Civilian Aeroplanes, National Museum of Flight

A Comet in Dan Air livery:-

Comet

Its interior:-

Comet interior

And its cockpit:-

Comet Cockpit

A BAC-1-11 in the colours of British Airways:-

Bac 1-11

Its cockpit:-

BAC 1-11 Cockpit

The front portion of a Boeing 707 was one of the exhibits. This is its cockpit:-

Boeing 707 Cockpit

Hawker Siddeley Trident Cockpit:-

Hawker Siddeley Trident Cockpit

Sheila Scott’s Piper Commanche:-

Sheila Scott's Piper Comanche

I vaguely remember Scott’s flight round the world in 1966 in the above small aeroplane (the damage obvious in the photo was inflicted by the man she sold it to.)

Sheila Scott

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  1. Ian Sales

    Have flown in a BAC-1-11, 707 and Trident.

  2. jackdeighton

    Ian,
    I don’t think I’ve flown in any of those. I’ve only made two airline flights in my life (to Germany and back in 1981) and one in a light aircraft while we were there.

  3. Ian Sales

    I’ve been flying since I was two – in 1968. At the last count, I’ve flown on Boeing 707, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, Lockheed Tristar, McDonnell-Douglas DC-9, DC-10, Fokker Friendship, Bell Huey, De Havilland Dash 7, Vickers Viscount, VC-10, Trident, Bombardier CRJ9000, Airbus A310, A319, A320, Saab 2000, BAC-1-11… I think that’s it. Might be missing a few Airbus ones as they all look the same and I’m not sure which ones I’ve flown on.

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