50th anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing 737

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing 737. With Boeing’s Centenary having just been last year, it makes it quite interesting that the 737 has been around for half of the company’s lifetime; a fact I didn’t know before today. Personally, I love the 737 and look forward to flying one day on the 737 MAX 8. Up until last summer, the largest aircraft I had been on was the Sun Country Airlines 737-800.

Please note that I didn’t search up any news articles, I merely stumbled upon this on my instagram feed.

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Here is the instagram post.

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Wow I cannot believe the 737 is 50 years old! Boeing made a great investment there.

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I was just on flightradar 24 and saw this on a tweet, things change so fast and so much.

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Can’t believe it’s still going strong after 50 years!

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50 years old and still going strong! Can’t wait to see these planes in service! :

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What are those old engines, wow they look ugly
Happy 50 yrs

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@_keithjames99 here is the article that you shared.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/10/boeing_737_turns_50/

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They’re Pratt & Whitney JT8D’s. Different variations were used on the 727, DC-9, and MD-80. You should hear them! They’re my favorite.

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Big celeberations must be on at boeing.

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This is without a doubt one of the most successful aircraft in the industry. Always a pleasure to fly on! 50 years and still going strong! Let’s hope they’ll continue to give the A320 a run for its money.

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I use the Boeing 737-700 sometimes in infinite flight.

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My how much she’s changed!

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Those split scimitars make it look so agile. Nice shot!

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They really do especially on the -700s!

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Great to see such a great aircraft succeed and prosper after so many years.

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They sound amazing, I have heard them ;p

Just putting out how much the engines have changed,

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From southwests sliding off the runway to roofs coming off aloha airlines! I will love you 737 because I always have to fly on you

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