Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Newark Air Museum has mostly Cold War aircraft. The Vulcan cockpit is open for fifty pence! The Shackleton is in magnificent condition inside and out (Duxford take note). Thank you to all the staff who made this possible and imparted so much information about the aircraft.
Monday, 26 September 2011
The lovely silver finish (see 21st July 2010) has been replaced by chocolate brown on the fuselage for a British Airways advert. Cockpit is suitable for the easily confused - only five instruments, and no sign of a compass. The throttle is on the right, and what is presumably the mixture control is just visible below it. Centrally, there is what looks like a hatch to the passenger compartment up front.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
There was evening sun at Old Warden yesterday, but it was getting very dark when the oldest planes flew. The Tutor enjoyed low sun, the Boxkite, Deperdussin (Britain's oldest flying aircraft) and the Bleriot (the world's oldest flying aircraft) almost needed navigation lights.