Seattle was ecstatic in 1966 when Boeing was chosen by the U.S. government to build the nation’s “Supersonic Transport,” a passenger plane that would fly faster than the speed of sound.
But the thrill turned to tears in 1971 when Congress ended the program before Boeing completed a single plane.
Now, a big section of a Boeing mockup of the jet is headed our way. The 85-foot section, coming on a flatbed trailer from a museum in California, is due to arrive about midday Friday at the Museum of Flight’s Restoration Center at Everett’s Paine Field.
The section will be stored there until an exhibit is built for it at the museum. The SST section has been on display at the the Hiller Aviation Museum.
The Museum of Flight talks about the arrival on its Facebook page.