Originally Posted by limeydal
Not sure if it was a Catalina flying boat , but still pretty impressive! The one below made several landings in the Bay last October.Would have loved to be out there to photograph it(maybe next time).
But it got into a little trouble when a bilge pump failed and the plane started to take on water and tip.
It's an old Dornier - they all have a certain "look" about them - after a bit of Googling it's a DO24 to be exact.
In the link you posted it says one of the crewmembers is called "Iren Dornier" - strange or what!!!
I think these old seaplanes/flying boats are stunning - once was lucky enough to be given a trip in a restored Short Sunderland which was massive - flown by an amazing bloke called Dizzy Addicot - he was flying warbirds in his 80s - he died just before christmas in a car accident. He flew all sorts and used to be a test pilot - he flew in loads of films including Memphis Belle - a true gent!!!