As an icon of the post-war boom in mass air travel, the American-designed and built Boeing 707 became the face of passenger air transport in the 1960s and remained at the forefront of civil aviation into the 1970s. The shapely four-jet narrow body helped establish Boeing as one of the largest manufacturers of passenger aircraft.
Charles Kennedy lifts the panels to explore the anatomy of the ‘707 and looks at what it was like to operate, fly and maintain the jet against the backdrop of the swinging 60s and the hijackings of the 70s.
Author: Charles Kennedy is a pilot, musician and a regular features writer for Airliner World, Airways, Flypast and Aviation News. He is the author of Jetliners of the Red Star, Air3 (with Sam Chui) and DC-8 and the Flying Tiger Line (with Guy Van Herbruggen). Charles lives in London.