We’ve had so many memorable images this year already, but this one ranks up there with the best of them.
The first 787 Dreamliner, meets the Boeing Model 40, our first production commercial airplane, for an in-the-air rendezvous. Chief test pilot Mike Carriker flew ZA001 alongside the Model 40 at 12,000 feet for this shot.
Earlier this month in the skies over the Puget Sound area near Mt. Rainier, two pioneering airplanes met up for a photo op. The vintage 1928 Model 40 is the only flyable version of this airplane in the world and the oldest flying Boeing aircraft of any kind.
This is a very cool photo and moment because these airplanes bookend 80 years of technology and progress.