Sunday, August 03, 2008

Aviation quiz # 6

An easy one for the start of August!

Question: Which flying boat took to the air in 1929? What was special about the performance of this aircraft?

Later that year it it carried a large number of people. How many people were on board?

5 comments:

Nicks Aviation : Note from Stratford Taranaki said...

Dornier Do-X

Nicks Aviation : Note from Stratford Taranaki said...

12 engines carry 66 people across the atlantic

Rodney said...

Nick,

Do-X is good, 12 engines is good.

I won't give the 66 people though. There's a more exciting number out there somewhere.

Cheers,

Rodney

Nicks Aviation : Note from Stratford Taranaki said...

Oh you wanted that bit here ys go. On October 21st, the plane took off carrying 169 people consisting of 150 passengers, 10 crew and 9 stowaways, easily breaking the world record for the number of people aboard a flight. A record that would not be tested for 15 years. Weighing 48 tons, the plane taxied for 50 seconds before slowly ascending to only 650 feet. It flew for 40 minutes at a maximum speed of 105 mph finally landing on Lake Constance.


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Rodney said...

Well done Nick! Hear us clap!