US Navy Curtiss NC-4 flying boat taxis on the Tagus River for take off to Plymout...HD Stock Footage
The Flying Boats full documentary
Glenn Curtiss - Aviation Pioneer
After first landing on European mainland in Lisbon, Portugal, the U. S. flying boat Curtiss NC-4 touched down in Plymouth. Historical journey from newfoundland to Great Britain took 23 days. This included time for stops. U.S. Navy ships were stationed along the flight course to rescue aviators in case of any emergency. The accomplishment was later eclipsed by nonstop flights.
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