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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Where I Work, What I Do...

Amid all the 787 roll-out hoopla, perhaps the coolest event went unnoticed. On Saturday night, Boeing had all of the 787 airline representatives at an event at the Museum of Flight. At 7:07 PM, an Omega Air Refueling Services 707 landed in front of the crowd (after taking off from Paine Field in Everrett). At 7:17, an AirTran 717 landed. This continued until 8:17 when an Air France 777-300ER landed. In the end, the 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777 were lined up nose-to-tail on the taxiway. It is the first time Boeing has had every 7-series airplane in the same place (not counting the 787, which couldn't make the flight, of course). Also, notice the Dreamlifter off to the left and the 1st 747 across the street to the upper right. There is also one of the first 737's (if not the first) there too.

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Although I wasn't there for the building of all these wonderful planes, my small contribution over the last twenty nine years has been rewarding!


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