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Flying Boats : Air Travel in the Golden Age

Flying Boats : Air Travel in the G
AUTHOR Charles Woodley
BINDING Softback
NO OF PAGES 192
ILLUSTRATIONS Colour, B&W photos, illustrations.
£17.99

Flying Boats: Air Travel in the Golden Age sets out to do justice to a time of glamorous, unhurried air travel, unrecognisable to most of today's air travellers, but sorely missed by some. During the 1930s, long-distance air travel was the preserve of the flying boat, which transported well-heeled passengers in ocean-liner style and comfort across the oceans. But then the Second World War came, and things changed.

Suddenly, landplanes were more efficient, and in abundance: long concrete runways had been constructed during the war that could be used by a new generation of large transport aircraft; and endless developments in aircraft meant they could fly faster and for further distances. Commercial flying boat services resumed, but their days would be numbered.

AUTHOR Charles Woodley
BINDING Softback
NO OF PAGES 192
ILLUSTRATIONS Colour, B&W photos, illustrations.
PRODUCT CODE 70143AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
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£17.99