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Clearest photo yet of famous 707 prototype barrel roll?

Transportation / Commercial Aviation : Plane Talking

It is nearly 59 years since the celebrated Boeing pilot Alvin ‘Tex’ Johnston barrel rolled the precursor to the Boeing 707 (and KC-135 tanker) the Dash 80 low over the heads of potential buyers at a fair in Seattle, and perhaps the ...

Photo From First Boeing 707 During Tex Johnston’s Legendary Barrel Roll

Transportation / Commercial Aviation : Airline Reporter

Boeing Dash 80 barrel roll above Seattle Seafair, August, 1955. Photo from Boeing. Click for larger. If you haven’t seen the video of the first Boeing 707 (called the Dash 80 at the time) completing a barrel rolled by legend Tex Joh...

For sale: Three used Iraqi Airways Boeing 727s, two Boeing 707s

Travel / Air Travel : USAToday: Travel Flight

Looking for a used Boeing 727 or 707 jet? You may be in luck. The Associated Press reports "Iraq wants to sell five decrepit Iraqi Airways planes...

Boeing Makes History On October 26th Again …

Travel / Air Travel : Flying With Fish

Fifty-three years ago today, on the evening of October 26th 1958, crowds gathered to witness history, the first Boeing 707-121 commercial passenger flight. Pan Am’s “Clipper America” (N709PA) flew from Pan Am’s Wordport, at New York...

Pan Am's Introduction to 707 Jet Service in 1958: VIDEO

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Anybody enjoy the premiere of Pan Am last night? Here's a 1958 ad introducing their new 707 jet service. "A new concept in air transportation. The 'travail' has been taken out of travel." And sometime since then, the "travail" was.....

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