Re: Boeing Pronunciation

From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         05 Aug 96 04:21:18 
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In article <airliners.1996.1509@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Michael McEvilley
<mmcevill@mitretek.org> wrote:


>
> > Now: does anyone know how to pronounce "Boeing 314"? :-)

We all say "three-fourteen."  The individual number pronunciation is a
relatively new ruling, and came into being after the introduction of the
jet transports.  It does not apply to planes prior to the 707.  So the
B-17 is still the B-17, not the Bee-One-Seven, and so forth.

C. Marin Faure
   author, Flying a Floatplane