How To Stop A Flying Boat Fast



The Scalaria Air Challenge began as a gathering of seaplane pilots on Lake Wolfgang in Austria but it’s become a major airshow event with all sorts of other aircraft displays. However, the seaplane roots are clearly in evidence and anyone who comes in on floats or in a flying boat gets special consideration. It’s also a chance to show off a little. The best-laid plans can be disrupted by the unexpected. Watch what happens when this Do 24 flying boat hits an underwater obstruction when attempting a touch and go.

An earlier story said the position of the control surfaces (full left deflection of rudders) indicated the maneuver was intentional but many AVweb readers have assured us it was an accident and the aircraft was substantially damaged. Sorry for the error.