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Check Six: April 9, 1967 – 50 years ago

April 9, 2017

Remembering those who flew on Boeing 737s with Aloha Airlines over the years


From the This Day in Aviation website

At 1:15 p.m., 9 April 1967, the prototype Boeing 737-130, N73700, (internal number PA-099) took off from Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, with test pilots Brien S. Wygle and S.L. “Lew” Wallick, Jr., in the cockpit. After a 2 hour, 30 minute flight, the new airliner landed at Paine Field, Everett, Washington. When asked by a reporter what he thought about the new airplane, Boeing’s president, Bill Allen, replied, “I think they’ll be building this airplane when Bill Allen is in an old man’s home.”

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Webmaster Comment: Bill Allen was right – 50 years later, Boeing just rolled out the Boeing 737 Max 9 – great looking plane, check out the photographs

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