The museum of flight

On August 14 we went to the Museum of Flight. As you might expect, there are many aeroplanes here. We saw helicopters and rockets, very old planes, planes from the wars, and best of all, Concorde, the only commerical plane that flew faster than the speed of sound. This is the highlight of the visit. If you go to this museum, you must make a reservation to board Concorde. It cost about 8 pounds but I thoroughly recommend it.

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In the msueum only 8 people can enter Concorde at a time. It is so narrow. The design is very interesting and there is a good display about the history of supersonic flight. Did you know that the Concorde got so hot when it flew that the plane expanded widthways by 20 centimetres? So the carpet had to stretch too. The walls of the plane got warm too. It could fly between London and New York in less than three hours. Of course it was very noisy and used a lot of fuel but it is such an important part of aviation (flight) history.

And here is Concorde’s toilet!

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2 Comments

  1. Y Katoh said,

    October 5, 2007 at 5:31 am

    Hello. As you know , I am interested in an airplane. What is your favorite airplane in there?

  2. intercultural said,

    October 8, 2007 at 2:57 am

    My favourite plane was Concorde. The cockpit has so many buttons. It looked very complicated to fly. I was surprised at how narrow the plane was. It was very expensive to buy a ticket on Concorde but the plane didn’t look luxurious or glamorous.


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