Strictly speaking, Rose Bay Seaplane Airport is no more an international airport. But is has remarkable history as Sydney’s first international airport. In 1938 it became a terminus for Qantas Empire Airways and Imperial Airways for their London to Sydney passenger services. The service continued until the end of 1947 when Lockheed Constellation airliners replaced the flying boats that had pioneered the “Kangaroo Route”, the name Australians gave the England to Australia run. (information from sydneyforeveryone.com.au)
Nowadays Sydney Seaplanes uses Rose Bay as a base for sightseeing flights with a pair of classic de Havilland Canada Beavers from 1960's and one Cessna Caravan.
Workshop shot shows a sign with flying distances from Sydney.
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mesutilgim (80112) 2014-03-24 13:51
Nice capture !
Good pov and layout as well as many interesting notes.
Also in İstanbul a company has started short distance flights with seaplanes from Golden Horn.
TFS and best regards
claudeD (30525) 2014-03-26 6:27
very fine picture from Sydney showing this interesting plane.Very intereting note.Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (25238) 2014-03-28 7:13
This is one type of airplane that has evaded my camera, I got one but it was already in the air I would like to capture one either taking off or landing. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
tenretin (2298) 2014-04-05 14:49
My second passion is aviation and now I'm thrilled! a good old Beaver ...
Very nice photo.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (24144)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-18
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Australia 2014
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-24 12:44