See how far we have come!

March 11, 2010 at 3:21 am | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

Quiz time again. This time I would like to discuss some of the historical advancements within aviation over the last 100 years or so. Nearly everyone knows about the Wright Brothers and their famous first-flight in 1903. However, not many people can recall the first successful commercial jet aircraft…Actually the answer is the Boeing 707 (see picture below) which was a four-engine aircraft capable of transporting 181 passengers at speeds of up to 600 MPH. Wow, just think how this aircraft revolutionized the world as we know it. Think about how culture would be different without overnight shipping and trips around the world in a matter of days. Now just imagine what the 787’s fuel efficiency will do in the future!!!

So when do you think the 707 aircraft was introduced into service.  Look at the quiz below and see if you can figure it out. The answer may surprise some of you.

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