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  Dornier Wal book Buch boek  
 

"Dornier Wal a Light coming over the Sea" is the most detailed book about the Dornier Wal available today.  
As said by the Countess Maria Fede Caproni di Taliedo-Armani, the author, Michiel van der Mey, is an internationally renowned Dornier Wal expert and has meticulously detailed the history of the "Dornier Wal" in over 200 captivating pages."

In collaboration with the Museum Caproni and Logisma Editore we published in 2005 the book "Dornier Wal a Light coming over the Sea"

- the innovative achievements of its passionate German designer Claude Dornier (the father of the Wal),
- the remarkably rugged technique of the full metal and stable construction providing an incredible seaworthiness
   and reliable flying, characteristics
- the demanding long pioneer flights over snow and ice and through tropical showers and over forests, lakes and    seas in open cockpits always exposed to weather and wind, many world records were broken by the tough,    courageous and persistent crews,
- its contribution in the development of new transatlantic air mail services and in passenger airline services in    various countries,
- the very innovative role in the military, where they became the “eyes of the fleet”
- and finally the gradual change over from artisan constructions into a modern industrial aircraft construction    concern.

This is a true story about a boat that mastered the seas and the sky and the adventures of the magnificent men that make the history of the Dornier Wal flying boat to a modern saga from an age bygone.

 
 
 
 
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