DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.07.011
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Yoshihide Horiuchi

Abstract: 1930s was the golden age for the flying-boat airlines in the world, notably the Pan Am Clipper transpacific and transatlantic routes, and the (British) Imperial Airways UK-Africa and UK-Australia/Far East routes. The major advantage of the flying boats was its endless runway (i.e., ocean or lake) and resultant possibilities for larger aircrafts than land-based airliners. Airlines such as Pan Am made large investments in the 1930s for flying boats, their special terminals by the water, and the worldwide flying…

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