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    Landseaire flying yacht

    Photo shoot by Loomis Dean, LIFE photographer in 1950











    I'm not sure if an article was ever written. More info here:

    http://vintageaeroplanewriter.blogsp...andseaire.html
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    I always thought the Catilinas looked more like general aviation planes than military. I can see why some were converted to pleasure craft.
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    Very cool plane. I would love to take the family flying yacht out to go fishing...
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    A friend of mine had one that he converted into a yacht (not a flying one though). He dealt in war surplus, at one time he had 4 Cansos.

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    Grumman Goose

    This is a real Air Yacht. Still expensive, but you only need one pilot and no flight engineer. Plus, it will get into places a PBY will never fit, like this lake!

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    Grumman Widgeon

    How about the miniature version of The Flying Yacht? Far more affordable, if you consider $250,000 affordable! Where's that darn winning Loto ticket?

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    There's somthing about boats that fly....

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    I wonder if the PBY in the LIFE pictures was owned by the same family as this PBY in the Saudi desert. It's Catalina N5593V.

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