28 results found
Registration / Serial:VH-BRE
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
C/n (msn):SH.1172
Aircraft Name:Pacific Chieftain
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1955 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:203846
View count: 16
Damaged beyond repair when moored overnight at Lord Howe Island on July 3, 1963. After being stripped of useful parts scuttled 5km offshore.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRE
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
C/n (msn):SH.1172
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1955 to 1959
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:G-ADUT
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
Operator / Titles:(Imperial Airways)
C/n (msn):S.811
Aircraft Name:Centaurus
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:202687
View count: 17
Swapped with Qantas at the outbreak of World War II then impressed by the RAAF as A18-10. Destroyed at Broome during a Japanese air raid on March 3, 1942.
Registration / Serial:G-ADUT
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
Operator / Titles:(Imperial Airways)
C/n (msn):S.811
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1938
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
C/n (msn):SH55C
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:February 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:201129
View count: 19
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
C/n (msn):SH55C
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:February 1965
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:19 May 1914
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:151917
View count: 66
Imported into Australia by merchant Lebbeus Horden. The pilot is Maurice Guillaux. The official water airport was still 20 years in the future when Guillaux chose Rose Bay as suitable place from which to operate seaplanes.
Registration / Serial:No Reg
Aircraft Version:Farman MF-9
C/n (msn):
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:19 May 1914
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:A18-10
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-23 Empire
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):S.811
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:October 1939 to December 1940
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:147238
View count: 55
Ex G-ADUT "Centaurus" and involved in an aircraft swap at the start of World War II when Imperial Airways and Qantas exchanged equal numbers of S.23s. G-ADUT was immediately transferred to the RAAF. Used to supply bases in the Dutch East Indies when Japan entered the war in December 1941. A18-10 was destroyed in a Japanese air raid on Broome, Western Australia, on March 3, 1942. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:A18-10
Aircraft Version:Short S-23 Empire
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
C/n (msn):S.811
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:October 1939 to December 1940
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-EAW
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PB2B-2 Catalina VI
Licence-built by:Boeing Canada
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):61159
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:November 1947 to July 1949
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID:140196
View count: 67
Ex RAAF A24-378. Bought by Qantas for use on services to Lord Howe Island, Noumea and Suva. Sunk by a bomb placed in the cockpit while -EAW moored in Rose Bay August 27, 1949. Rival flying boat operator charged but acquitted. Crime remains unsolved. Photo from: Hudson Fysh Collection/State Library of New South Wales
Registration / Serial:VH-EAW
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PB2B-2 Catalina VI
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
C/n (msn):61159
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:November 1947 to July 1949
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
C/n (msn):SH55C
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:139401
View count: 130
VH-BRC on its beaching gear
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
C/n (msn):SH55C
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1972
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:19 May 1914
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:135113
View count: 74
Imported into Australia by merchant Lebbeus Horden. The pilot is Maurice Guillaux who would two months later fly the first air mail from Melbourne to Sydney in a Bleriot. In September 1914, Horden donated the Farman to the Australian Government. It was given the serial CFS7 (Central Flying School) and later converted to a landplane. Its existence was last recorded in June 1917. In 1914 there was no water airport at Rose Bay. It would be the 1930s before Qantas chose the sheltered bay as the terminus for its flying boat services.
Registration / Serial:No Reg
Aircraft Version:Farman MF-9
C/n (msn):
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:19 May 1914
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-AZO
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman G-44 Widgeon
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman G-44 Widgeon (J4F)
Aircraft Version:Grumman G-44A Widgeon
C/n (msn):1466
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:128976
View count: 85
Operated by Qantas in Papua New Guinea on behalf of Australian Petroleum Co. Sold to Amphibious Airways in New Zealand as ZK-AVM. Delivered by ship after undercarriage collapsed at Bankstown airport, Sydney, on November 2, 1950.
Registration / Serial:VH-AZO
Aircraft Version:Grumman G-44A Widgeon
C/n (msn):1466
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1947
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-AJN
Aircraft Original Type:Supermarine Sea Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:Supermarine Sea Otter
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Sea Otter I
C/n (msn):739100
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1950
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:127757
View count: 78
Operated in Papua New Guinea on behalf of Australian Petroleum Co. Withdrawn from use at Port Moresby. Fuselage may have been buried when the ravine in which it was parked was filled in.
Registration / Serial:VH-AJN
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Sea Otter I
C/n (msn):739100
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1950
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:NC777
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated 28-2
C/n (msn):C-3
Aircraft Name:Guba
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:May 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:126366
View count: 70
NC777 on its second visit to Rose Bay (the first was in November 1938). Qantas installed extra fuel tanks so the aircraft, owned by Dr Richard Archbold, could be used to survey an Indian Ocean air route for the Australian government. In June it island hopped from Port Hedland to Mombasa in Kenya. Guba returned to the US where it was sold to the British Puchasing Commission for use by BOAC. Sunk at its moorings at Pwellheli, Wales, in 1945. The hangar in the photo was for Qantas and completed in October 1939. Demolished after flying boat operations ended at Rose Bay in the 1970s.
Registration / Serial:NC777
Aircraft Version:Consolidated 28-2
C/n (msn):C-3
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:May 1939
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-EBX
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Qantas
C/n (msn):SH32C
Aircraft Name:Pacific Chieftain
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1950 to 1954
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID:114787
View count: 134
Qantas photo showing VH-EBX riding at anchor at Rose Bay, the base for Qantas' flying boat operations. The aircraft was ex TEAL ZK-AMD and was sold to Ansett as VH-BRE.
