Re: Another Seaplane Question

Date:         31 Dec 99 02:09:19 
From:         "Antoin Daltun" <adaltun@eircom.net>
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> What was the cabin noise level like in cruising flight
> in one of the pre-war Boeing 314 or Short Empire trans-Atlantic
> flying boats? Was it too loud to carry on a conversation easily?

I made some short flights in the Sunderland when it was in Ireland under
Charlie Blair's ownership.  Noise was reasonable, but the aircraft was being
flown very conservatively.

I am sure it would have been worse in normal operation and that a long
multi-stop flight would have been wearing, even with a moderate noise level.

Antoin Daltun