Aeroplane Monthly 1991-12
F.Prins - Sunderland Jaunt
On September 18, 1991, six days before it was put up for auction (and failed to sell) in London, Edward Hulton’s Short Sunderland G-BJHS made a publicity flight for Sotheby’s over the Solent. The magnificent white flying-boat - the sole airworthy example - was photographed by FRANCOIS PRINS from a Royal Navy Gazelle helicopter, based at ­RNAY Fleetlands and piloted by Lt-Cdr Kevin Ratcliffe. Piloting the Sunderland was Mike Searle, with Ken Emmott as captain and Geoff Masterton as flight engineer.