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History Of The FLY DC Jets Sign  
User currently offlineSaab340 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 320 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7473 times:

Hey All!!

I am very interested in the FLY DC JETS neon sign in the Long Beach MD plant. If anyone has some history and or purpose of it I would love to hear it!!



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7442 times:

MD came about in the late 1960s (1967, I think), after Douglas and McDonnell merged.

Prior to the merger, Douglas used "DC" in all their aircraft designations, for "Douglas Commercial", hence the old promo sign in the LGB area.

Since Boeing later acquired MD, you might find some more historical stuff over on Boeing's website...

User currently offlineSaab340 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 320 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7419 times:


Thanks for the post I will check out boeing.com!

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6544 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7410 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.

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User currently offlineN960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 467 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7383 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.


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