Boeing 40C

Our local Experimental Aircraft Assn. sponsors a fly-in each year, and it’s amazing to see what shows up.

This 1928 model is the oldest Boeing aircraft that is air worthy and the only 40C left. It is a huge airplane designed to carry mail, plus 4 passengers in an enclosed place, but with fat people like me, I doubt if they could get the door closed. The pilot flew in an open cockpit in the rear. It absolutely dwarfs a Stearman. I asked what it was worth and was told “Priceless”.

Pembertons retrieved this one from a mountain top where it had been wrecked, so they started from scratch. It was a true labor of love.

It resides at Felts Field in Spokane.

© Bill Carroll 2017