Boeing Field (Images of Aviation: Washington)

Boeing Field (Images of Aviation: Washington)

Cory Graff


Even ahead of there have been runways, the world south of the town of Seattle used to be Washington's aviation hub. Charles Hamilton, a daredevil dubbed "Crazy guy of the Air," grew to become the 1st flyer within the kingdom whilst he coaxed his Curtiss biplane into the sky over Meadows Racetrack in 1910. He quickly crashed. With assistance from William Boeing and his turning out to be aviation corporation, Boeing box opened in 1928. In these early days, courageous air tourists may possibly hitch a trip besides baggage of mail in chilly, noisy biplanes. larger, higher plane quickly undefined, yet wartime intervened. millions of Flying fort bombers emerged from Boeing's Plant 2 on the fringe of the airfield and winged off to warfare. within the years after, Boeing box served a stunning array of winged machines--from the smallest Piper Cub to Air strength One.

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