Boeing 367-80 "Dash 80" at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Boeing 367-80 "Dash 80" at the Udvar-Hazy Center

U.S. civil aviation entered the jet age on July 15, 1954, when the Boeing 367-80, or "Dash 80," first took flight. Designed for the U.S. Air Force as a jet tanker-transport, this airplane was the prototype for America's first commercial jet airliner, the Boeing 707.