DALLAS – Today in Aviation, The Dutch-manufactured Fokker F28-1000 Fellowship prototype (PH-JHG) took to the skies for its maiden flight in 1967.
In command was Fokker Chief Test pilot, Jos Moll. Also in the flight deck were Co-Pilot Abe van Der Schraaf and Flight Engineer Cees Dik. The flight lasted 75 minutes.
The jet entered service with Swedish carrier Braathens SAFE (BU) on March 28, 1969, beating launch customer LTU (LT) by a month.