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AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 10:26 PM UTC
Jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 09:11 PM UTC
No and no. What I mean kills far more people than crashes.
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 03:58 AM UTC
It must be the crashes as everyone races to the airport to grab that last available parking stall.
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 03:23 AM UTC
Pilot Error in weather?
VR, Russ
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 12:48 AM UTC
Negative.

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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 12:19 AM UTC
Bird strikes.

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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 12:04 AM UTC

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The largest cause of passenger deaths



I never said passenger deaths...
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 12:01 AM UTC

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DVT?



Nope.

Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 10:32 AM UTC
Okay, I'll post a serious answer. The largest cause of passenger deaths is controlled flight into terrain. Flight crews can lose situational awareness, especially in conditions of poor or reduced visibility, and fly the aircraft into a midair collision with the planet. Automation is available to help, but it's not yet as fully developed and robust as it needs to be.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 10:27 AM UTC
DVT?
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 08:53 AM UTC

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Is it the catering?



It isn't. Military aviation is also, albeit a small, contributor.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC

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Is it the catering?


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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
Is it the catering?

If it isn't, could we have a recount?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 07:04 AM UTC

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Not quiet what I was thinking about...



Never worked behind the scenes in an aviation company?

ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 10:58 PM UTC

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What aspect of (civilian) aviation is responsible for most deaths?




Regulatory bodies. It's a little-known fact that merely reading the multitudinous regulations which aviation companies are required to follow is frequently the cause of death for aviation employees worldwide. They're found slumped over their desks with all the joy, life and bodily fluids sucked out of them by the dry, dry reading they were forced to endure. Death happens much more quickly if the company operates within multiple regulators' jurisdictions.



Not quiet what I was thinking about...
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 12:32 AM UTC


Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 04:40 AM UTC

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What aspect of (civilian) aviation is responsible for most deaths?




Regulatory bodies. It's a little-known fact that merely reading the multitudinous regulations which aviation companies are required to follow is frequently the cause of death for aviation employees worldwide. They're found slumped over their desks with all the joy, life and bodily fluids sucked out of them by the dry, dry reading they were forced to endure. Death happens much more quickly if the company operates within multiple regulators' jurisdictions.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 01:09 AM UTC
What aspect of (civilian) aviation is responsible for most deaths?

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC
Curtiss N-9 is the correct answer. The “prior to the buildup” was to in reference to numbers built to separate it from later aircraft such as the PBY as opposed to the loop part, I apologize for the ambiguity. ReluctantRenegade, the helm is yours.
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 01:01 PM UTC

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If that’s it, how did we get “the build up to WWII” part of the question?
VR, Russ



I think it says PRIOR to the build up to WWII.

Michael



Ok, I give. but given the N9s first flight was in 1916, that would have been quite a ways “prior to the build up to WWII”. The “loop” was in 1917, still quite a long time prior to the build up of WWII. Since the last N9 was retired in 1927, that’s still a ways even before “the build up to WWII”. So how does “prior to the build up of WWII” or before 1935 figure here? Other than a kind of a red herring? Guess I’m just getting “picky” in my old age!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC

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If that’s it, how did we get “the build up to WWII” part of the question?
VR, Russ



I think it says PRIOR to the build up to WWII.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 04:23 AM UTC
If that’s it, how did we get “the build up to WWII” part of the question?
VR, Russ
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 08:10 PM UTC
I'll give it a try:


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What was the most produced seaplane prior to the build-up to World War II



The Curtiss Model N with 560 units built.


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what plane was it based on



The Curtiss JN-4 'Jenny'.


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and what “first” is attributed to it?



The first seaplane to perform a loop.
JimmyTheFish
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 04:23 AM UTC
Another hint: the "first" is a maneuver.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 09:34 AM UTC
Hmmm....still a pretty nebulous question given the amount of information provided and size of the category. There are multiple su-categories of aircraft which it might encompass as well-- considering the various Floatplane types-- Amphipbians, convertibles, catapults, multi-engines, military or civilian-- many record breakers also apply here. Based on "the most numerous" and "build up to WWII" "pre 1935" in your question, I'm going to take a stab here and say you are looking for a pre-WWII military floatplane-- no wheels at all--requires beaching gear. So my vote is the CANT Z506, based on the failed CANT Z505. The CANT Z506 had over 320 built, many remained in service, and it set many records for payload, speed and distance prior to WWII.

Short of that, my guess for single engine military types would be the SOC1-4 "Seagull" ( a name not coined until the 1940s), about 350+ produced over its life. But these were convertible, many didn't have floats and came with fixed wheels. It's famous "first" is replacing the aircraft that was designed to replace it (the SOC3 Seamew). But that occurred during WWII. So, I'm not sure if you're looking for a pre WWII "record first" or not.

Since the above are both 1935 aircraft, they're probably not correct, and "the most produced" really depends on the timeframe we refer to-- most produced prior to 1935 I take it-- or is it over the life of the aircraft? Since it's likely that not all variants were produced in a single year? Some were possibly produced after 1935?

The Noordyun Norseman was a "convertible" so it really doesn't count, although 900+ were built-- but not all of them had floats and they all weren't built before 1935, Same goes for the SOC1 and Z506, So if thie answer is for a "true" Floatplane, built only with floats or beaching gear, used only on water, pre 1935, that makes quite a difference.

I'm not trying to be "testy" here, but I am a bit of a "seaplane aficionado" (not an expert by any means), and there are so many variables as to make the correct answer very difficult to ascertain without just a little more info.
VR, Russ