Pomeroy, Colin A.
Title THE FLYING BOATS OF BERMUDA.
Publisher Colin Pomeroy, Dorchester, 2000, first edition.
Seller ID 25162
254 pp, 9 3/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969833245 "The first seaplane came to Bermuda in 1919; the passenger flying boat service to and from the USA commenced in 1937; the Royal Air Force, the Fleet Air Arm and the United States Navy operated flying b oats and seaplanes to, from and at the Colony throughout the years of World War II; the last commercial flying boat service departed for the USA in 1948; the US Navy continued to operate flying boats here, as part of NATO's Cold War effort, unti l 1 9 64; and light seaplane flying continued until the late 1980s. This unique history of Bermuda's flying boat heritage covers all these topics, and a whole host more, in great detail - including information on Transatlantic ferry flights and an ti - su bm arine patrols, the loss of the RMA Cavalier, Bermudian and destination airports, the aircraft involved, what can still be seen today and lists museums which have exhibits associated with this fascinating topic. Liberally illustrated with a ho st of photographs and diagrams, most never before published, and complemented by a series of detailed annexes, it is a book not to be missed by those who love these beaufiful islands, nor by those who seek definitive memories of this major and wi de- ran gin g chapter in Bermuda's remarkable history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. Near Fine