In the 1950s, The Landseaire was the ultimate go-anywhere adventure machine. Based on a sturdy WWII-era PBY Catalina flying boat and fitted with beds, bathrooms, kitchens and even deployable boats, they were a long-range home in the sky like no other. But what happened? Where did they go and for one family, how did it all end so tragically?
The PBY Catalina was extensivley used during WWII and after the war suprlus examples were used everything from fire-fighting aircraft to transport and, perhaps most uniquley, flying homes! Watch the video from for more info: Calum
The aircraft was very well fitted out, with bunks in the rear fuselage.Catalina provided sleeping accommodation for eight persons in three double beds and two singles. Near each bed are an individual light, radio switch and speaker, curtains, vents for air conditioning system, and a telephone.
The PBY was the first production airplane with wet wings and has remarkable range, 2,338 nm on a no-reserve fuel capacity of 1,750 gallons. The Catalina was equiped with a shower room, enclosed in waterproof plastic, that runs in hot and cold water, it also had a modern kitchen equipment, with a three-plate cooking range, an oven, a large refrigerator and frozen-food unit.//Calum