Established by Boeing, it was an entire school dedicated to
training pilots, mechanics and other personnel specifically for Boeing Air
Transport, the airline subsidiary of the Boeing Airplane Company. The company
chose a site at the Oakland Municipal Airport in California, the largest
municipal airport in the United States at that time. The Boeing School of
Aeronautics opened on Sept. 16, 1929.
Today, one can still visit the site of the former school at
the Oakland Aviation Museum, housed in Building 621.This original hangar was built in 1940 by the Boeing School
of Aeronautics to train aviation mechanics for the US Army Air Corps and US
Ready For Takeoff? Visitors getting up close and personal at an Open Cockpit Day
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