First Boeing 747 Ever Rolled Off Assembly Line in 1968

This is a photo of the first-ever Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line and was presented to the public on September 30th, 1968 at Paine Field, in Everett, Washington. Arguably the most iconic aircraft ever built, with over 1,500 of them built over nearly half a century. It has been in service for airlines in nearly 90 countries around the world. Make sure you click on these for much greater details in larger versions.

Boeing 747-121 on display to public

Boeing 747-121 on display to public

Boeing 747-121 taking off

Source: The Museum of Flight

By the way, just a week prior was the debut of another long-lasting brand, CBS’s 60 Minutes, which is still on the air 47 years later.