Aeronautics Volume 12

Aeronautics Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...March 28, Lieutenants Milling and Sherman in the Burgess Military Tractor Biplane, H34, flew from Texas City to San Antonio, 240 miles in 3 hours, 20 minutes. A rate of 72 Miles per Hour. Upon arrival they remained in the air 1 hour, two minutes longer, breaking the American Endurance Record for pilot and passenger, with a total of 4 Hours, 22 Minutes in the Air.:::: On March 31 the return trip was made in 3 hours, 50 minutes in very rough weather.:::::::: TRAINING SCHOOL Our northern school opened at Marblehead on April 12 in charge of Frank Coffyn.:::::::::: BURGESS COMPANY & CURTIS, Marblehead, Mass. Flying Boats and Motor Boating Is a flying boat a motor boat with wings, or is it an aeroplane with a boat attached' Captain II7. Irving Chambers argues that the "flying boat," is simply an aeroplane in which the boat part forms the body of the aeroplane; and that the simple "hydro-aeroplane' is but an aeroplane with attachments in the shape of floats. Will flying boats, so called, or even hydro-aeroplanes of the single float or catamaran type, eventually come under the jurisdiction of the power boat associations or will the representative club of the international aeronautic federation seek to control water flying as it has tried to control land flying? There are some who say that the flying boat belongs with the motor boat. It must be kept either close to the water or moored in the water as a motor boat is maintained. While manoeuvering in the water it is most likely that the flying boat will be subject to the same rules or ones similar to those which govern motor boats as to lights, right of way, and so forth. Perhaps the flying boat particularly, is more nearly in the motor boat class than in the pure aeroplane...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942841
  • 9781236942845