Wednesday, November 5, 2008

One of those things

I always wanted to do was get inside a Concorde. Today I made that happen, even if it was tied to the ground likely never to move again.

What a fantastic hunk of metal. I'm in Seattle for a screening and had some time to kill so I spent a thoroughly enchanting couple of hours at the The Museum of Flight. I highly recommend the place if you're ever in Seattle and have time to spend. Both the pilot and the historian in me had a grand time in the original Air Force One, the old 707 model, as well. To close your eyes and let the history seep into you as imagine the people it carried and the places it went.
And the WWII aircraft... To listen to a Pratt and Whitney R-2800 wind up... Okay only a pilot or a mechanic would love that.

To think we went from this DC-3 to the supersonic Concorde in a generation.....


Mayor of CrazyTown said...

You're making my husband jealous.

Marti said...

Dale's dream date!
Ready for a wedding??