Registration / Serial:VH-EBX
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Qantas
C/n (msn):SH32C
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1950 to 1954
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Registration / Serial:VH-AQU
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (L-20/U-6)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
Operator / Titles:Sydney Harbour Seaplanes
C/n (msn):1544
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 November 2005
Photo by:Ruud LeeuwContact
Photo ID:101453
View count: 48
What a better way to see Sydney Harbour then from such vintage plane! They are based in Rose Bay, a short trip by ferry from the Wharf.
Registration / Serial:VH-AQU
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
Operator / Titles:Sydney Harbour Seaplanes
C/n (msn):1544
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1 November 2005
Photo by:Ruud LeeuwContact
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
C/n (msn):SH55C
Aircraft Name:Beachcomber
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:9 September 1974
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID:56917
View count: 196
The departure of Ansett's flying boats marked the end of an era, not just for aviation but Sydney as well. It happened as Sydney was giving up its easy-living Australian lifestyle for the hectic pace of a world city. Photographer's name not known.
Registration / Serial:VH-BRC
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 4
Operator / Titles:Ansett Flying Boat Services
C/n (msn):SH55C
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:9 September 1974
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Registration / Serial:VH-NOO
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (L-20/U-6)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
Operator / Titles:Sydney Seaplanes
C/n (msn):1535
Aircraft Name:Cambria
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID:45528
View count: 62
This 1963 Beaver was delivered new as a cropduster to Super Spread, being registered VH-IDI on 5 February 1964. On 15 November 1996 the aircraft was officially destroyed in a fatal accident near Point Lookout, NSW. The wreck was subsequently rebuilt as a seaplane and registered VH-NOO on 17 February 2000. A year less a day after this photo was taken, on 31 December 2017, VH-NOO crashed into the Hawkesbury River. The pilot and five passengers were all killed.
Registration / Serial:VH-NOO
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
Operator / Titles:Sydney Seaplanes
C/n (msn):1535
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Registration / Serial:VH-NOO
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (L-20/U-6)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
Operator / Titles:Sydney Seaplanes
C/n (msn):1535
Aircraft Name:Cambria
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID:45452
View count: 63
This 1963 Beaver was delivered new as a cropduster to Super Spread, being registered VH-IDI on 5 February 1964. On 15 November 1996 the aircraft was officially destroyed in a fatal accident near Point Lookout, NSW. The wreck was subsequently rebuilt as a seaplane and registered VH-NOO on 17 February 2000. Exactly a year less a day after this photo was taken, on 31 December 2017, VH-NOO crashed into the Hawkesbury River. The pilot and five passengers were all killed.
Registration / Serial:VH-NOO
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
Operator / Titles:Sydney Seaplanes
C/n (msn):1535
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Registration / Serial:VH-ZWH
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 208 Caravan
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 208 Caravan I/Cargomaster/Grand Caravan
Aircraft Version:Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator / Titles:Sydney Seaplanes
C/n (msn):20800399
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID:45444
View count: 74
Taxying in to the dock. This Caravan was built in 2006 and initially registered with the Cessna 'trade plate' N40203. It was sold and re-registered N877AA to Adkins Aviation of Cornelius, NC, on 28 November 2006. In 2008 it was sold again and exported to Australia where it was re-registered VH-ZWH(2) on 21 May that year to Avwest, WA. On 28 April 2014 Sydney Seaplanes became the registered operator although the aircraft is owned by a Singapore-based company.
Registration / Serial:VH-ZWH
Aircraft Version:Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator / Titles:Sydney Seaplanes
C/n (msn):20800399
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID:45259
View count: 40
Sydney Seaplanes' new million-dollar passenger terminal and cafe at Rose Bay. It's a big improvement on the old fibro shack they used for many years. This building stands on the site of the original 1938 Control Building and passenger terminal, built for the Empire flying boats of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and used until the 1970s. Such history!
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Registration / Serial:VH-ZWH
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna 208 Caravan
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna 208 Caravan I/Cargomaster/Grand Caravan
Aircraft Version:Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator / Titles:(Sydney Seaplanes)
C/n (msn):20800399
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID:45034
View count: 78
Taxying for departure on a busy Rose Bay. This Caravan was built in 2006 and initially registered with the Cessna 'trade plate' N40203. It was sold and re-registered N877AA to Adkins Aviation of Cornelius, NC, on 28 November 2006. In 2008 it was sold again and exported to Australia where it was re-registered VH-ZWH(2) on 21 May that year to Avwest, WA. On 28 April 2014 Sydney Seaplanes became the registered operator although the aircraft is owned by a Singapore-based company.
Registration / Serial:VH-ZWH
Aircraft Version:Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator / Titles:(Sydney Seaplanes)
C/n (msn):20800399
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact
Photo ID:44983
View count: 36
Sydney Seaplanes' new million-dollar passenger terminal and cafe at Rose Bay. It's a big improvement on the old fibro shack they used for many years. This building stands on the site of the original 1938 Control Building and passenger terminal, built for the Empire flying boats of the Empire Air Mail Scheme and used until the 1970s. Such history!
City / Seaplane Base:Sydney - Rose Bay Seaplane (RSE / YRAY)
Photo Date:1 January 2017
Photo by:Phil VabreContact