The dream of creating a flying car and then racing it in real life inspired the world’s first plane.
“We had a dream of a flying vehicle, and we were dreaming of being in the air, and all of a sudden we had a plane, and that’s the airplane we had,” said Richard DeSimone, the company’s president.
“And so we were thinking about a car, and it was the engine that made that possible,” he added.
“So when you look at the history of cars, cars have always been the ones that you have to have a vision of,” said DeSimon.
“You have to build the engine, you have all of that to be able to put a car on the road, and the engine is the vision of that vehicle,” he continued.
“We built the engine and that was the dream, and what you saw in the sky was the first airplane.
So that was really, really exciting,” DeSimons added.
That’s when DeSimones’ partner in the dream was a little kid named Tom, who was just a few years old.
“Tom, he was about 12 years old,” said Darden.
“He’s still not even able to ride a bicycle, and he doesn’t know how to drive a car.
So we were really excited to see him flying around and see him get to the ground,” DeSommes said.”
What he saw that night was just so incredible,” said his mother, Donna DeSimoner.”
His first reaction was he was just like, ‘Wow, that’s really cool,’ because he’s not used to seeing planes in the skies, and I just said, ‘You know what, Tom, we’re going to build a flying plane,'” she added.
In fact, DeSims’ team started with the plane.
“They got the airplane, they got the engine,” he said.
“And that was it.”
The plane was built at Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington.
It was designed by Darden and a team of engineers and designers, and was the biggest single piece of work in the team’s history.
It had to be built from scratch, and with the help of an airplane engine, it took four years to build and take to the skies.
“I think that airplane’s the most beautiful airplane that we’ve ever built,” De Simones said.
And now, it’s all up on display in the new museum at Boeing Field in Seattle.
The museum has everything from an original model of the plane, to a drawing of it, to an official certificate of ownership.
The first plane made its debut at the 1954 Los Angeles World’s Fair, and today, there are more than 2,400 airplanes at the museum, including more than a dozen different planes, including the famous B-29 bomber.
DeSimones said the museum is a way for people to go back and watch it.
“It’s a museum, and you can’t go back into the airplane,” he explained.
“The airplane is the engine.”
But that doesn’t mean the museum isn’t a museum.
There are two ways to view the plane on display, the first is through the glass doors of the museum.
“When you walk in, you can see the plane,” said Tom DeSimoni.
“You can also see the original airplane that was built by us, and if you’re really interested in that, you’ll be able see the engine on the outside of the aircraft.”
The other way is to look through the windows and inside the plane for the first time.
“There’s a big glass door that you go through, and there’s a small panel on the other side of that door that says, ‘The Dream,'” DeSimono said.
And that’s where you get to see the real plane.
The second way is with the real aircraft.
“The real airplane that’s sitting there, that you’re sitting in the seat next to, is that plane,” De Sommes added.
“So you can actually see the engines, and see the drawings of it.”
“It really is a really special experience,” De Simone added.
And he thinks it’s a good time to tell his story.
“Well, that was a dream.
That was an amazing dream,” he concluded.
“But that was one of those dreams that’s going to live forever.”