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.
10 most expensive private jets. This list contains ten of the most expensive private planes in the world | planet earth. Do you know more costly jets, airplanes | aircrafts? Let us know in the comments…
10. Dassault Falcon 900 – Sergio Mantegazza
9. Embraer Lineage 1000 – Jorge Vergara
8. Dassault Falcon 7X – Bill Gates
7. Bombardier BD-700 Global Express – Celine Dion and Oprah Winfrey
6. Boeing Business Jet – Mukesh Ambani
5. Gulfstream G550 – Lakshmi Mittal and Philip Green
4. Airbus 319 Corporate Jet – Vijay Mallya
3. Boeing 767 – Roman Abramovich, Larry Page
2. Boeing 747- 8I VIP – Joseph Lau
1. Airbus A380 – Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
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