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Dr Claudius Dornier, Capt Christiansen, Aktiengesellschaft, Canary Islands, Friedrichshafen

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The Dornier Do-X flying boat, November 1930, was built at Altenrhein, Switzerland by Aktiengesellschaft fur Dornier-Flugzeuge. It was the largest, heaviest and most powerful flying boat in the world when it made its first flight on 25 July 1929. Conceived by German constructor, Dr Claudius Dornier it took seven years to design and a further two to build. In the design process, a one-to-one wooden mock-up was built, the first in aviation history.It carried 150 passengers plus a crew of 10 and is pictured prior to a Trans-Atlantic flight, which left Friedrichshafen, piloted by Capt Christiansen, on 2nd November 1930. It was damaged en-route at both Lisbon and the Canary Islands, finally arriving in New York almost a year later on 27 August 1931; the return flight left on 19 May 1932. *** Local Caption *** 4science - Academic / Education - 25/02/2010

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Keywords Aviation ,Flying,Aeroplane,Pilot,Plane ,Engineering,Transport ,Travel,Flying boat,1930s,Passenger
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Year 1930
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