The Museum of Flight--Photo Gallery Page Two
This photo shows the Museum's reproduction of the elegant Rumpler Taube produced before World War 1. It was very common in the pre-war skies of Germany and Austria. This beautiful plane soars over the lobby of the Museum and it is one of the Museum's most elegant aircraft on display.
SR-71 BLACKBIRD ENGINE
This photo shows the beautiful tubes and hoses on the Pratt & Whitney J58 engine that powered the SR-71 Blackbird, the world's fastest airplane. Two of these engines propelled the Blackbird at a sizzling 2,200 mph (mach 3.2)
1945 NORTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIFORM WITH MINK STOLE
The Museum is completing a second run of its popular exhibit "Style in the Aisle" featuring items from the Museum's extensive flight attendant uniform collection. This is a photo of an unusual uniform with a striking accessory from 1945 to 1950 worn by Northwest Airlines flight attendants. Yes, it is a mink stole. Quoting from the exhibit, "The stole was only given to crews operating out of the same airports as Pan American World Airways. Northwest's stewardesses wore the stole as a way of showing up the Pan Am hostesses who were dressed in pearls."
SOYUZ DROGUE REENTRY PARACHUTE
In a museum full of large aircraft, small things can be overlooked. I glanced at this item and saw how elegant it was. This is the Soyuz Drogue Parachute used on the re-entry of a Soyuz space module in 2007. The ivory fabric with the gold trim is really a showpiece for the museum.
BOEING WORKER IN THE EARLY DAYS
The Museum's Red Barn is part of Boeing's history. This exhibit shows a Boeing employee working in Boeing's early days.