Seaplanes

Seaplanes

by Hans Halberstadt
     
 
For as long as man has been able to fly, he has been interested in taking off and landing from the water. The surfaces of lakes and bays offered smooth, long, and perfectly level areas to serve as liquid runways, and could make for somewhat softer landing in the event of a crash. Seaplanes developed right alongside regular aircraft, spurring key aviation innovations,

Overview

For as long as man has been able to fly, he has been interested in taking off and landing from the water. The surfaces of lakes and bays offered smooth, long, and perfectly level areas to serve as liquid runways, and could make for somewhat softer landing in the event of a crash. Seaplanes developed right alongside regular aircraft, spurring key aviation innovations, playing a formidable role in two world wars, and giving travelers access to seemingly impossible-to-reach locales. This colorful volume tells the story of the seaplane, from the earliest floats to the monsters of World War II, to the brave little bushplanes that rule remote areas of Canada, South America, and Australia.

  • A complete history of seaplane development throughout the world
  • More than one hundred full-color and archival photographs
  • Sidebars give readers first-hand accounts of seaplane flights from military and bush pilots.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567998795
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
11.58(w) x 11.61(h) x 0.70(d)

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