The Long Way Round

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  1. Mar 21, 2018 #1

    Kevin91

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  2. Mar 21, 2018 #2

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    Yes I have read this story before, and is an incredible feat of airman ship.. Dave
     
  3. Mar 21, 2018 #3

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    I enjoyed that, thanks.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2018 #4

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    great story.

    will
     
  5. Mar 21, 2018 #5

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    Excellent read!
     
  6. Mar 21, 2018 #6

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    Great read! Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2018 #7

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    Great feat indeed!
     
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    WOW ! Yeaa a Great Story ! Very interesting Read !
     
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    I never ceases to be amazed by the feats of courage during WW2. Thanks great story. Dave, new EAA Biplane owner.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2018 #10

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    I had read of this before but not this much. A great read and thank you.
     
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    We need to start a thread on airplane story's, I am going to bet this is only one of many that can give some incite regarding aviation knowledge and folklore?

    If I recall the story I read about it the Capt borrowed about $ 800.00 dollars from a young bank executive so they would have enough money to purchase fuel and services, for the trip west, and that he almost got fired for doing so! Things were so much different back then? Dave
     
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    WOW!!! I have to admit my favorite planes are the Grumman Duck And Widgeon. The Duck has it all..Biplane...seaplane...Warbird...has room for everyone etc etc. Although the Ranger Widgeon may not be a Biplane, or even the most powerful Widgeon, id Love a Ranger Widgeon. The old Clippers are something I wish they would bring back. Seems like there would be a enough people willing to pay. Biggest problem is they have not made the engines big enough in forever. Ohhhh the good ol days!
     
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    The reason for seaplanes went away when they built airports with long enough runways. (controllable pitch propellers also helped)
    I'll bet they ain't coming back.

    Kris, I'm with you 100% on a Duck....fishing and waterskiing too:D

    Jack
     
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    OK That's enough Reasons ..someone HAS to design a version of the Duck we EAAers can build !
     
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    The reasons seaplanes went away was because they turned airplanes into a sh!tty boats and boats into a sh!tty airplanes!
     
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