Re: Boeing B-314

Date:         26 Oct 98 02:59:58 
From:         Gregory L Smith <>
Organization: Boeing
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Geno Rice wrote:
> On the subject of the flying boats, I read a novel a few years back that
> took place on one of them. The author wrote that the engines were
> servicable during flight and that one of the duties of the engineer was
> to climb inside the wing to attend to the engines (for example, oiling).

I don't know if it is true, but I think the book you are reffering to is
"Night over Water" by Ken Follett.  It's been awhile since I read it but
IIRC I really enjoyed the book.


Greg Smith
737-900 Fuselage Weight Engineering
Wichita, KS     (316)526-3690