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By Mike Charlie
In keeping with the wet theme for today,'s weather here's a nostalgic clip for flying boat lovers, depicting Sandringham's operating in Norway immediately post war. The Solent's my father flew for Aquila were a bigger aircraft all round.

Very noisy inside by all accounts when forward of the sound proofed passenger cabin. You will notice a crew member without headset trying to catch what his crew colleague is saying

Google translation,

Sandringham's flying boats were bought by DNL for coastal traffic, because it was quite bad with land airports in 1947.
The route was called "The Flying Hurtigruten". DNL had five aircraft of this type, which had 37 seats and a speed of 295 km / h. The route was maintained for five summer seasons on the stretch Stavanger-Bergen-Oslo-Trondheim-Brønnøysund-Sandnessjøen-Bodø-Harstad-Tromsø. But the airboat route was hopeless financially and the planes were also difficult to operate practically. Two of the planes crashed: In 1947, one crashed into Lødingfjellet - all 35 on board died. In 1948, a nose part broke in the sea, 19 died. ... Zef7NfT4uo
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