First Amphibious Aircraft Built

Grover Cleveland Loening, a German-American engineer designed and built the first amphibious aircraft in 1912, USA. Loening called the aircraft an ‘aeroboat’, as it was airplane with a boat-shaped keel, pontoon floats, and landing gear.

      Grover Cleveland Loening

Additional Information:

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