Friday, February 26, 2016

The first Boeing 727 ever made will soon take its last flight


More than 50 years after its maiden voyage, the very first Boeing 727 will take its very last flight on Tuesday, March 1, weather permitting.

The 727 will fly from Paine Field to Boeing Field International, both in Washington state. From there, the plane will go on permanent display at the adjacent Museum of Flight, where it will help kick off Boeing's centennial celebration at the museum.

The aircraft came out of the factory on Nov. 27, 1962. It took its first flight — from Renton Field to Paine Field, the opposite route of next week's flight — on Feb. 9, 1963.  Read more...

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