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 airliner.

The EAA has made a great videotape about Addison's project you can see it here:

Some More Model 40 Photos

An 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 out

This view could have been taken in 1928 - same airfield - same airplane.........















OK - Just how great is that ?!


See a photo collection on the restoration here:

See a comprehensive story of the Model 40 here:

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