Thursday, September 13, 2018

Boeing 707

Boeing recently unveiled its new generation 777 aircraft (pictured), although it won't be taking to the skies just yet. The 777 has been compared with the original 707 (for example, in the easy-viewing movie Boeing 707 in Flight With the Boeing 777). I flew in the 707 as a boy -- a passenger jet which was hailed as a "new dawn". At that time, I was awarded a certificate for flying in a jet plane. There is an old Boeing 707 Promo Film, which both introduces and imagines the wonderful new world of passenger jet flight: "You try to imagine what it will mean to the world, this age of the jet ... The last generation was a stranger to the people of far places. The next generation becomes a neighbour."

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