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Waterbird Has Successfully Flown As A Seaplane

Waterbird Has Successfully Flown As A Seaplane

We are delighted to announce that the replica Waterbird has successfully flown as a seaplane. Putting the 1911 replica Waterbird in perspective in relation to other current airworthy examples of seaplanes in the world - original or replica, there is nothing else...

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Canadian Pilots

Canadian Pilots

Now there is a page on our website in tribute to the 14 Canadians who in 1916 trained to be seaplane pilots at Royal Naval Air Station Windermere. Please visit the Canadian Pilots page.

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TV Appearance 29th April – To the stage of a landplane

TV Appearance 29th April – To the stage of a landplane

The Lakes Flying Company are delighted to announce that Waterbird will be featured in a full-length documentary on the Yesterday channel on Thursday 29th April at 9pm. The special Warbird Workshop episode will take viewers behind the scenes of our remarkable project...

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Clifford Fleming-Williams

Clifford Fleming-Williams

There is now a new page on this website devoted to Clifford Fleming-Williams, who was a pioneer of making drawings from the air, a pioneer in model aviation, an inventor, a seaplane ground school instructor, artist and general manager, a seaplane designer, a Royal...

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Aviators’ Certificates

Aviators’ Certificates

On the 108th anniversary of Waterbird’s first flight, there is a new page on our website about the history of Aviators’ Certificates and the 22 Certificates accomplished at Windermere.

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Award of the Phoenix Group Diploma for the replica Waterbird

Award of the Phoenix Group Diploma for the replica Waterbird

The prestigious Phoenix Group Diploma for 2018 has been awarded to the builder and team for their ‘remarkable achievement in building a faithful replica of Waterbird’ by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (‘FAI’) – the World Air Sports Federation. The Diploma,...

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Fell & Rock Climbing Club plaque exhibition

Fell & Rock Climbing Club plaque exhibition

There is an exhibition at the Heaton Cooper Archive Gallery in Grasmere which includes the original tablet listing members of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club killed in World War One. Arthur Wakefield was President of the Club when the memorial was dedicated in 1924....

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Hornsea’s Flying Sailors 1915-1919 Exhibition

Hornsea’s Flying Sailors 1915-1919 Exhibition

Hornsea Museum is running an exhibition, Flying Sailors 1915-1919, to share the story of the Royal Naval Air Service base on Hornsea Mere, until the Autumn of 2019. It commences with an Open Day on 28 July from 10:00am to 4:00pm when there is free entry. A Royal Naval...

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