A community project involving Alexandra Hills Mens Shed, Cleveland Uniting Church Mens Shed, to build a replica of a Sunderland Flying Boat to feature in the Redlands Museum Exhibition - "Wings over Redlands"
It wasn’t until 1965, Ansett Airways recommenced flights out of Redland bay to Gladstone, while the Gladstone land-based airport was under reconstruction. This Aircraft was the Sandringham VH-BRF Islander.
This was the start of an important piece of history of flying boats in the Redlands
Learn more about this historic time for aviation and the Redlands.
This project was supported by:
Redland City Council Councillors’ Small Grants Program
List of Men’s Shed Contributors
Alexandra Hills Men’s Shed members:
Matt Stevenson - Past President – Wings over Redlands Co ordinator,
Peter Baldwin President
Ben Warner Fuselage builder and Co ordinator
Leif Jensen ….. Creator of Propellers
Rob Jerome - Voice Over
Frank Turnbull Painter & Decals
James Turnbull Painter & Decals
Cleveland Uniting Church Mens Shed
Graham Swann – Men’s Shed President
Eddie Lumsdaine - Wings and Propeller creator
Co odinated, Directed and Produced by Julie Geldard and Keegan Purdie of VidPicPro.com