Airborne Awesomosity

Flying Boats – The Princess Is At The Other Castle

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No Really Bigger Is Better

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In postwar Britain there was considerable money, time, and effort spent on trying to keep the colonies nearby. The Brits went to some absurd lengths to create non-stop flights to her farthest territories  utilizing aircraft such as this one.

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Airborne Awesomosity

Of Flying Boats and Fighter Planes

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Top Gun Would Have Been Much Different This Way.

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The British were looking for ways to modernize their fighter force and, being from an island, were sure that the water was the key.

 

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Airborne Awesomosity

What Could Have Been: The Duchess

Imagine, if you will, that you are heading to the airport on vacation. Instead of going to some vast expanse of tarmac, smelling of bus and jet exhaust, you head to the ocean. Amidst the smell of the sea and the cackling of sea gulls a high-pitched whine comes from over the water. Floating in to a dockside jetway is your plane.
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Giant F*ck-Off Aircraft, Startup

Startup: Finally! One That Worked!

The Saunders-Roe Princess, way up in the air, something our two previous seaplanes couldn't accomplish.

After two posts about flying boats that just did. not. work, it’s kind of refreshing to be able to do a post about one that did.

Of course, the fact that it worked did not prevent […]

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