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Is it a boat - is it a plane? It's both!
My entry for boatsfriday (especially for Hans who put up a boat that goes under the water, I put up one that fly's over the water).
The Boeing 314 "Clipper" flew the transatlantic route between North America and Europe between 1937 and 1950. Passengers enjoyed unprecedented luxury on what was a 17 hour flight.
This image was taken in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. This is a life size replica of the plane that flew over 2000 trips over the Atlantic in what must have been a most amazing experience for those lucky enough (or rich enough) to take the trip.
Sadly, there are no exhisting examples of this wonderful part of aviation history from an era when to fly a trans atlantic trip was such a wonderful and romantic adventure.
If you ever are lucky enough to find yourself in the area, a visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum is an absolute must:
http://www.flyingboatmuseum.com/museum.html

My image is of the replica's cockpit with an archive image of the B314 taking off from the River Shannon at Foynes.

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Jun 21 2012 23:34 GMT 25barb

wonderful notes, wonderful photo...
I like looking full screen and this is fascintating.
Superb photo....
Jun 22 2012 00:16 GMT hans55 PRO
great entry !!!!
Jun 22 2012 04:15 GMT sini
Great image and entry!:)
Jun 22 2012 04:29 GMT Icandoit
great entry !!!!
Jun 22 2012 05:16 GMT jomoud PRO
What a fabulous entry Peter
Thank you for the explanation
Great photo
Have a wonderful happy weekend
Jun 22 2012 05:51 GMT marijke06
great idea for the theme!:)
Jun 22 2012 06:32 GMT Bigbear10
Great entry for this weeks theme
Jun 22 2012 07:45 GMT Donjames
Interesting..very interesting indeed
Jun 22 2012 09:50 GMT Papagena
Great to view in original size !! I like its story a lot !!
Jun 22 2012 10:16 GMT hallo
I like those analog instruments, very clear to read in the full size!
Jun 22 2012 10:24 GMT MargNZ
Marvellous history and a great choice for today's theme Peter :)
Jun 22 2012 13:29 GMT martini957
Wow....very interesting...great entry
Jun 22 2012 14:31 GMT aquiles PRO
EXTRAORDINARY ENTRY !!!!!!!!!!!!

THE PAN AMERICAN Sikorsky S-42A FLYING BOAT ALSO FLEW FROM BUENOS AIRES (Argentina) TO MARACAIBO (Venezuela) AND USA BY THE SAME TIME..

HAVE A LOOK TO
http://www.digitaldeliftp.com/lookaround/advertspot_panam.htm

http://cclausen.net/skid_f.htm

http://www.randytrahan.com/ocov/maracaibo/maracaibo_gallery_1.htm
Jun 22 2012 14:34 GMT wijnie58
Stunning entry, Peter...:-))
Jun 22 2012 14:41 GMT mbz
great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 22 2012 15:26 GMT senna3
Unique entry!
Jun 22 2012 15:30 GMT sheasoru68
Two amazing photos Peter, I have to admit to never having heard of this before.
Jun 22 2012 16:18 GMT Squirrel PRO
SUPERB SHOT AND ENTRY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Jun 22 2012 17:33 GMT Annamaria
Great entry, Peter!! Very special one!!
Jun 22 2012 21:00 GMT Pea2007
A great entry.
Jun 22 2012 21:31 GMT happysnaper
Brilliant shot and entry Peter.
Jun 22 2012 22:24 GMT Studio88
Peter - Great History Info & Image - Bring Back A Jet Version ;-)
Jun 22 2012 22:29 GMT sunrise99
amazing story !
Jun 23 2012 02:21 GMT fhelsing PRO
a wonderful entry, and I'd like to visit that museum some day!
Jun 23 2012 07:25 GMT saffi9
fantastic shot through the windows but im not sure about a boat :)
Jun 23 2012 18:28 GMT elsje323
fantastic entry

FT2