Catalina recreates historic flight

A seaplane based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford has set off from Cambridgeshire to recreate an historic flight.

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Historic seaplane flight

100 years ago, the pioneering Australian aviator Harry Hawker made a failed attempt to fly a Sopwith seaplane around the coast of Britain.

Today, to mark the centenary of that flight - a Catalina amphibious aircraft set off from the Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire - in an attempt to follow the original route as closely as possible...

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