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Boeing 367-80 A.k.a "Dash-80" Rolled Out 50yrs Ago  
User currently offlineUlfinator From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 316 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3399 times:

Here a quick blurb from the internal Boeing news website highlighting this event...

Boeing Dash 80 rolled out 50 years ago today

On May 14, 1954, thousands of people at the Renton, Wash., facility witnessed the rollout of the 367-80 aircraft, more commonly known as the Dash 80. That airplane helped lead aviation into the jet age as prototype of the 707 -- the first commercially-successful jet-powered passenger plane -- and the U.S. Air Force's KC-135 aerial-refueling aircraft. The Dash 80, restored by Boeing employees and retirees, is now on display at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.

http://www.boeing.com/history/boeing/dash80.html

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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Damn you Josh.. I was going to post this.. punk!  Big grin

User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1639 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Quite a bold livery for the day. Long live the 707 and thank you for helping to bring us to the days of the 777, A340 and soon 7E7 and A380.. it surely paved a path to the future along with the DC-8 and VC-10.

User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

Ive seen the dash 80 and im amazed that the same aircraft was the one that powered the world into the jet age.The restoration job is good too-looks like boeing built it yesterday  Smile


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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

As has been said on this site before, Boeing "over engineered" the Dash 80, so I'll wager that long after all of us are old and drooly, they'll pull her out of the museum, taxi out to a runway on the 100th anniversary, and she'll take off just like it was 1954!


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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

As has been said on this site before, Boeing "over engineered" the Dash 80, so I'll wager that long after all of us are old and drooly, they'll pull her out of the museum, taxi out to a runway on the 100th anniversary, and she'll take off just like it was 1954!

hey,maybe-i mean the bird flew to IAD all by herself Big grin

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