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IF IT AIN’T BOEING – I AIN’T GOING. THE ICONIC BOEING 707 STORY
If it ain’t Boeing – I ain’t going is quite a bold statement. However, consider the context at the time. This was the beginning of the jet age – with the de Havilland Comet becoming a synonym for “mid-air explosion”, the Boeing 707 came at the right time. Douglas and SUD were lagging behind and introduced their DC-8 and Caravelle jet aircraft a year later than the 707. The Tupolev Tu-104 was behind the iron curtain. Because of this, it had no chance to impact anything culturally outside the Soviet sphere of influence.  Thus, this allowed the Boeing 707 to become an icon and symbol of a new and revolutionary way of travel. READ MORE