Friday, February 22, 2013

Tradewinds Airshow

All this Laser talk has made me completely forget what else is going on. Currently there's an airshow running at Tradewinds. A watery one. Boats and planes merged into one.
Now that's a big plane
If you're into planes that can land on water, Tradewinds is the place to go. Apparently, seaplanes come in all sizes, shapes and forms. The one on the picture above is the biggest one. It kinda looks like something I once saw on TV. Russian I think. Update: Ahab tells me it's the Howard Hughes "Spruce Goose". Thx. See comments for more details.
Boathouse view
That's how it looks from the door in the boathouse. Someone is motoring about in one of ReneMarines boats out there, but there's planes there too. More than a handful on this picture.
Here's an overview. There's probably even more planes there by now. Take a hour and walk around and inspect all these. Some are for sale. Some are not. Regardless, there's hours of fun for flyboys and girls.

Here's more on boatshows at Tradewinds.


  1. The big plane in your top photo is a replica of Howard Hughes "Spruce Goose" properly know as "The Hughes H-4 Hercules". The original can now be found in the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.

    Thanks for featuring the show in your blog Noodles.



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