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747: Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation 747 Is The Thrilling Story Behind The Queen Of The Skies The Boeing 747 As Told By Joe Sutter, One Of The Most Celebrated Engineers Of The Twentieth Century, Who Spearheaded Its Design And Construction.Born In 1921 In Seattle, Sutter Grew Up On A Hilltop Overlooking The Boeing Plant And Flying Field It Was A Thrilling Era Of Open Cockpits, Silk Scarves, Leather Helmets, And Goggles After Serving In World War II, Sutter Joined Boeing, Then A Small Company, Eager To Build Airplanes.In July 1965, He Was Asked To Lead The Large Boeing Team Designing The New 747 Pan Am Wanted A New Airliner As Quickly As Possible This All New Transport Had To Be Far Bigger Than Anything In Service Or Even On Anybody S Drawing Board To Make It Fly, Sutter And His Team Would Have To Push Far Beyond The Technological Boundaries Of The Late 1960s Could It Be Done Almost Everything About The 747 Would Be Unprecedented Its Cabin Would Be So Wide That It Would Need Two Aisles Its Horizontal Tail Would Be Bigger Than The Wings Of Most Airliners Ever Built Jet Engines Big Enough To Lift It Off The Ground Didn T Yet Exist Runways At The World S Airports Couldn T Handle It, And Neither Could Boeing S Factories They Had To Erect The World S Largest Building Just To Produce It A Truly Mammoth Undertaking, The 747 Became One Of The Most Successful Airplane Models Ever.Sutter S Vivid Narrative Takes Us Back To A Time When American Technology Was Cutting Edge The 747 Came On The Market The Same Year That Men First Set Foot On The Moon And Jet Travel Was Still Glamorous And New With Wit And Warmth, He Gives An Insider S Sense Of The Larger Than Life Size Personalities And The Tensions In The Aeronautical World Ultimately, 747 Is An Inspiring Story Of Grit And Glory. An excellent book written by the lead design engineer on the 747, Joe Sutter At this writing November, 2017 Sutter has been retired from Boeing for 30 years and is 95 years old.Sutter wrote the book after retiring and it is a great perspective on aerospace history as well as the issues in complex design projects with large teams of talented people I d highly recommend the book for those planning to visit Boeing s Everett factory, as it has pictures showing the facility in its early days Today, the Boeing complex is about four times larger than when the factory was completed in 1968 with substantial additions for engineers, wing assembly, delivery centers and a doubl What s The Point This book is a wide ranging autobiography written by Joe Sutter, the head of the project that created the 747 aircraft design It covers his early life, growing up in Seattle, and the rise of aviation Sutter was interested in planes since he was a young child his room was covered with dozens of model planes He came to understand the dynamics of flight by watching every airplane he could He studied aeronautical engineering in college, before joining the military for WWII After the war, he joined up with Boeing and never left His career at Boeing is a engaging tale of focus and ambition to work on something meaningful Eventually the 747 project came along and his hard work paid off, allowing him to build the most recognizable aircraft ever.How Was It A very good not to technical read Sutter tells mu 747 Creating the World s First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation 2007 Joe Sutter and Jay Spenser describes the 747 program and is also partly an autobiography of Sutter.Sutter was born in 1921 in Seattle and grew up seeing Boeing test planes flying about He got an aeronautical engineering degree, did a stint in the Navy in WWII and then returned and worked for Boeing There he worked on the Stratocruiser, a late propellor driven aircraft and then became involved in the 367 80 or dash 80, which was the prototype for the 707 and subsequently the prototype for modern jet liners Sutter then worked on the 737 and helped come up with the design where the engines are just below the wings to allow the plane to be low.Sutter then got the job as head of the 747 program The 747 was, interesting, not the most high profile work then at Boeing The Supersonic Transport, or SST was the highest profile job and doing work on Apollo program items was the second The 747 was seen as an interim aircraft that would sell for a short time before SSTs took over Despite this, an internal Boeing report said that should the price of fuel rise 5% from 1960 levels the SSTs would be uneconomic to operate The market failure of the Concorde and the Tupolev SST that combined sold less than 40 aircraft compared to over 2000 747 sized aircraft s I started this book before Sutter died I had never heard of him, but I ve always been drawn to the 747 that he and his team designed For me, looking at this plane is like looking at Mt Rainier It never gets old The 747 was second fiddle to the SST and Sutter s engineers were on the second team His account of the intense corporate Boeing, suppliers, customers infighting, the hot dogging personalities, and the need for Sutter to play through all of this make this a good inside story Sutter also does some scorekeeping, with than a few negative observations on variously named individuals I can t imagine the pleasure Sutter and his team must have felt to see this airplane everywhere, for so long The CEOs, corporate boards and the customers made the economic decision to develop this plane, but Sutter s group made it fly The plane is huge of course, bu

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