Mayo's principal recommendation was to go over to the landplane
, something Edgar Johnston could have told him four years earlier.
In its most basic form, a non-owned policy will cover use of a non-pressurized, single-engine fixed-wing landplane
with no more than seven seats and no more than 450 HP.
By the end of the war, at least six German submarines had been sunk by British flying boats, as compared to one by a landplane
In just twelve years--from 1935 to 1947Howard Hughes built and flew the fastest landplane
in the world, set three transcontinental speed records, established a new record for around-the-world flight, and built and flew the largest airplane in the world.
Significantly, no Taylorcraft landplane
model produced up to this point featured a maximum gross takeoffweight exceeding 1320 pounds, making them all compliant for operation under the FAA's light sport aircraft standard.
7 in Engine: Liberty V-12, rated 400-420 HP Fuel capacity: 450 gal Oil capacity: 50 gal Cooling: water Landplane
Seaplane Weight (empty/max) 4300/6915 lbs 5100/7715 lbs Max speed 104 mph 100 mph Cruise: 90 mph 85 mph Rate of climb 500 fpm 500 fpm Ceiling: 10,000 ft 7,000 ft Endurance: 2,200 miles 1,650 miles (14)
According to seaplane instructors, the most commonly uttered phrase by a landplane
pilot following the first seaplane lesson is: "My Gawd, this is fun.
A 200-HP Buccaneer performs on a par with a 150-HP landplane
Available for floatplanes and landplanes
, the prop delivers enhanced performance in both configurations.
Ironically it had been landplanes
serving in the Fleet Air Detachment, Atlantic Fleet--their operations consisting of flights from makeshift wooden platforms constructed on battleships--that helped point the way toward construction of the Navy's carriers.
1935: Shannon is chosen by the Government as a "suitable base for the operation of seaplanes and landplanes
on a transatlantic service".
Planned for delivery starting in 2015, the new aircraft will be configured as standard 19-passenger commercial landplanes
and put into operation as domestic carriers across the Seychelles archipelago.