Boeing 707

How Pan Am Boeing 707 offered us the world

On October 26, 1958, Pan Am Boeing 707 took off from Idlewild Airport (now JFK International Airport) to Paris, France. The airline’s first daily transatlantic flight named Clipper America started a new era of commercial aviation....


Aircraft That Brought The Future – de Havilland Comet

As the world was paying a premium for rather an uncomfortable ride on piston-engined aircraft, the de Havilland Comet blew everyone away with its comfort and speed. But it had a lot of issues that led to its downfall. Read more:...


If It Ain’t Boeing – I Ain’t Going. The Iconic Boeing 707 Story

Legend has it, that the famous slogan If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going was started around the time that the Boeing 707 showed up in the skies. This is the story of the jet that revolutionized jet travel around the world. For good....


Iranian Boeing 707 crash-lands in wrong airport, kills 15 people

A Boeing 707 cargo plane belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) crashed while landing at wrong airport in Karaj, northern Iran on January 14, 2019. At least 15 bodies were recovered on the crash site. A flight engineer survived and was transported to a hospital....


History Hour: The flight from Pole to Pole

On November 14, 1965 Captains Fred Lester Austin, Jr., and Harrison Finch, two retired Trans World Airlines pilots, took off from Honolulu on a 26,230-mile (42,213 kilometer), 57 hour, 27 minute flight around the world—from Pole to Pole!...