Philip Potthast

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After the war, an entrepreneur by the name of Glenn Odekirk saw a new future for the roomy Catalinas as extreme luxury flying yachts. They were to be the epitome of glamorous travel that he called Landseaire. Odekirk was quoted in a Flight magazine article in 1953 "I decided to build an aerial luxury yacht in which you can land and live almost anywhere in the world with all the comforts of home.” CeremoniesAtSea.com

The Kendalls’ hired noted interior designer George Erb A. of Barker Bros. to convert the surplus war planes into a set of flying and floating luxury suites.

The Kendalls’ hired noted interior designer George Erb A.I.D. of Barker Bros. to convert the surplus war planes into a set of flying and floating luxury suites.

The Kendalls’ hired noted interior designer George Erb A. of Barker Bros. to convert the surplus war planes into a set of flying and floating luxury suites.

The Kendalls’ hired noted interior designer George Erb A.I.D. of Barker Bros. to convert the surplus war planes into a set of flying and floating luxury suites.

The Kendalls’ hired noted interior designer George Erb A. of Barker Bros. to convert the surplus war planes into a set of flying and floating luxury suites.

They don't call it the 'Golden Age of Travel' for nothing. If you thought you were having early symptoms of the pre-summer travel bug, this will surely fini

The Kendalls’ hired noted interior designer George Erb A. of Barker Bros. to convert the surplus war planes into a set of flying and floating luxury suites.

PBY

Random writing mostly related to the history and interpretation of the history of aviation. Sometimes extra to published articles, sometimes responses to other sources.

the Landseaire

Random writing mostly related to the history and interpretation of the history of aviation.

the Landseaire

Random writing mostly related to the history and interpretation of the history of aviation.

Cat in the water Catalina

PBY Catalina - Believe it or not, I used to watch these planes operating as they dropped fire retardant in Southern California back in the Incredible sight that I still can see vividly in my mind.