Author(s): Charles Woodley
From the early 1930s until the end of that decade long-distance air travel was the preserve of the flying-boat, which transported well-heeled passengers in ocean-liner style and comfort across the oceans. By the end of World War Two things had changed. The development of large landplane bombers had brought about the construction of long concrete runways which could be used after the war by a new generation of large transport aircraft. Commercial flying-boat services resumed in the post-war years but their days were numbered. This book covers the whole spectrum of passenger flying-boat services, from their golden age to their twilight years.