Due for release this month is a brand new book which includes hundreds of rare and unseen photographs of the early life of the Boeing 737, and the many airlines around the world which flew it.
Boeing 737-100 and -200 is part of the book series from Key Publishing, written by myself, Matt Falcus, editor of Airport Spotting.
I’ve had a long fascination with the early Boeing 737s, probably because most of my early memories of flying in the 1980s were on this type – usually on holiday airlines like Britannia and Dan-Air London flying to the sun.
The result of this fascination has been a collection of photographs of 737-100s and -200s throughout its life, from first flights in 1967, to the few remaining present-day operators in Canada and Africa.
My outlet for these pictures has been this book, and I’m really proud of it.
Introducing the captivating tale of the Boeing 737-100 and -200!
Delve into the fascinating journey of this iconic aircraft, a gamble that eventually became a triumph for Boeing, despite competition from British Aircraft Corporation and Douglas with their 1-11 and DC-9 jets.
Designed to cater to airlines operating shorter routes with fewer passengers, the 737 faced its fair share of challenges. However, with the backing of industry giants like Lufthansa and United Airlines, Boeing’s confidence soared, and the rest is history.
Immerse yourself in the captivating narrative that showcases the ingenuity behind this aviation legend.
Through the pages of this book you’ll learn the history of the early 737, and delve into the photographic archive showing many of the airlines that have operated it, categorised by region.
See the African national carriers, US legacy and low-cost airlines, UK leisure airlines, and Asian carriers through the ages. It’s a really nice collection of images through the past 50 years.
To celebrate the launch of this book, I’m offering a prize to one lucky customer!
Every order received before the end of July will be entered into a competition to win this amazing scale model of a Lufthansa Boeing 737-200.
The winner will be notified in early August.
I really hope you’ll enjoy this book. It’s something I’ve been wanting to write for a long time to showcase my fascination with this aircraft, and showcase my wide-ranging collection of photographs.
To order your copy, click here.