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Bid to recreate historic Waterbird flight

A team is hoping to recreate Britain's first successful floatplane flight by building a replica.

Waterbird took off and landed safely on Windermere on 25 November 1911.

Now enthusiasts are bidding to recreate that flight in 2014 by building a replica of the plane.

They have launched a £160,000 fundraising drive to help them complete it.

Relatives of those involved in the original plane and Ian Gee from the Lakes Flying Company talk about their plans.

  • 27 Nov 2013
  • From the section Cumbria