The Museum of Flight threw a 50th birthday party for the Boeing 737. The first test flight took place on this day in 1967, at 1315 in the afternoon . Brien Wygle was the pilot in command. He’s 92 now and a Museum Docent!
Of course I had to go sketch the aircraft that flew in specially for the party… the new version, the 737 Max 8 which is not yet ready for delivery but still painted in Southwest livery. That first Boeing 737 is on display in the Museum’s Aviation Pavilion. Now that the birthday party crowds are gone, I think perhaps I should go over to sketch it, too.