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      Post #64153, posted on 08-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Many of you interested in civil aviation may have heard or read it, that Joe Sutter passed away last day at the age of 95. Without him, we may would not have the "queen of th skies". Joe, you will be remembered everytime, I see a 747. R.I.P

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      Post #64157, posted on 08-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Joe Sutter and hi famous "Sutter twist". I used to collect every photo of him standing proudly in front of the Queen. He is so much tied to the 747, perhaps even more than André Turcat was tied to the Concorde.

      Sad event, may Mr Sutter rest in peace.

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      Post #64160, posted on 08-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      For me his 747 is still one of the most beautiful airliners
      Look here
      http://www.boeing.com/commercial/joesutter/index.page

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      Post #64163, posted on 08-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      As long as there are 747's flying out there, Mr Sutter will always be around!
      Never had the pleasure to know him in person but He was always nice to respond to my letters.
      He even autograph my book "747" and sent me a nice letter.
      His book should be mandatory reading to all youngsters in high school to see that if you work hard enough, your dreams do come true!
      Godspeed Mr. Sutter, may the tail winds be with you!

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      Post #64165, posted on 08-31-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Joe Sutter was much more than just the 747. He held several patents on things like 727 high lift devices and the original 737 engine mounts. He served on the Challenger Commission ("I'd sure as heck never fly on that thing!"). He was my (now ex-) wife's uncle, and though I never got to meet him, by all accounts of his family and everyone I know who ever met him, he was the kindest, humblest, most honest man they knew. He was a manager's manager, and he knew how to get the best out of his people. Of course he will always be associated with the 747, and it is a fitting tribute to Joe that the 747 will be flying for many decades to come, even if in dwindling numbers. He was (as far as we can tell) the only person ever to work at Boeing who retained unrestricted access to anywhere he wanted to go, as well as his own small office even a couple of decades after he retired. When a customer would take delivery of a new aircraft type, Joe would often accompany the first aircraft on its delivery flight from Seattle.

      He was truly one of a kind. I'm ever so thankful that our own Dan Dornseif was able to interview Mr. Sutter last year for his upcoming 737 book, and when he did, to get some giclee prints of illustrations I'd done signed by Uncle Joe. I will treasure them even more now and always...