Scotland’s National Museum of Flight is home to a wonderful collection of aircraft, both military and civilian. The star attraction of the museum is undoubtably Concorde G-BOAA, but there’s plenty of other aircraft to see and enjoy too, and we certainly didn’t get around all four hangars plus all of the outside exhibits in a single day.
This Boeing 707 cockpit and front fuselage is the only one in the UK, and along with Concorde forms The Jet Age exhibit in Hangar 4. When you see the huge amount of gauges to read, dials to turn, and switches to flip, it really makes you respect the professionalism of the pilots and crew of that age. I’d hate to imagine today’s 5-minute-attention-span youth being asked to do something like that!
If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.