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’s theme, here’s what the passenger cabin of Concorde looks like. Kings, queens, lesser royalty, celebrities, sports stars, rock stars, business high-flyers … she carried them all throughout her service life, and this is where they sat. It is definitely one of my regrets in life that I never thought to fly on her when she was in service, always assuming that she’d remain in service for many more years. She is much missed, and her retirement, along with other icons of flight such as the SR-71 Blackbird and the US Space Shuttle, brings to a close the peak of aviation for our civilisation.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s theme. I’ll be back next week with a new theme to share. Have a good weekend!
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.