This is a combination of several videos of Flying Boats.

Les Subritzky’s 8mm Video shot by him in the 1950’s:

Les Subritzky was employed by TEAL as a coxswain in the early 1950s and the proud owner of an 8mm movie camera.
The footage (sorry no sound) includes Solent operations and various staff activities including the Childrens Christmas Party in the hangar.
Engine changing and ongoing repairs are included and old timers will recognise many of the Staff.
Les was a diving enthusiast and recovered a lot of tools and equipment lost overboard during aircraft maintenance on the water.
Old newsreel footage of early Solent operations is included and features some well known Staff of the era.


2 thoughts on “Videos

  1. These are beautiful and nostalgic! Flying in those days was quite something,eh!? Lovely memories here, thank you for sharing !
    Rui Cristina , Portugal

  2. Viewss of Auckland harbour I can just remember as a kid – down at Mechanics Bay, watching the activity – ferries & flyingboats.

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