Boeing 707 Controls - Emergency Exit Lights

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.

Everywhere you look in the cockpit they have on display at the museum, there are switches for everything. This is the pre-digital age. Just imagine the miles of wiring that must run behind all of the panels to connect each switch to the appropriate electrical circuit. Each one has to connected to the right place at both ends, or the safety of the passengers and crew is at risk.

Something to think about the next time you feel like complaining about the wires from your computer 🙂

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