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Summary: Trials by Colonel Charles R Samson RAF of a De Havilland DH4 and an SE5 fitted with landing floats, Isle of Grain, 1918.
Description: Colonel Samson is not clearly visible in the film. The DH4, fitted with floats and no wheels, taxies through the water behind a Felixstowe flying boat, which takes off ahead of it. The DH4 then throttles back. The SE5, also fitted with floats instead of wheels, comes in to land, taxies up to the shelving beach and is secured by the groundcrew. The DH4 shows how it taxies through the water, and finally it comes in to land.