15 Apr 2014

Father of the Boeing 747

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 15 April 2014

It took a team of engineers about three and half years to design this aeroplane, the biggest commercial plane in the skies. There were some critics who said she would never fly. The man leading the engineering programme was Joe Sutter, affectionately known as the 'Father of the 747', and that very first prototype he designed and built is now undergoing a restoration in his home town of Seattle.