Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Planes in formation; Savoia-Marchetti flying boats

John W D Taylor, Flight A Pictorial History from the Wright Brothers to Supersonic. Peebles Press 1974
In 1931 the Italian air minister, General Italo Balbo led a flight of 12 Savoia- Marchetti flying boats from Rome to Rio de Janeiro. Two years later he topped that by leading a flight of 24 flying boats to Chicago's Century of Progress Exhibition.

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