IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6392 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5669 times:
One other fact. When Boeing completed the takeover, they turned the sign off. The uproar this caused forced Boeing to turn it back on. Hopefully, if the plant is closed, the sign will be preserved in The Museum of Flight. If not there, someplace that will do it honor.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
N960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 466 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5642 times:
I'll take the sign if Boeing closes down the factory and wants to get rid of it.
I've always found this the most iconic feature of the Douglas Corporation and have much affinity towards it. I remember driving on the 405 back t LA at night and seeing it, across the field, lit up. Being a large MD80 fan I'd try to preserve any remnant of Douglas. If I still lived in my old house I could put it on the roof and proclaim to all of Hollywood 'Fly DC Jets'. However I hope this is not the case and 717 line finds sucess sooner rather than later, the 717 spans other versions and provides employment for many in Long Beach, joy for spotters and Douglas fans.