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#OnThisDay in 1940, the first #TWA (Trans World Airlines) #Boeing 307 #Stratoliner inaugurated transcontinental service. #avgeek This tweet was posted on July 08, 2017.
14 flight attendants in uniform pose on the tail of a Boeing 307 Stratoliner from the 1940s. #WomenInAviation This tweet was posted on December 23, 2015.
Only ten #Boeing 307 #Stratoliners were produced: one prototype, five for TWA (Transcontinental & Western Air), three for Pan American, and one for Howard Hughes. #AviationEvolutions This tweet was posted on July 05, 2018.
RT @FlyPanAm: Clipper Flying Cloud, a Boeing 307 Stratoliner after arriving in Bogota, Colombia on its inaugural flight from Miami. https:/… This tweet was posted on March 29, 2019.
RT @airandspace: On this day in 1940, the first pressurized cabin airliner, the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, went into service with TWA. The las… This tweet was posted on July 08, 2021.
The #Boeing 307 #Stratoliner was the first commercial airliner put in service to have a pressurized cabin in 1940. #AviationEvolutions This tweet was posted on July 05, 2018.
These days, it's common for planes to cruise at altitudes of 35,000 feet. But back in 1940, when the first pressurized commercial airliner, the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, was introduced, it was a marvel to fly above most weather disturbances at 20,000 feet. #WingWednesday This tweet was posted on March 31, 2021.
To complement the small-scale metal models, Victor Pastushin created aerodynamic trays and arm mounts. The “Airtray" quickly gained in popularity, and was followed by Airtrays of the Douglas DC-3 and the Boeing 307 Stratoliner. #StreamlinesAesthetics This tweet was posted on July 03, 2019.
📸 1/2: TWA (Transcontinental & Western Air) Stratoliners at San Francisco Airport; early 1940s and 1946 Gifts of and photos by Charles Loomis 2005.062.008 a, 2005.062.011 a Pan Am Stratoliner over Mt. Rainier; early 1940s Gift of M.D. Klaas 2018.112.0658 a b This tweet was posted on March 31, 2021.
📸 2/2: TWA (Transcontinental & Western Air) Stratoliner; c. 1940s Gift of M.D. Klaas 2018.112.0859 TWA (Transcontinental & Western Air) Stratoliner; early 1940s Gift of TWA Clipped Wings International 2002.113.508 This tweet was posted on March 31, 2021.