Aircraft, Boeing 247D, serial no. 1722. Built July 1933. (Some of switches, dials etc. are radioactive and have been given separate part numbers).
Aircraft: Boeing 247D, serial no. 1722. Built July 1933. The Boeing 247D had most of the attributes associated with the modern airliner and was built at a time when Boeing was involved in both airline ownership and management. This aeroplane (serial number 1722) was purchased after the collapse of the 'Wings & Wheels Museum' in Florida in c 1980. It was flown across the old WW2 'Northern Ferry Route', and became the oldest aircraft to have flown the Atlantic when it landed in the UK on 3 August 1983.
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