The successful maiden flight from the sea is a major step forward in the development of this giant amphibious aircraft. The first time AVIC airplane factory will focus on the firefighting function of the Kunlong.
China’s AG600 Kunlong giant amphibious seaplane has conducted test flights over the sea, but it had not landed at sea.
First Production Viking CL-415EAF “Enhanced Aerial Firefighter” seaplane flew for the first time at Cascade Aerospace’s facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia yesterday.
Viking Air seaplane factory released this promotional video at the end of last year.
The AVIC AG600 amphibious aircraft made its maiden flight from Zhuhai Airport in last December and carried out its first water surface take-off and landing in Jingmen water airport last week.
The world’s largest seaplane festival, Gidroaviasalon was held on the Black Sea coast in Russia last weekend.
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.
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Spanish Air Force 43 Group, which specialises in water bombing forest fires, is flying in Portugal. Canadaair CL215 and Bombardier 415 waterbomber seaplanes are throwing the water on the burning forest 100 miles away from Lisbon.
The Gidroaviasalon was held in Gelendzhik in the territory of Beriev aircraft manufacturer testing and experimental base and Gelendzhik airport at the end of this September. Now we publish some photos of the factory photographer, Marina Lystseva. The Beriev BE-200…