Plane Carries Tourists on Side Trips (Nov, 1928)
Plane Carries Tourists on Side Trips
AIR and ocean travel are combined in a Mediterranean steamer which carries a hydroplane on its deck for passengers’ use. When the ship calls at points of historic interest the hydroplane is launched and tourists are given a view of the strange city from the air.
The hydroplane is powered with a 320 h. p. motor and can carry five passengers in addition to the pilot and mechanic. The flying boat is carried on the stern of the steamer where it can easily be lowered into the water when desired.