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.
There’s something reassuringly solid about the engine throttles in the Boeing 707’s cockpit. It’s so easy to imagine slowly opening up the throttles and feeling like your own brawn is increasing the output of those engines. I expect that it was a very satisfying sensation each and every time the captain lined the aircraft up along the runway and then slowly moved those controls to get underway.
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.