Are any Sunderland flying boats still flying?

The Sunderland was one of the most powerful and widely used flying boats throughout the Second World War….Short Sunderland.

Retired RAF: 1959 RNZAF: 1967
Status Retired
Primary users Royal Air Force French Navy Royal Australian Air Force South African Air Force Royal New Zealand Air Force
Produced 1938–1946

Is the sea duck a real plane?

The Sea Duck is a modified Conwing L-16 seaplane, the general-purpose aircraft produced by the Conwing Aircraft Corporation, painted in yellow and red. Like all Conwing L-16s, the Sea Duck is constructed in the classic L-16 design.

Do any Boeing Clippers still exist?

Sadly, no B314 Clippers exist today. Below is the catalog showing the fate of the Yankee Clipper and all other B314 flying boats operated by Pan Am and BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation).

What happened to the flying boats?

Today, however, true flying boats have largely been replaced by seaplanes with floats and amphibious aircraft with wheels. The Beriev Be-200 twin-jet amphibious aircraft has been one of the closest “living” descendants of the earlier flying boats, along with the larger amphibious planes used for fighting forest fires.

When did wings first air on the Discovery Channel?

Original program. Originally called Great Planes, the Wings program initially aired Wednesdays and Saturdays on the Discovery Channel in the United States from 9–10 p.m. Eastern beginning in 1988 and into the early 1990s.

Who are the producers of the Great Planes?

Great Planes. Great Planes was the original subset of Wings episodes which focused on one particular aircraft type. The original Great Planes program was initially produced by Aviation Video International in Australia, and distributed by the Discovery Channel.

What kind of planes are on the show Wings?

Some other episodes profiled non-American aircraft, including the Aérospatiale-British Aerospace Concorde, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Panavia Tornado, and Supermarine Spitfire . A series of six episodes, entitled Strange Planes (and later released on VHS video), focused on several unusual aircraft types.

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