20th Century Passenger Flying Boats

From Henry Fabre’s first successful take-off from water, to the introduction of a hull (rather than floats) by American Glenn Curtiss, to the world-wide development of huge, ocean-crossing flying boats on both sides of the Atlantic – the passenger flying boat era continuous to fascinate aviation enthusiasts and historians alike. It is a sadly missed epoch of flight.

In this pictorial account, the reader embarks on a fast-moving journey, from the pioneering early years to the present days. The book features images sourced from private, public and corporate archives around the world.

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Book Details


Leslie Dawson


91 pages, hardback with dust cover, English text, 176 photographs (black-and-white), labels, and maps.


Pen & Sword Book Ltd, Barnsley, UK.




NOK. 220 + pp, (not including local VAT,custom charges and taxes)

About The Author

Leslie Dawson