In Spokane: the world’s oldest flying Boeing airplane

I’ve been touring Spokane, WA and the surrounding countryside this week in search of unusual people, places and events to include in the 3rd edition of Washington Curiosities, one of the books I write for Globe Pequot Press.

The week will end with a visit to Felts Field to meet Addison Pemberton, who found and rebuilt (with the help of more than 60 people) the oldest Boeing airplane still flying.

I’ll report back on my visit with Pemberton and his airplane, but in the meantime, take a look at my new Spokane buddy. I found him while touring Marvin Carr’s One of a kind in the world museum, which is filled with wonders ranging from the oldest typewriter in the world to a taxidermied giraffe and Elvis Presley’s 1973 Lincoln Mark IV.

Spokane museum Marvin Carr squirrel

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One thought on “In Spokane: the world’s oldest flying Boeing airplane

  1. Well done! I can imagine the countless hours of painstaking labor and effort in locating and restoring this aircraft. Just watching the video and listening to Mr. Pemberton’s narration gave me the goosebumps. This is one hell of a good job, I’d like to see and hear the Boeing 40, someday. Looking forward to your post about your visit with Mr. Pemberton and his airplane.

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