the passage of time all things come and go, and none more so
possibly than decent reference books.
What we all read today - in
10/20 years or so from now - will become long out-of-print; yet
being able to read them again today one finds certain books hold a great deal of
viable reference material for flying boat enthusiasts, scale
modelers and historians which is not itself time-bound.
books are a wonderful
source of photographs, drawings, plans and details for
us modelers and enthusiasts, yet the lack of availability is a serious
drawback to the avid scale modeler or enthusiast. Too often they
simply remain in individual's collections and were they to
appear for sale might well be far out of the average enthusiasts
price range. Yet, there is another way to have a copy for your
private reference and home hobby use; a scanned pdf.
With this gallery, I
have attempted to save for posterity those books that are today out-of-print, yet are
so worth saving for this - and future - generations to have the
opportunity to save, read and treasure something that may well not
ever have been available to them.
If you have access to
any old flying boat books, please consider sending scans (or the web
location of a pdf) into SEAWINGS
for inclusion here.
Please Note: As
stated within the website Terms and Conditions on the front page, it
is not in any way my purpose to list anything here that is under
current legal copyright; it is believed that anything listed here has
been OOP for a significant number of years and is not available by direct purchase
from the original publisher or by any other means - other than 'standard'
pre-owned sales methods where a private owner is selling their own
personal copy (on ebay for instance). For the full disclaimer, please read the Terms in full
on the front page. The
pdf's listed here are provided for 'own use' purposes, under 'Fair
Rights' usage for the purpose of education, information and historical
reference within private use and not for commercial or personal gain.
If anyone has any objections, a simple email to SEAWINGS will
Note also that there is no intention to add any book/publication
that is ever likely - in my personal view at the time of
addition in the first instance - to ever be re-printed and
released on general sale to the public. However, were that to be
the case at any time, any pdf already shown here will be removed
immediately information presents itself to SEAWINGS.