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.
The sleek white underside of Concorde would have been a hazardous place for ground crew to work, especially for crews used to airliners with prop, turbo prop and podded jet engines out on the wings. Concorde, by contrast, had her engines slung flush to the wings, and I imagine it would have been a little easier to forget where they were at times.
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.