This Day in Aviation History
May 18th, 1953
First flight of the Douglas DC-7.
The Douglas DC-7 is a transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. It was the last major piston engine-powered transport made by Douglas, being developed shortly after the earliest jet airliner – the de Havilland Comet – entered service and only a few years before the jet-powered Douglas DC-8 first flew.
Wikipedia, Douglas DC-7:
YouTube, Flying on board Historical Flight Foundation’s Eastern Douglas DC-7B (N836D):
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