2 results found
Registration / Serial:G-AGID
Fleet number:3
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Rigel Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:July 1943 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:204627Submit Correction
View count: 120
Used to connect Australia with Sri Lanka during World War II. Known as the Double Sunrise service as the sun rose twice during the non-stop flights that lasted up to 32 hours. G-AGID scuttled near Rottnest Island on January 30, 1946. When explosives failed to sink it, gun fire was used. G-AGID had flown to its final resting place because a bridge prevented it being towed there. That meant making it airworthy again for its final flight. The Catalinas has been retired when Liberators took over the route. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/ State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGID
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:July 1943 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGID
Fleet number:3
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
Aircraft Name:Rigel Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:July 1943 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:204627Submit Correction
View count: 120
Used to connect Australia with Sri Lanka during World War II. Known as the Double Sunrise service as the sun rose twice during the non-stop flights that lasted up to 32 hours. G-AGID scuttled near Rottnest Island on January 30, 1946. When explosives failed to sink it, gun fire was used. G-AGID had flown to its final resting place because a bridge prevented it being towed there. That meant making it airworthy again for its final flight. The Catalinas has been retired when Liberators took over the route. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/ State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGID
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:July 1943 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Fleet number:2
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Altair Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:203807Submit Correction
View count: 135
Provided by the RAF during World War II for Qantas to operate non-stop flights between Australia and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). At the end of the war, the RAF ordered G-AGFM scuttled, not scrapped. A bridge over the Swan River prevented it being towed to sea. So the RAF ordered the aircraft by made airworthy again. On February 26, 1946 it was flown to the sea near Rottnest Island where it was sunk with explosives. Except for a wingtip float which had detached and drifted off. It had to be dispatched with a tomahawk. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Fleet number:2
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
Aircraft Name:Altair Star
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:203807Submit Correction
View count: 135
Provided by the RAF during World War II for Qantas to operate non-stop flights between Australia and Sri Lanka (Ceylon). At the end of the war, the RAF ordered G-AGFM scuttled, not scrapped. A bridge over the Swan River prevented it being towed to sea. So the RAF ordered the aircraft by made airworthy again. On February 26, 1946 it was flown to the sea near Rottnest Island where it was sunk with explosives. Except for a wingtip float which had detached and drifted off. It had to be dispatched with a tomahawk. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:G-AGFM
Alternate Serial:FP244
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5B Catalina IB
C/n (msn):831
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA / UK - Air Force
City / Seaplane Base:Perth - Nedlands Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Western Australia, Australia
Photo Date:November 1942 to July 1945
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive