Tracking the Light Looks At Air Force One.

Perched atop a high hill in a purpose-built building in Simi Valley is Boeing 707 27000 that served for nearly three decades as Air Force One.

Boeing’s 707 is unquestionably one of the most beautiful commercial aircraft.

This 707 was styled by pioneer industrial designer Raymond Loewy for its role as Air Force One.

Loewy is well known in railroad circles for his locomotive and train designs. This included Pennsylvania’s GG1 electric and S1 Duplex steam locomotive, and Northern Pacific’s post-war North Coast Limited streamliner.

Panoramic composite exposed with a Lumix LX7.
Panoramic composite exposed with a Lumix LX7.
Working in silhouette, I made this low angle view to show the lines of the 707.
Working in silhouette, I made this low angle view to show the lines of the 707.

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Under the belly of the plane.
Under the belly of the plane.
Classic Loewy styling.
Classic Loewy styling.

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Air Force One is a key display at Simi Valley’s Ronald Reagan and Air Force One Museum. I exposed these photographs using my Lumix LX7.

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