Flying Boats

Flying Boats Seaplanes

Flying Boats   Seaplanes
Author : Stéphane Nicolaou
Publisher : Zenith Press
Total Pages : 191
Release : 1998-01
ISBN 10 : 9780760306215
ISBN 13 : 0760306214
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flying Boats Seaplanes Book Description:

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 transcontinental flight. This photo-filled history recalls the role of flying boats and seaplanes in civil and military aviation history, and the enthusiasm of the engineers and pilots who are associated with their development. In addition to the golden years of hydraviation prior to World War II, author Nicolaou examines the decline of the seaplane, and its subsequent renaissance in nations that are today considered seaplane paradises. The saga is illustrated by more than 200 rare photographs uncovered in archives around the globe.

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft
Author : E.R. Johnson
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2016-03-29
ISBN 10 : 0786457082
ISBN 13 : 9780786457083
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Flying Boats and Amphibious Aircraft Book Description:

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.

Flying Boats

Flying Boats
Author : Alex Frame
Publisher : Victoria University Press
Total Pages : 206
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0864735626
ISBN 13 : 9780864735621
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flying Boats Book Description:

"Flying Boats : My Father's War in the Mediterranean is an exciting and original blend of personal memoir and war history. Alex Frame's father was a flying boat pilot in war and afterwards in peace, and the roots of this book are the logbooks he kept over his 30 year career, the first covering early flights in 1938 and the war years, the second from 1950 to 1960 flying in Sydney and then Tahiti on the legendary Coral route around the Pacific Islands, and the third the final years flying in the Pacific from 1960 to 1969. This book concentrates on the years of World War II , and the star of the story is the Sunderland flying boat T9046, while under the command of Alex's father from November 1940 to June 1941. During this concentrated period of setbacks and disasters for the Commonwealth and British forces, the crews of the large, graceful flying boats were both saviours and victims in the struggle against Hitler's war machine." --Back cover.

Flying Boats

Flying Boats
Author : Charles Woodley
Publisher : The History Press
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2018-08-10
ISBN 10 : 9780750989725
ISBN 13 : 0750989726
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flying Boats Book Description:

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 in ocean-liner style and comfort across the oceans. But then the Second World War came, and things changed. Suddenly, landplanes were more efficient, and in abundance: long concrete runways had been constructed during the war that could be used by a new generation of large transport aircraft; and endless developments in aircraft meant they could fly faster and for further distances. Commercial flying boat services resumed, but their days would be numbered.

Fabulous Flying Boats

Fabulous Flying Boats
Author : Leslie Dawson
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2013-07-16
ISBN 10 : 9781473826755
ISBN 13 : 1473826756
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fabulous Flying Boats Book Description:

The history of the development and operations of flying boats in the early twentieth century is a vibrant one, full of colourful characters and experimentation. In 'Fabulous Flying Boats', Leslie Dawson captures this spirit of dynamism, reminding us of the most successful early pioneers of the seaplanes development, including a little known and oft-overlooked rival to the Wright Brothers, working to put their mutual successes in context. He goes on to describe, in clear and vivid detail, and using first hand-accounts, what it was like to be aboard one of the resulting huge passenger flying boats, as air crew and as a passenger. He also recounts the part played by the military boats inevitably seconded to such use. Incredibly well researched, the narrative embraces the globe-trotting air routes, from Europe to the Far East and to the Americas, and is well supported with evocative images from private and corporate collections, and the worlds aviation museums. The in-depth Appendix is virtually a book in itself. This book is sure to be a welcome addition to any Aviation enthusiasts library as it covers a particularly important period of Aviation development which formed a fertile environment for a host of young experimenters. The process of development continues to this day.

Jet Flying Boats

Jet Flying Boats
Author : David Oliver
Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2018-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9781445646145
ISBN 13 : 1445646145
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jet Flying Boats Book Description:

In this book, aviation historian David Oliver covers the little-known flying-boat legacy of the Second World War.

Flying Boats of the Solent and Poole

Flying Boats of the Solent and Poole
Author : Mike Phipp
Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2013-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9781445613055
ISBN 13 : 1445613050
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flying Boats of the Solent and Poole Book Description:

The story of the flying boats and seaplanes of Solent and Poole.

20th Century Passenger Flying Boats

20th Century Passenger Flying Boats
Author : Leslie Dawson
Publisher : Pen and Sword Aviation
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : 9781526744210
ISBN 13 : 152674421X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

20th Century Passenger Flying Boats Book Description:

About the author: Leslie Dawson was born in Southgate London. An active member of No 85 (Southgate) Squadron Air Training Corps, he first flew from Hendon, now home to the RAF Museum. A move to Dorset precluded over thirty years as a private pilot, glider and motor gliding instructor, with chief flying instructor status. He was also commissioned within the RAFVR(T). The success of his book Wings Over Dorset, a 100 year aviation history of the county, secured a series of television and radio interviews, begun with the BBC. A vice-president of Poole Flying Boats Celebration, his enthusiasm attracts packed audiences.

Flight Tests of the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of a Japanese Emily Flying Boat

Flight Tests of the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of a Japanese  Emily  Flying Boat
Author : J. A. Ferguson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 33
Release : 1949
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015086494401
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight Tests of the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of a Japanese Emily Flying Boat Book Description:

The results of quantitative and qualitative flight tests of the hydrodynamic characteristics of a Japanese "Emily" flying boat are presented. The tests on this airplane were conducted at the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River, Maryland. Comparative model spray test were made at the Experimental Towing Tank of the Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken, New Jersey.

The Spider Web The Romance Of A Flying Boat War Flight Illustrated Edition

The Spider Web  The Romance Of A Flying Boat War Flight  Illustrated Edition
Author : Anon, “P.I.X”
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages : 130
Release : 2013-01-15
ISBN 10 : 9781782891024
ISBN 13 : 1782891021
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spider Web The Romance Of A Flying Boat War Flight Illustrated Edition Book Description:

“War at sea-war in the air—This is an account of the early days, during the Great War, of the service that became the Fleet Air Arm. It did not take long after hostilities commenced for the Royal Navy to appreciate the potential of an ‘air force’ both as an eye in the sky and as an effective method of countering enemy surface vessels and most especially German submarine activity. Endurance, speed and surprise were the essential components of the sea-plane and flying boat war. Appearing suddenly out of the sun, a surface cruising U-Boat had little time to dive to safety before destruction rained down upon it. This book contains may gripping incidents of U-Boat hunting in the ‘Spider Web’, a great tract of the North Sea which was the Navy flyer’s patrol area and battlefield. This was a hard war, fraught with dangers from mechanical breakdowns, attacks from enemy aircraft, lethal weather and anti-aircraft fire among its many perils. A riveting account of the sea and early aviation warfare.”-Leonaur Print version. Author — Anon, “P.I.X” Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in Edinburgh, W. Blackwood and sons, 1919. Original Page Count – x and 278 pages. Illustrations — 20 maps and Illustrations.