Boeing 40C

The Boeing 40C was the first commercial airliner in the United States, and was a combination mail carrier and passenger plane.

Pemberton, who runs Pemberton and Sons, an aircraft restoration business based at Felts Field (SFF) in Spokane, says that 18,000 hours went into the restoration of this aircraft.

This particular Boeing 40C is the only one still flying out of the 81 that were built. Pemberton brought it back to life eighty years after it crashed into a mountain near Canyonville, Oregon, just  five weeks after it rolled out of the factory.

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  1. by hkraemer

    On August 1, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Great post

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