ulfinator
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Boeing 367-80 A.k.a "Dash-80" Rolled Out 50yrs Ago

Fri May 14, 2004 10:53 pm

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
 
BCAInfoSys
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RE: Boeing 367-80 A.k.a "Dash-80" Rolled Out 50yrs Ago

Sat May 15, 2004 2:36 am

Damn you Josh.. I was going to post this.. punk!  Big grin
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caribb
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RE: Boeing 367-80 A.k.a "Dash-80" Rolled Out 50yrs Ago

Sat May 15, 2004 4:17 am

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.
 
Espion007
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RE: Boeing 367-80 A.k.a "Dash-80" Rolled Out 50yrs Ago

Sat May 15, 2004 4:47 am

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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RE: Boeing 367-80 A.k.a "Dash-80" Rolled Out 50yrs Ago

Sat May 15, 2004 4:58 am

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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Espion007
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RE: Boeing 367-80 A.k.a "Dash-80" Rolled Out 50yrs Ago

Sat May 15, 2004 7:24 am

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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