Air travel on flying boat in Bangladesh
Published: 12:28 15 May 2020
Two people including the pilot can get on a boat
Will the boat fly in the sky? Even in Bangladesh? The question may come to your mind when you see the title. But this is not just a story, it is true. Many people dream of flying in the sky. However, the wishes of many are not fulfilled due to a lack of coordination. So Sharif’s Aviation took the initiative to make the dream of flying in the sky come true at low cost.
This flying boat service was launched in 2014 in Baluakandi village of Gazaria Upazila of Munshiganj. It was originally run by Meghna Village Holiday Resort. After that the service became popular all over the country.
Two people including the pilot can get on a boat. Slowly the boat began to float in the water at first. It then flies into the sky, taking it to an altitude of 1500 feet above sea level. You could travel 10 minutes by air for only Tk 2,200 similarly, 15 minutes for Tk 300, 30 minutes for Tk 5000, and 1 hour for Tk 10000.
The boat built by the Italian Polaris Motor Company, weighing 216 kg, has a capacity of carrying 450 kg. Once fueled, it can fly in the sky for 2 hours and 20 minutes. The speed is 80 kilometers per hour in the sky and 70 kilometers in the water. Octane and Mobil were used as fuel.
However, the service becomes stopped less than two years of launch. Meghna Resort authorities informed about the current condition of the flying boat, it is closed indefinitely. They do not know when it will be launched again. They could not even give a good answer about the reason for the closure.
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