Local Legends 12:Dornier Do X review

Reliving the golden age of flying boats

The 1930s was truly the era of the flying boat. The idea was simple. Why worry about needing a runway when any ocean, lake, inland sea or large river could function as your very own runway? No construction was required and wet weather wasn't a disadvantage. So began the era of the flying boat. From the little Grumman Goose to the Short Sunderland and more, flying boats were one of the most interesting ways to travel.

From Indiana Jones to movie stars and more, flying boats were the bee's knees. Back in 1932 however, the Dornier company built the most ambitious, heaviest and luxurious flying boat to date, the Dornier Do X. Oh and I get to check it out today for review. Let's sit back, pour a glass of champagne, take a bite of our five-course lunch and while away the hours, travelling in style.

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