Today In Aviation History – March 30, 1930 – First Flight – Boeing C-204 “Thunderbird”

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CF-ALAMarch 30, 1930.  First flight of the Boeing C-204 Thunderbird, the first aircraft built by Boeing Aircraft of Canada in Vancouver. Only 4 of these 4 passenger aircraft were built and they flew in BC until 1939.

The Thunderbird was powered by the Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine which provided a cruise speed of 95mph over a 350 mile range.