Nov 30 2016

Cradle of Aviation Archives: 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.


Howard Kroplick

The caption on the photo reads:

Sikorsky S-43, owned by W.K. Vanderbilt Jr. Aero Trade employess in front of seaplane used for South American expeditions.

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum documented the 1937 journey to South America in this seaplane on their website.

Willie K. and the Sikorsky S-43 seen in 1934.


Dec 02 2016 Jim "Zak" Szakmary 8:50 AM

So who do you think will be purchasing the W.K.V. “cottage” at Idle Hour?

Leave a Comment