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The Coming Seaplane: Reasons for Hastening Development

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 June 1929



ON September 1, 1925, a boat seaplane during an attempted flight from San Francisco to Honolulu was forced to come down in the open Pacific. Nine days later it was found 15 miles from land and towed to port by a submarine, having covered 450 miles in the interim with the aid of a sail improvised from fabric cut from the lower plane. The seaplane was practically undamaged and was later recommissioned and put into service again.


(1929), "The Coming Seaplane: Reasons for Hastening Development", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 1 No. 6, pp. 185-186.




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