250 N14021 of the Flying Swiss Ambulance - Maldives
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Also seen at Guernsey is Grumman HU-16B Albatross N23ML
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