Was reading the internal Boeing news service and they mentioned that 50 years ago today the first production 707 flew. According the the article that first flight piloted by Tex Johnston was only 7 minutes long because bad weather moved in and he is quoted as saying "We never fly a plane under instrument conditions until it has at least 30 minutes in the air."
Interesting article. I especially like the picture of the Pan Am 707 and Model 377 in flight together.
Sorry now pure web form that I could find here is a link to the PDF available from Boeing Frontiers Magazine:
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