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Choccywokky Fri 23-Dec-16 22:45:43

My 6 year old DS was playing with Lego before. He made a areoplane that changed into a boat if it crashed into water.

AIBU to think this is a very good idea and why can't they do this in RL? grin

userformallyknownasuser1475360 Fri 23-Dec-16 22:46:43

Amphibious planes, they already have them!

Man10 Fri 23-Dec-16 22:53:40

Flying boats were a perfectly mainstream option once. A flying boat is a type of seaplane that lands on its hull.

Flying boats were the biggest type of seaplanes, they went out of fashion once bigger airports started to be built, that had runways long enough for larger planes.

Man10 Fri 23-Dec-16 22:54:16

Photo of a flying boat here.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaplane

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Fri 23-Dec-16 22:58:19

Umm do you remember the plane that landed on the River Hudson in New York about 8 years ago? It's currently a film "Sully" (after the captain)

idontlikealdi Fri 23-Dec-16 23:01:15

Seaplanes? Lots of them around but they're not 747 sized.

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Fri 23-Dec-16 23:04:23

Too right,..,
The Spruce Goose made a 747 look tiny... Really tiny...

EngTech Fri 23-Dec-16 23:05:57

PBY Catalina, Short Sunderland to name a few

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