One of the impressive aspects of the Technik Museum Speyer in Germany is the way they have positioned aircraft in the airpark atop plinths and the like. The Lufthansa Boeing 747-230 named “Schleswig-Holstein” is something else though – a) it’s a Jumbo Jet! b) the structure it sits atop is huge! c) what an experience… Read More Technik Museum Speyer – Lufthansa 747 Soaring High!
It has been a busy aviation week in Seattle! I attended the Friday (sunny) and Sunday (from grey skies and low cloud to sunny!) Seafair Boeing Air Show which included the new “Amazon One” Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767-300, a new Boeing 737 MAX, US Army and US Coast Guard helicopters, warbirds from the Flying Heritage Collection and… Read More Seafair 2016: Boeing Air Show
Founded in Seattle, 2016 is the centennial year for the Boeing Company. In June 1916 William Boeing was finishing of his first aircraft design, the B&W Seaplane and on July 15th, 1916 he incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Company for $100,000. On May 9th, 1917 he changed the name to the Boeing Airplane Company which later became the Boeing Company.… Read More Boeing 100: The First 747 Jumbo Jet
The Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at the historic Palmdale Plant 42 in California has an excellent collection of military (USAF, US Navy and USMC), NASA and civilian aircraft on display and it is all free to see! The pride of the displays are two variants of Boeing’s finest and most successful jet aircraft. One a legendary Cold… Read More Joe Davies Heritage Airpark: Boeing’s Finest
Aviation Nation 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada had plenty of aircraft from the Boeing company taking centre stage on the static lineup. As always with Boeing these were some of the biggest aircraft in the USAF inventory. From tankers to bombers virtually their full complement of the “big birds” was on display.
The MOHAI museum in Seattle, Washington has a very rare piece of aviation history hanging from its ceiling. The wooden Boeing B-1 seaplane on display (built in Seattle in 1919) was the only one ever built, yet it had a very successful and long career. Boeing designed and built their first aircraft in 1916 (the B&W Seaplane) and by 1919 they had… Read More Boeing B-1: The seaplane mail runner at MOHAI
Back in the early days of Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft (AEW&C) they would have massive radar domes and sensors fitted above or below the fuselage such as the Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star (1952-1984 in US service), Grumman E-1 Tracer (1958-1977 US Navy) and Fairey Gannet AEW.3 (1959-1978 Royal Navy). The latter two types operated off aircraft… Read More Boeing 737 AEW&C