As we look back on Boeing’s first 100 years during our Centennial celebration, one date really stands out: February 9.
That’s the date three different Boeing airplanes took their first flight: the 727, the 747 and the Next-Generation 737.
No, we don’t deliberately fly airplanes for the first time in the middle of winter. But we sure do love to see them brighten the skies when Seattle weather is the gloomiest.
First flight of the 727: Feb. 9, 1963
First flight of the 747: Feb. 9,1969
First flight of the Next-Generation 737, a 737-700: Feb. 9, 1997