Movie Monday – June 22 – Retro First Flight Marketing

Forty years ago, Boeing’s marketing team was hard at work making film reels to promote the first flight of the “747 Superjet” for program managers. Forty years later, the 787 Milestones site set up by Boeing is merely the latest [public] evolution of sharing the progress of developing a new jetliner with the world. What follows is a two-part 15-minute movie produced by Boeing communications taking you through the assembly, testing and first flight of RA001. Note the original PTQ for the 747.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Enjoy!

3 Responses to Movie Monday – June 22 – Retro First Flight Marketing

  1. Giom June 22, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    I can not believe that all this happend so long ago -before I was born! :) If you look at the cars on the ground and how ‘classic’ they seem, it’s hard to imagine that the 747 still looks great today.

    Bring on the -8!

  2. iceman June 22, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    This brings back memories of my early days as a flight test engineer.

  3. Wayne June 22, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

    Thanks for posting this – amazing! Just finished Joe Sutters 747 book so this is some nice AV to go with the words. Cheers!