Flying high

The magnificent flying boat Coolangatta departs Sydney harbour in 1938. Now theres a doco about this part of Australian history.

Four years ago there was a meeting of a group of RAAF Catalina veterans at Rathmines on Lake Macquarie. The amazing wartime stories told at that gathering ledto digging for further information and the tracking down of people who played a part during the magnificent era of the flying boats. This was the catalyst for the film From Sea to Sky.

For over 50 years, Australians had a major love affair with the flying boats. (Even up until the 70s when honeymooners took flying boat excursions to exotic Lord Howe Island.)

This documentary is now touring nationally, and is screening at the Ballina Richmond Room (near Ballinas library) next Tuesday, January 10, at 11am.

Entry is $12 at the door.


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