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White knuckles at first 747 flight over 52 years ago

It was unlikely anyone was thinking about the change they were about to unleash on the lives of billions of people as the first Boeing 747 rolled out onto Everett’s Paine Field during a cold winter morning on February 9, 1969.

They were also not anticipating that the 747 would end up logging more than 57 billion nautical miles (121.5bn km) — the equivalent of 137, 293 trips from the Earth to the moon — and fly more than 5.9 billion people.

Their attention was very much on how this somewhat controversial giant of the skies would perform.

The plan had been for read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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