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Sunday - April 9, 2017 - Noon

A 50th Golden Anniversary Celebration

 at the

 Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington

marking the

 50th Anniversary

 of the

 First Flight of the Boeing 737

 April 9, 1967

The Boeing Model 737 Twinjet - the most successful airliner in history - known variously as 'Lil Toot, Crew of Two, FLUF, The Little Giant, and Fat Albert - earned little respect early in her career.  But, like the Eveready Bunny, she just kept going and going, eventually out-lasting all her stablemates, until her sales have now passed 14,000 airplanes.  Growing in length, range and gross weight, with new engines and avionics, she is now rolling out of the factory doors at more than two airplanes per day.

Boeing and the Museum will recognize this Milestone on Sunday, April 9th, with a short history program in the Theater followed by a Birthday Celebration at the airplane, including a Tour of the airplane.

Bring your Birthday Cards and your Memories to this historic occasion.

February 19, 1965
Lufthansa German Airlines kicks off the Program with an order for 21 airplanes.

This was the first time Boeing's Board ever kicked off a new airplane program with just one customer and so few airplanes.

It was a "bet" that paid off - BIG TIME!

Summer 1966

Rollout  -  January 17, 1967

1:15 PM Sunday April 9, 1967

Pilots Brien Wygle and Lew Wallick
Brien will be attending the celebration

Rotation!  Lifting off from Runway 13R at Boeing Field

At Paine Field in Everett after her first landing.
Many more airlines had joined Lufthansa in ordering the new jetliner.

More History and Historic photos on my webpage

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