BOEING 747: A History-Delivering the Dream


BOEING 747: A History-Delivering the Dream

MARTIN BOWMAN    Book Number: 85160    Product format: Hardback

This is a history that will make the heart of any aviation lover soar with joy. Boeing 747 is arguably the most famous airliner, and was affectionately named 'Queen of the Skies'. This was a plane that had its maiden voyage in the glamorous 1970s, and managed to adapt under a multitude of environmental and economical influences. Following this theme, Martin W. Bowman celebrates the 747 but also recognises its variants including YAL-1A (developed for the US air force), or the Evergreen 747 Supertanker (a 747-200), modified for fire-fighting. Learn not only about the airplane, but the airline, accompanied by facts such as how the Boeing Air Transport chose to hire female registered nurses as air stewardesses rather than the typical male steward, creating the image of the typical air stewardesses that we associate with air travel today. Enjoy fascinating photos, including images of volcanic ash found in the engine of Speedbird 9 as it flew through the ash cloud of Mount Galunggung while it erupted, and admire stunning portraits, particularly the joint venture of NASA and DLR, a former Pan Am 747SP which was modified to Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) in order to carry a telescope. From 'freighters', wide-body vehicles with a 'well fed' look, to the military and multifunctional, this is the most extraordinary celebration of Boeing 747 and its fellow vehicles. Chocks away for a ride through this airline's brilliant history. 17.8 x 26cm, images, 256pp.
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