Warbird Workshop (2021): S02E02 – Avro Waterbird Seaplane


Documentary series following the work of dedicated engineers, enthusiasts and aviators striving to restore vintage aeroplanes.


The epic battle to rebuild the Waterbird, the Royal Navy’s first seaplane.

In 1911 just seven years after the Wright Brothers first flew, Winston Churchill personally sponsored the creation of Britain’s first seaplane, the Waterbird.

Now, a century later, a charitable trust is bankrolling an ambitious project to recreate the primitive Edwardiann flying machine and return it to Lake WIndermere in the English Lake District.

Shot over ten years, this film follows the epic quest to rebuild the new Waterbird all the way from planks of wood to finished plane…and on one heart-stopping day, into the sky.

Warbird Workshop Series

You can find a full index and overview of Warbird Workshop here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 29 April 2021.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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