1949 UK Stratocruiser Debut

An interesting report on the first visit of a Boeing Stratocruiser to the UK, as reported in the April 15, 1949 issue of ‘The Aeroplane’

 

Pan American Airways was at the forefront of ordering new airliners as they became available, as here with the Stratocruiser. Indeed, the airline became the first carrier to enter into service another aircraft with an upper deck – the legendary Boeing 747.

The Stratocruiser was the largest aeroplane to have landed at London Airport to date. London Airport employees renamed “Clipper Flying Cloud" –"Clipper Flying Crowd”. All "Aeroplane" photographs
The Stratocruiser was the largest aeroplane to have landed at London Airport to date. London Airport employees renamed “Clipper Flying Cloud" –"Clipper Flying Crowd”. All "Aeroplane" photographs

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