Unfortunately, a rather bad bit of weather (actually, the worst storm in decades) has resulted in damage to my house of such a nature that I am forced to pack up and move. Living in a home on the beach has its rewards, but also its penalties – like waves that crash into your house and render it unlivable, etc.
My attentions will be elsewhere, but I will be back, and in the meantime, peruse and enjoy the archives!
Very early shot of the 367-80 at Boeing Field in 1954. Not the first flight, but early enough to garner a crowd of Boeing employees.
Most of the men in this photo look old enough to remember when the Ford Trimotor was the greatest thing in airline travel.
The -80 later in its life.
I will date this photo from the late 60s when the -80 was nearing the end of its operational days.
It is a testament to Boeing that even with the external design of the 367-80 now pushing 70 years of age, one could swap its four turbojets for a pair of turbofans, give it a modern paint scheme, and still have an airliner that would differ very little from those of today.
(From a stash of old negatives I recently found hidden in one of my file cabinets.)