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Mad (Flt) Scientist
4th Apr 2014, 03:06
When did they start producing an amphibious Airbus? Got this rather weird result from an Easyjet customer survey...

http://i.imgur.com/6tnBPKJ.jpg

(To be honest, it would be really great if there were a seaplane service, though I guess they'd be better using Ringway than Gatwick as a UK base...)

llondel
4th Apr 2014, 03:47
I thought it was US Airways that was trialling a seaplane service a while back?

pigboat
4th Apr 2014, 04:10
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/Siddley-Hawker/USAironfloats_zpsf289b8e4.jpg

G-CPTN
4th Apr 2014, 07:30
It's disappointing that there are no amphibious aircraft available to assist in the search for MH370 debris . . .

acbus1
4th Apr 2014, 08:12
easyWet

I wonder if Ryanywhair will take the plunge. Lifejackets charged extra.

crippen
4th Apr 2014, 08:44
If you cruised on the water until outside the 3 mile limit,would you be exempt from paying the air flight departure tax??:confused:

TURIN
4th Apr 2014, 11:05
Well at least they wouldn't have to pay to get the toilets serviced....

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2012-5/5/208331.jpg

racedo
4th Apr 2014, 11:49
They did trials at Bristol Airport didn't they with an Airbus......

cattletruck
4th Apr 2014, 12:21
Already in service

http://media.boreme.com/post_media/2008/easyjet-in-deep-water.jpg


(Thread drift)
I saw that water bomber in action in 2007, it looked quite precarious flying at speed on the water to load up, but it could then drop its load 100 miles away in a matter of minutes. It really was edgy flying.

ORAC
4th Apr 2014, 18:25
Wonder if any of these are still flying.....

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defizr
4th Apr 2014, 18:55
The Russians seem to have a propensity for making weird aircraft.

Dushan
4th Apr 2014, 20:29
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/Siddley-Hawker/USAironfloats_zpsf289b8e4.jpg

Bah, Sully never needed the floats.

racedo
4th Apr 2014, 20:34
Bah, Sully never needed the floats.

After 1st time US Airways decided can't be too careful.

Granite City Express
4th Apr 2014, 20:57
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/3/4/9/0533943.jpg

troddenmasses
4th Apr 2014, 21:45
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