This time, the distance I fly is longer and I don’t use the Transall, but the Virtavia Boeing B-47E Stratojet instead. The B-47 was the first swept-wing multi-engine bomber in service with the USAF and truly a quantum leap in aviation history. Today it is considered the forerunner of every jet aircraft in service. Its swept-wing design was actually the result of a visit of a Boeing aero-engineer to Germany, where he was shown some secret wind-tunnel data on swept-wing jet airplanes. Already as early as 1943, Boeing engineers had envisaged a jet bomber, but were unable to overcome issues with the straight wings of the day.
After having passed the majestic Glacier Bay mountains, I turn east, pass by Gustavus and head towards our destination Juneau
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