90 2009 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft The P-8A Poseidon is a multi-mission maritime aircraft and derivative of the 737-800. 787 Dreamliner commercial transport The 787 Dreamliner is an advanced airplane representing the first major use of composite structures in large commercial airplanes. simulators, according to Knowlen, Boeing’s director of the Special Projects team. Travolta is not the only Hollywood star who has been exposed to Boeing’s inner workings, either. Actor Gene Hackman, when he was involved in auto-racing pursuits, toured Boeing wind-tunnel testing facilities and was offered technology tips that would help improve the performance of his racing cars. Director Steven Spielberg and 1 John Travolta, a licensed and type-rated pilot, arrives in his personal Boeing 707. 2 Aviation pioneer and Hollywood movie mogul Howard Hughes with his H-1 Racer. 3 Elizabeth Taylor strikes a pose in front of a Delta DC-6.
Frontiers July 2016 Issue
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