Photographer's Note

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

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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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3785 W: 59 N: 5080] (31187)
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