• Creator
  • Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp.
  • Created Date
  • 1954
  • Description
  • Additional information with photograph: More than 22,000 horsepower takes America's first turboprop seaplane - the Convair R3Y Tradewind transport - off San Diego Bay for its first maiden flight. The 80-ton high-speed transport took off in less than 30 seconds and remained in the air during a shakedown test program for more than two hours. Upon completion of the flight, Convair Test Pilot Don Germeraad said, "I have flown many types of seaplan... more
    Additional information with photograph: More than 22,000 horsepower takes America's first turboprop seaplane - the Convair R3Y Tradewind transport - off San Diego Bay for its first maiden flight. The 80-ton high-speed transport took off in less than 30 seconds and remained in the air during a shakedown test program for more than two hours. Upon completion of the flight, Convair Test Pilot Don Germeraad said, "I have flown many types of seaplanes, but the R3Y is the best I've ever handled." 2-25-54PH Coll 593.8. less
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