Boeing Model 40
Pemberton and Sons
For the past few years, I've been sending around photo packages
updating the status of the Boeing Model 40 restoration undertaken by
Addison Pemberton in Spokane. When the airplane flew again in
February, it was it's first flight in 80 years!
This past week, Addison brought his airplane to Seattle. On Saturday,
May 14, Dot and I went to meet him at Boeing Field. I had worked quite a bit
to arrange the details of making this visit happen.
The weather turned perfect just when needed, and the long trip was more
than worth it - what a beeeeeautiful airplane! It's
the oldest flying Boeing airplane, and many consider it the first
The EAA has made a great videotape about Addison's project you can see
Some More Model 40 PhotosAn Amazing picture........19 Years of Aeronautical Progress !At Boeing Field, with the Museum's Boeing B-47 in the background.The Model 40B-4, first flew Oct. 5, 1928. The Boeing B-47 Stratojet made its First Flight on December 17, 1947. Both airplanes made their first flights from this very airfield Starting Number One !Taxiing outThis view could have been taken in 1928 - same airfield - same airplane.........
OK - Just how great is that ?!