Short news-reel footage
of the first flight, 4th July 1929 shot at Cowes, showing the launching,
take-off and subsequent landing.
Blackburn Perth & C.O.W.
via Edward Pagel
footage of the Perth taking off, in flight and showing good
detail of the 37mm C.O.W. gun that fired shells, with it
actually firing. Superb!
A/1 Jet Fighter & Convair Sea Dart
via Edward Pagel
of these early jet-engined flying boats, the Sea Dart film being
shot in colour, each packed full of details for modelers and
Seamaster Jet Flying Boat
colour film showing many close-up details of the fascinating
flying boat, including rare glimpses of the weapons it was due
to carry. Excellent stuff!
Princess - in colour
very interesting as it shows - in colour - the Princess taking
off and flying as well as black & white film of the water tank
via Cael Aveum
stunning film showing the story of the largest examples of
flying boats ever to fly from various manufacturers and
countries around the world. Superb detail - pour a coffee, put
your feet up for about an hour and enjoy!
Grumman G.78T Turbo Mallard landing at Miami
colour film showing the complete landing sequence of a Chalk's
operated Grumman Mallard.
The Last Sunderland
patkempe and Bumble
short film featuring excepts of the full DVD of the same title
of this craft, which was the last flying Short Sunderland
anywhere in the world.
Investigation - 'Cracks in the System' - The crash and
subsequent detailed N.S.T.B. investigation of Chalk's
Grumman G.78T Turbo Mallard at Miami, December 2005
via Air Crash Investigation
This is the
very detailed examination of the sad and tragic crash of Chalk
Ocean Airways Flight 101 - a Grumman G.78 Mallard - out of
Miami, Florida on 19th December 2005
When all the
reasons for the crash were exposed, as outlined in this video,
it brought about the immediate grounding of the remainder of the
Chalk's fleet and the subsequent demise of the airline.
passengers and crew on board this 1947 Mallard were killed. This
very aircraft is featured in the Walk-Round Gallery elsewhere on
this site, where SEAWINGS was fortunate to be able to board her
some time prior to the incident and shoot loads of images, which were used by the N.T.S.B.
during the investigation.
43 Grupo -
Ejercito del Aire (43 Squadron Spanish Air Force)
via Paul Thompson
If ever a
video showed what it is REALLY like flying a Bombardier
CL-415 on active fire-fighting duty, then this is it. Shot from
many different - and unusual - perspectives never before seen,
this film is absolutely superb. Just look at the work these
crews go through to dump water on a fire and marvel at the
workman-like way they master a plane that is bouncing all-over
the sky, being buffeted from different causes; the swirling
winds over the flames, the speed scooping up the next water load
to the sheer skill in flying at such close quarters to the
ground; every moment in the sky fraught with potential danger.
If you ever
wondered why I dedicated this Gallery to such a crew, watch this
film..............God-Speed, all of you.