British “Flying Boats of the Empire”

Flying Boats of the Empire: Richard Knott

I attended a wonderful lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London about “Flying Boats of the Empire” given by Richard Knott.

As some of you may know I have a great interest in flying boats and have been working on a website about Pan American’s Clipper Flying Boats.

Pan Am had an aircraft capable of flying the Atlantic in 1935 (the Martin M-130) but was not allowed to begin airline service across the Atlantic until the British could develop an aircraft with similar range.  Richard Knott is an expert on the Short Empire flying boats that met this challenge and it was a great pleasure to attend his lecture.

Royal Aeronautical Society Lecture on Flying Boats of the Empire

Royal Aeronautical Society Lecture

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