American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft

Although commercial air travel in America did not really start gaining momentum until the late 1920s, the earliest passenger-carrying services in the nation actually began operations with flying boats on inland waterways and relatively ...

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft

This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated history of the many flying boats and amphibious aircraft designed and built in the United States. It is divided into three chronological sections: the early era (1912–1928), the golden era (1928–1945), and the post-war era (1945–present), with historical overviews of each period. Within each section, individual aircraft types are listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer or builder, with historical background, technical specifications, drawings, and one or more photographs. Appendices cover lesser known flying boat and amphibian types as well as various design concepts that never achieved the flying stage.

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Flying Boats & Seaplanes
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Stéphane Nicolaou
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-01 - Publisher: Zenith Press

Beginning with races that were staged at elegant French resorts in the early part of the century, flying boats and seaplanes have played an integral part in aviation history. World War I spurred the development of these machines, and by the 1930s, flying boats and seaplanes had become pioneers in
American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: E.R. Johnson
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-29 - Publisher: McFarland

This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated history of the many flying boats and amphibious aircraft designed and built in the United States. It is divided into three chronological sections: the early era (1912–1928), the golden era (1928–1945), and the post-war era (1945–present), with historical overviews of each period. Within
Flying Boats
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Alex Frame
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Victoria University Press

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Flying Boats
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Charles Woodley
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-10 - Publisher: The History Press

Flying Boats: Air Travel in the Golden Age sets out to do justice to a time of glamorous, unhurried air travel, unrecognisable to most of today’s air travellers, but sorely missed by some. During the 1930s, long-distance air travel was the preserve of the flying boat, which transported well-heeled passengers
Fabulous Flying Boats
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Leslie Dawson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-16 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

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