From Henri Fabre's first successful take off from water and landing near Marseilles, to the introduction of a hull rather than floats by American Glenn Curtiss, to the world-wide development of huge, ocean-crossing flying boats on both sides of the Atlantic, the passenger flying boat era continues to fascinate aviation enthusiasts and historians alike. This extended pictorial edition of the author's previous book Fabulous Flying Boats: A History Of The World's Passenger Flying Boats provides a fast-moving journey from the first pioneers to the very last use of such craft in regions still reliant on waterborne communication with the outside world from the Americas and the United Kingdom, to France, Germany and Italy, and on to Australia and New Zealand.
Pages: 128 pages
Published: July 15, 2021
Product Dimensions: 9.5 × 6.75 × 1 in
Product Weight: 16 oz