in the movies:
San Diego Seaplanes designed and constructed (in San Diego) the seaplane used in the movie "Waterworld". The picture below is from the movie set on the Big Island of Hawaii:
Check out the links below to watch some WaterWorld movie clips and see our seaplane in action pulling 4 waterskiers and attacking the floating atoll. (Hey KIDS, get your parents permission FIRST ! In the movie clip there are guns, explosions and mean guys trying to kill people . . . all the sick stuff you like to watch, but get your parents' permission 1st. * * * * IF YOU ARE UNDER 14 years old then DO NOT WATCH the movie clips until you get older, Thanks):
To see the Waterworld Movie Trailer,
The A1 Triad (see photo below) was the first Amphibious Seaplane to fly on the planet. In the winter of 1911, the A1 Triad was taking off and landing on the San Diego Bay by its designer Glenn Curtis and by the first US Naval Aviator began trained to fly the seaplane. The A1 Triad was the first aircraft purchase by the United States Navy later in 1911. Click on the link below to see the A1 Triad (replica) splaching on San Diego Bay on Feb. 12th 2011. The seaplane in the video was on loan from the San Diego Air & Space Museum to participate in the "100 Year Anniversary of Naval Aviation" on North Island, Coronado. After the A1 Triad started off the celebration, the US Navy Blue Angles flew over San Diego bay followed by 200 vintage and modern war birds.
Photo of the A1 Triad on Feb. 12th, 2011.