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Flying Boats Development History

Old 3rd May 2024, 17:45
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Flying Boats Development History

Many good clips of the early boats concluding with more modern bush planes.

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Old 9th May 2024, 05:51
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Juan Trippe and his airline Pan Am were pivotal in the first larger flying boats for his US Mail routes to Havana, South America and then the famous China Clippers from SFO to Guam and Manila via HNL Midway and Wake etc.
Canton Island Airport was also built.
Those early flying boats were Sikorsky and the bigger Martin types.
He then had the ultimate Boeing 314 Clipper which was destined for the first Transatlantic flights.

WW2 then basically scuppered it all, but the aircraft all then served in War roles.

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May I recommend a book by Graham Coster.

“Corsairville: The Lost Domain of the Flying Boat”, now reissued under the new title of “The Flying Boat That Fell to Earth : A Lost World of Air Travel and Africa”
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