Yesterday we had a look at the Electra, a passenger plane. This is the Boeing 247, which would continue to point the way to the future in passenger air.
Across from it is the Douglas DC-3. Some of these planes are still seeing use today.
Beneath its wing is a new plane, an experimental plane made by engineering students at the University of Sherbrooke. This is the Epervier X-01.
A look back at where we've been to close out the day. We carry on with more tomorrow.
This must be a very big museum in order to keep all these beautiful planes.ReplyDelete
Melbourne museums would not have this many of interesting planes in one museumReplyDelete
Hi Will, this an amazing museum! You made (maybe) the shot of your life: A Dakota (DC-3) with a jet tail rudder! (See first DC-3 pic). OK, It's just an illusion;-)ReplyDelete
Thank you, I had to hear all the details, showing Ingo your blog ;-)ReplyDelete
Gostei de ver estas belas fotografias.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Nice little planes, would need one to fly around !ReplyDelete
What a fantastic collection, it seems to be endless.ReplyDelete
It would be great if we could get to the point where aircraft pollute the skies much less.ReplyDelete
It’s interesting to see these aircraft when Air Canada has announced electric aircraft to be added to its fleet.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: it is big.ReplyDelete
@roentare: I imagine Australia must have aviation museums here and there.
@Ingo: an illusion indeed.
@Iris: you're welcome.
@Gattina: or not so little.
@Jan: it has an end!
@David: it would.
@Marie: things change.
...the remember the DC series.ReplyDelete
This has been a fascinating series of posts on this aviation museum, William. It reminds me of the National Air and Space Museum, part of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, which I have visited but much less extensively.ReplyDelete
Belated congratulations on your blog anniversary as well.
And, to answer your question on my recent blog post about replacing tires, no, these were not snow tires, but regular. Years ago, I would use both, but no longer.
This aviation exhibit and museum is wonderful. Take care, enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
So glad to learn more about this fine airplane.ReplyDelete
It continues to amaze me that there are so many exhibits there.ReplyDelete
Propellar planes, a local airline in the American South used them in the 1970s. Fun but noisy flight.ReplyDelete
I rode many hours in the DC-3 so I have many memories.ReplyDelete
These look like the planes I would see landing and taking off when I was a little kid.ReplyDelete
Another great aviation post and photos ~ Boeing I remember ~ thanks,ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Buena colección de aviones. Tiene que tener un buen tamaño ese museo.ReplyDelete
To see one plane beneath the wing of another really gives a good perspective at the difference in plane sizes. Not sure the little one would tempt me to take to the air though.ReplyDelete
@Tom: they were great planes.ReplyDelete
@Beatrice: I'd like to visit that.
@Eileen: I like this museum.
@DJan: thank you.
@RedPat: there is a lot here.
@maywyn: no doubt.
@Red: I have not.
@Sharon: memories abound.
@Carol: you're welcome.
@Ventana: thank you.
@Gemel: it's a big difference.
That's pretty cool, the students doing an experimental plane.ReplyDelete
We keep learning about airspace.ReplyDelete
Pity this place isn't closer to where I am because B would be looking at every single one of them.ReplyDelete
I really enjoy it.Delete
The DC-3s will fly forever! Perhaps some clever company will reproduce them for workhorse serviceReplyDelete
Possibly. They seem built to last.Delete
The 247 I don’t recall but I really like the design and as always these planes are beautiful, or should I call them majestic?! Thanks for teaching us with these great planes!ReplyDelete