of the galleries below feature images, plans and text from the actual
flying boat flight or maintenance manual and show areas that are
invaluable to the model maker for adding extra detail.
If you have
access to any original manuals that are not featured here, please think
of sending them - a pdf - or e-mailing scans of the pages to SEAWINGS where we can
continue growing this gallery for others to enjoy. Any 'snail-mail posted'
will of course be very well looked after and promptly returned after scanning.
of these manuals have been generously donated by the 'Manual Experts'
John Vander Mark from the USA and
of Mach One Manuals in
Australia - both long-term supporters of SEAWINGS. Both of them provide aircraft manuals,
pilots notes and other aviation
for just about anything that ever flew, and at very reasonable
Mach One Manuals website by
here or e-mail Bruce by
for his current manual listing. SEAWINGS is indebted to the
pair of you, thanks Guys!
Important Notice to Manual Traders:
After finding that manuals from this gallery had been downloaded and
offered for sale on e-bay by a certain individual, all of them have now been digitally encrypted by
an IT expert and each carries a
hidden signature for the express purpose of identifying it and denying its
use by unscrupulous manual traders on e-bay, or anywhere else. If anyone downloads
any manual from here and offers it for profitable sale to others, we
will find it and will take immediate legal action against the party offering this free
manual for sale. We know who you are on e-bay and where to look for our
Consider this notice your ONLY
thanks is also extended to
Allan King for allowing use from
his private flying boat manual collection in this gallery and to
Patrick Hore for his excellent NACA Reports contribution.
Click on the
to go to the manual: