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This Article appeared in the July 2018 issue of Light Aviation, the Magazine of the Light Aircraft Association. It contains evidence that the ‘stepped’ float was initially designed and tested, and first successfully used on Waterbird, at Windermere.

This Article appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of the Newsletter of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. It addresses reasons given against flying at Windermere in 1911-1912.

This Article appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of the Newsletter of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. It relates the landing of an aeroplane on Helvellyn, and the history of aviation at Windermere after 1919 to date. The first photo is of landing on Helvellyn on 22 December 1926, the only witness being the eminent classicist E R Dodds; the second is of de Havilland DH.60X Moth Registration: G-AAPA which landed at Troutbeck Bridge in the early 1930s, as nurses from the nearby Ethel Hedley Orthopaedic Hospital for Children look on. The distance of 300 yards between the Hospital and the Sunderland flying boat factory built in 1941 may be appreciated in this photo, taken from Orrest Head. In 1954, a caravan park was opened on the factory site.
 

Wings Over Windermere

Edward Wakefield described flight from water as ‘Something that beckoned …’

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