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Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by denverpilot, Sep 7, 2019.
I thought land planes predated seaplanes?
Glenn Curtis's first planes were seaplanes. At the time, the Wright brothers' planes were launched via catapult.
The Europeans took off from land, but.....
We have Ramps in Tennessee too...
And that guy Ass. Everything was always his fault.
I've also never seen one that was actually flat.
The original Kitty Hawk Wright planes were not "catapulted." They moved on their own power on a little sled running down a track. It wasn't until they went back to Ohio that they used the falling weight assist to get them going.
I guess you can call Samuel Langley's plane a seaplane, because once it launched it just plummeted into the river.
But the thing of the etymology was that land planes (which do indeed predate the term "ramp" were operating on a "field" which really didn't have a special apron for parking). The term ramp indeed traces to hauling up float planes from the water.