When the China Clipper shattered aviation records on its maiden six-day flight from California to the Orient in 1935, the flying boat became an instant celebrity.
This lively history by Robert Gandt traces the development of the great flying boats as both a triumph of technology and a stirring human drama. He examines the political, military, and economic forces that drove its development and explains the aeronautical advances that made the aircraft possible.
©1991 Robert Gandt (P)2015 Robert Gandt
I enjoyed the book. It certainly covered the topic in earnest. Naration was ok. History was not kind to the flying boats.
Great book for the history if flying boats and great tie in with the war. Id listened to his book SkyGods about Pan Am so some was repeat. If you like flying boats .. Listen to this book
stopped part way through as we couldn't stand the appealing narration any longer.
shame as the story is interesting
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