The Chinese AVIC AG600 giant seaplane first-ever flight was from Zhuhai Jinwan airport about 50 miles west of Hong Kong. The AG600’s hour-long maiden flight shows it flying over water but not actually landing on it. An aquatic takeoff and landing is set for 2018.
A British seaplane giant, the SaRo SR45 Princess – The Princess – was attempting to step into the business of transcontinental passenger transport, but her engineering-solutions were outdated a few years later, due to the rapidly improving jet-era.
In the ’50s both the American and Soviet political leadership ordered seaplanes, able to carry out nuclear bombings. In the case of destroyed airfields, these monster seaplanes still could have been able to react with nuclear bombs to the aggressor.
After months of speculation China announced this summer that it is has started to assemble the Jiaolong AG600 (Water Dragon). It will be currently the world’s largest amphibious aircraft. The cameras also let to go in the Chinese aircraft factory…
Two weeks ago on Scalaria Air Challenge the Dornier Do-24ATT old timer flying boat has been accident on landing. Video, images and reviews, descriptions of the heavy landing. Good news, the Do-24ATT already is parking in front of Red Bull…
Last week was a Victory Day. It ended 70 years of World War II in Europe. We’ve compiled photos of this war’s seaplanes.
After second world war Sandringham’s flying boats, earlier Short Sunderland’s bomber planes flew in Australia. Beautifuel pictures about it.
The Shin Meiwa PS-1 / US-1 is a four-engine maritime-patrol aircraft and search- and rescue (SAR) flying boat produced by the Japanese manufacturer Shin Meiwa Industry Company Limited, today ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd., operated by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
Rare footage from the ’70s. Short S-25 Sandringham flying boats are flying around Sydney harbour and Lord Howe Island.
80 years ago the world’s biggest transatlantic flying boat -which was able to carry 66 passengers in luxury conditions – landed in New York.