Boeing 737’s First Flight

The two and a half hour flight on 9 April 1967 from Boeing Field (KBFI) in Seattle to Paine Field (KPAE) in Everett, Washington marks the maiden flight of the first ever Boeing 737.

After more than 1,300 hours of flight-testing by a six-airplane fleet, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certified the Boeing 737 as logical short- range jetliner airplane. The first 737-100 was delivered to Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG), which began commercial service on February 10, 1968. The Boeing 737 series is the best-selling jet airliner in the history of aviation, continuously manufactured by Boeing since 1967 with 7,865 aircraft delivered and 3,680 orders yet to be fulfilled as of December 2013.

Although the Lone Star Executive Airport – which is a reliever airport for the Houston Airport system– is not set up to accommodate commercial Boeing 737 flights, due to the weight restrictions on its runways. However, it’s not so uncommon to see the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), a corporate jet variant of the 737, on the Galaxy FBO tarmac.
The photos are from a BBJ’s first ever visit to the Galaxy FBO recently:

Whether you fly a small single engine piston plane or a large Boeing Business Jet, choose Galaxy FBO for your Gateway to the North Houston and The Woodlands. With unmatched amenities and quality of service, we’re ready to accommodate the needs of any size of aircraft!