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Landseaire flying yacht

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Talbot, Sep 14, 2012.

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  3. kiwilrdg

    kiwilrdg A-List Customer

    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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  4. m0nk

    m0nk One Too Many

    Very cool plane. I would love to take the family flying yacht out to go fishing...
  5. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

    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.
  6. Heater

    Heater Familiar Face

    That's the life!
  7. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    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! [video=youtube;bwNI4hWAYoE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwNI4hWAYoE [/video]
  8. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    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? [video=youtube;6vivJ7KPIBc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vivJ7KPIBc [/video]
  9. There's somthing about boats that fly....
  10. Treetopflyer

    Treetopflyer Practically Family

    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.
  11. Dixon Cannon

    Dixon Cannon My Mail is Forwarded Here

    You know, the Silorsky S-38 (that we saw so prominently in 'The Aviator') was marketed as 'The Explorers Air Yacht', and for the rich of Howard Hughes' caliber, it certainly was. Here is an interior shot of the modern replica, 'Osa's Ark' that does the air show circuit. [​IMG] -dixon cannon

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