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Ansett Flying Boat Services - Short S 25 Sandringham Flying Boat Marooned at Lord Howe Island 1974

Short S 25 Sandfringham, Lord Howe Island - flying boat. One of the survivor aircraft now resides at Oakland international airport in a museum.

The era of the flying boat began in Durban on 22nd May 1937 with the first of two survey flight when the Cambria, a Short Empire C-Class flying boat of Imperial Airways

The era of the flying boat began in Durban on May 1937 with the first of two survey flight when the Cambria, a Short Empire C-Class flying boat of Imperial Airways

The first trans-Pacific commercial flight left San Francisco bound for Manila. The Pan Am flight -- on a Martin M-130 China Clipper, like the one pictured -- took one week with numerous stops along the way.

It started in a flying boat ... a century of commercial aviation

The first trans-Pacific commercial flight left San Francisco bound for Manila. The Pan Am flight -- on a Martin China Clipper, like the one pictured -- took one week with numerous stops along the way.

Nose art on B-29 Superfortress "Straight Flush" My dad's plane during WWII.

Nose art on Superfortress "Straight Flush" My dad's plane during WWII. By previous pinner.

Ansett Short Sunderland 23 C Class Empire Flying Boat (VH-BRF) repainted in Delta livery 1970

Ansett Short Sunderland 23 C Class Empire Flying Boat (VH-BRF) repainted in Delta livery 1970

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