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flying boat:

see seaplaneseaplane,
airplane designed to take off from and alight on water. The two most common types are the floatplane, whose fuselage is supported by struts attached to two or more pontoon floats, and the flying boat, whose boat-hull fuselage is constructed with the buoyancy and
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flying boat

[¦flī·iŋ ¦bōt]
(aerospace engineering)
A seaplane with a fuselage that acts as a hull and is the means of the plane's support on water.

flying boat

flying boat
A form of seaplane whose fuselage serves as the boat hull.

flying boat

a seaplane in which the fuselage consists of a hull that provides buoyancy in the water
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It is excellent to see private companies investing in tourism initiatives, and this new flying boat venture will provide cruise ship passengers a unique, glamorous scenic tour above our magnificent Top End.
The art and heritage project marks the forgotten history of RAF Wig Bay, which was a centre for UK and US flying boats - or "hunter killers" - that were deployed to counter German subs attacking Allied ships in the Atlantic.
The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s.
In May 1919, the Navy-Curtiss NC-4 completed the first flight across the Atlantic, demonstrating the long-range capabilities of the flying boat that was soon put on display with the fleet.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry in a ceremony on Tuesday delivered three squadrons of upgraded, radar-evading flying boats named 'Bavar-2' (Belif-2) to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Southampton was the only marine airport in the UK that operated large passenger-carrying flying boats, hence the Beachcomber's prominent display in the collection.
And the museum itself is a living testament to a marvellous collection of memorabilia from that era, including the original radio and weather room, along with its equipment and an astounding full-size replica flying boat, The Yankee Clipper.
Three honeymooning couples were amongst those who died after the Solent flying boat, owned by Aquila Airways, crashed into a disused chalk pit on the Isle of Wight in Hampshire on November 15, 1957.
The brief given to the Australians had been to find refuelling stops 300 miles apart, with an expanse of water that would allow a flying boat to take off and alight in any wind direction.
FILM makers are trying to trace people who left Austin's Longbridge plant during the Second World War to work at a forgotten flying boat factory in the Lake District.