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This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with flying, and learning to fly. Something I had been wanting to do for quite a while.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for my experience.
Specifically, I have a page for my Trips to Oshkosh, the mecca for pilots

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2015/08/22 Longer Visit to Boeing Museum of Flight
π 2015-08-22 00:00 in Flying
Last time I visited, I wrote "one of the best flight museums I've seen so far: a full visit takes over 4H and even a quick one takes over 2H :)". This time, we hada full day (7 hours), although we really had about 5H left after the 3D movie and the special tour of the space shuttle trainer.

We started with the private tour of the space shuttle trainer, the cabin crews actually aren't that big, but they only have to spend about 2 weeks in it, so I guess it's not so bad. This is the actual trainer that was used at Houston Space Center and I guess it was donated to Seattle after Houston got a real space shuttle for their museum :)








We then took a tour of the main floor:












Of course, their SR71 prototype with an A21 drone is a highlight since it's the only one left in existence:



engine starter block with 2 v8 chevy motors
engine starter block with 2 v8 chevy motors




There were many more planes to see:

or cruise missiles
or cruise missiles











The couple of sections about space were good too:





They had a 787 on display, explaining the new avionics:



the pilot has a nice HUD like a fighter pilot would
the pilot has a nice HUD like a fighter pilot would


the beluga plane was used to move the space shuttle trainer
the beluga plane was used to move the space shuttle trainer

Then, they had the room dedicated to old planes from the WW1 and WW2 era:












lots of ammunition stored in the wings
lots of ammunition stored in the wings

The museum also moved the red barn where Boeing used to build its planes 100 years ago, and put it in the museum:



More vintage posters:





And just like that, it was 17:00 again, and I had to rush a few places again, bummer :)
Needless to say that this museum has plenty to see and is definitely worth a whole day. We almost needed more...


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