737 Prototype Airplane
Boeing 314 Clipper
747 Prototype Airplane
Air Force One - 707
Boeing B-52G Midnight Express
XF8U-1 Crusader Prototype Airplane
Museum Restoration Center
American Boeing 727-223
Boeing Model 40
A Wing Flies On
de Havilland Comet IV C
B-52G Mohawk Valley
Passion! This website is devoted to passion!
I'm a firm believer in it - whether it be music, cooking, painting, history - all of which I love - or airplanes, trains, boats and other things, which I also love. When you're on the green side of the grass - you ought to live and love life with gusto.
You are entering a very popular, albeit, very esoteric website. It is devoted to some of the things I find interesting. Nothing more, and nothing less. Other folks must enjoy some of the same things too, as this website has received many millions of visits in the past few years - including one especially notable day (Sept. 28, 2010), when 1,508,235 hits were recorded in a single day! In September 2010, I had over 6 million hits with half a million visitors. All, without a shred of advertising or promotion. Not bad, not too bad at all.
Although the subject matter is pretty narrowly focused, I try to cover it comprehensively and in detail, mostly based upon my own personal experiences. I'm retired after working for Boeing for over 30 years, and have loved airplanes for more than 50. I also like trains and boats, and, well, ....a whole lot of other stuff.
I am a very active volunteer at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, and have managed a series of major projects for them, including the 727 / 737 / 747 Prototypes, Concorde and Super Constellation. So, a lot of this material covers these and other projects. But, it is not the Museum's website! Not everyone can come to Seattle or see these airplanes in person - so this will allow you a virtual tour. Actually, some of these tours are much better than the ones you could get if you did visit in person.
I have enormous data, personal experience, and photographic resources and only hope I can find the time to process and create pages that will share some of these subjects, in depth, with like-minded people throughout the world. What's on these pages now is only 1% of what I have squirreled away!
So, forgive me if some of it could be better, fancier, or more up-to-date. Someday.......
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Some Website Tips
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This website is best viewed using a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels ! Not meant to be viewed on your I-Phone. Bigger really is better!
There are a lot of pictures. They've been brutally compressed, but a high-speed, broadband connection will save a lot of waiting and aggravation.
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V I D E O S
KING-TV in Seattle made two videos of my activities. One covering many of my projects has been posted to YouTube
you can view it by clicking here.
AirsideTV in New Zealand made a series of videos in April 2002 which they have recently posted to YouTube
Restoring the 727 Prototype here.
Maintaining the 737 Prototype at Moses Lake in preparation for its Final Flight - in Four parts:
Part 1 - click here
Part 2 - click here
Part 3 - Click here
Part 4 - Click here
Story of the 747 and the First Airplane here
I give numerous presentations during the year in assorted venues. Here are some recent and up-coming:
TCA Lockheed Constellation CF-TGE - Talk and Tour - Museum of Flight - 20 August, 2011
Pan Am Boeing 314 - Honolulu Clipper - Airliners International Convention - Portland Aug 26, 2011
TCA Lockheed Constellation CF-TGE - Airliners International Convention Banquet Speech - Portland Aug 27, 2011
90th Anniversary of the Air Force Plant Office at Boeing (AFPRO/DCMA) - MOF Aug 31, 2011.
Kelly Johnson - Museum of Flight Dec 11, 2010
This web-site is ALWAYS under
construction ! Check back often !
These subjects are coming ....
.....one of these days !
727 Cockpit, Cabin and Restoration photos
737 Cockpit Photos
737 Cabin Photos
737 Detailed External Photos
More Paine Field Resoration Center Pictures
Seaboard World Airlines
More on our FedEx and Orca Bay Airplanes
Cascade Tunnel - GN / BNSF
Old Cascade Tunnel
Stampede Pass and Stampede Tunnel / NP
This Old House
and photos on this entire website are Copyright
A. Bogash, unless otherwise stated.
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Copyright? What copyright? Here's a hijacked Portuguese version of my stuff which I came across - from Brasil:
Disclaimer: This website is the personal website of Robert Bogash.
It is not the Official website of the Museum of Flight.
All content, text, and opinions are my own. So great to be retired !
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