Thursday, March 10, 2016

boeing B 1

Boeing designed and built their first aircraft in 1916 (the B and W Seaplane) and by 1919 they had really started to hit their straps in aircraft design.

 The B-1 first flew on December 27th, 1919 and for 8 years, pilot Eddie Hubbard ran the mail from Seattle up to Victoria, British Columbia in Canada using the B-1 on what became the first regular international airmail route.

The airframe outlived 6 engines and covered 350,000 miles in that 8 years! Pretty impressive for a relatively small all wooden biplane!

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