If ever a picture was worth 1000 words, this is it. ZA002 began taxi testing today following two days of minor, and now resolved, troubleshooting issues. Taxiing nearby Boeing’s newest commercial aircraft, was a B-17G, a flying testament to the company’s long history. This particular B-17G “Sentimental Journey” (c/n 32155) was actually built under license by Douglas in Long Beach and was delivered to the USAF in March of 1945. The aircraft was later stored in Japan then converted over the course of its life for various roles, including one as a tanker.
Photo Credit Liz Matzelle (via iPhone)
Oh yeah, and here are some videos taken by Matt Cawby of this afternoon’s taxi testing.