A great video of the worlds largest flying boat aircraft.
A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water, that usually has no type of landing gear to allow operation on land. It differs from a floatplane as it uses a purpose-designed fuselage which can float, granting the aircraft buoyancy. Flying boats may be stabilized by under-wing floats or by wing-like projections (called sponsons) from the fuselage. Flying boats were some of the largest aircraft of the first half of the 20th century, exceeded in size only by bombers developed during World War II. Their advantage lay in using water instead of expensive land-based runways, making them the basis for international airlines in the interwar period. They were also commonly used for maritime patrol and air-sea rescue.
Their use gradually trailed off after World War II, partially because of the investments in airports during the war. In the 21st century, flying boats maintain a few niche uses, such as dropping water on forest fires, air transport around archipelagos, and access to undeveloped areas. Many modern seaplane variants, whether float or flying boat types, are convertible amphibious aircraft where either landing gear or flotation modes may be used to land and take off.
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We live in a world that is getting smaller by the day, figuratively. Just over 100 years ago we’ve been introduced to a whole new world by two bicycle mechanics, the Wright Brothers. Flying! It has a been a relentlessly pursuited goal of manking since the Da Vinci era. And now we are so advanced that we can have breakfast in Rome, lunch in Paris and dinner in Los Angeles.
Some people took flying to a whole new different level. The millionaires and billionaires of today have private jets that can take them anywhere in the world anytime they want. And some have transformed their private jet to resemble a jewelry box rather than a plane.
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