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Boeing’s Newest, Oldest Airliners Fly Together

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Click through for a photo of the first Boeing airliner, a 1928 Model 40, flying in formation with their latest, the 787 Dreamliner. “It really took a lot of work and planning,” (Boeing chief test pilot Mike) Carriker said. “When I came alongside the Model 40 against those big puffy clouds it was unbelievable: Here is this 1928 biplane flying with a 2010 airplane side by side.” (www.wired.com) Altro...

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rustbuster7
Awesome twosome!
davidaldrich
Design has changed just slightly over the past 80 years. Great Pic!
dral6503
Ed Berling 0
The biplane could probably land on the wing of the 787!
bboaze
Bruce Boaze 0
Great shot of the 787 wing. Look how far up the tips are!
stoby53
stoby53 0
I'm sure the two airplanes were close enough together for the photo only for a few seconds because of the difference in speed. Wide open, the Model 40's airspeed was probably below the 787's clean stall. So the photographer had to get the timing just right. I wonder if there were multiple passes.

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