History of seaplanes

Posted by Seawings team on 05 Jan 2018

The history of seaplanes began in the late 1880s in Europe where the first patent was filed, and it was some time before the first successful flight was completed. The seaplane is a unique craft in that it requires the buoyancy and strength to be able to take off and land on water, a requirement that proved challenging for early designers. 

Topics: Seaplane, history of seaplanes

Seaplane tours – a history of where it all started

Posted by Seawings team on 10 Aug 2017

The history of seaplane tours began in the late 1880s in Europe where the first patent was filed, however it was not until the 1920s when commercial seaplane tours began.  

The 1930s to 1940s was the peak of the seaplane era, with the aircraft playing a vital role during World War II as well as connecting travellers to the ‘Far East’ and beyond. 

Topics: seaplane tours, history of seaplanes

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