Boeing 707 Controls - Engine Readings

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.

To finish this week, the central part of the Boeing 707’s cockpit is devoted to this bank of gauges, telling the flight crew the key readings from each of the 707’s four engines. Side by side, at a glance, the crew can see how each engine is performing, and how each engine compares to the others. The Boeing 707 wasn’t the first four-engined commercial jet airliner, but its first commercial flight in 1958 led to the ushering in of the modern jet age.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s shots from inside the Boeing 707 at the National Museum of Flight; it’s certainly been one of my more popular themes! Next week: Concorde.

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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.

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