Tag: Sikorsky S-43
William K. Vanderbilt Jr. documented his 1937 South American trip in his Sikorsky S-43 amphibian plane in a limited edition book Flying Lanes.
Cradle of Aviation Collection: William K. Vanderbilt Jr.‘s Sikorsky S-43 Seaplane at Roosevelt Field
Our friends at the Cradle of Aviation have provided this exclusive photo of Willie K's huge Sikorsky S-43 at Roosevelt Field circa 1937.
Following his marriage to Rosamund Warburton in 1927, William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. traded one of his yachts for seven acres on an island near Miami Beach from Carl Fisher.
After the end of the Vanderbilt Cup Races on Long Island in 1910, Centerport on the North Shore of Long Island was an ideal location for William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. to build a new estate. Northport Harbor enabled Willie K. to pursue his love of yachting and, later, flying.