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747 Section On Display  
User currently offlineEconoBoy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

If you happen to be near the Science Museum in London (which is free), I recommend a quick visit to the aviation section. On display there is a section, taken like a slice of cucumber, of a Boeing 747. The section is through the double deck area of the plane, and has seats, lockers wiring and piping in place. If, like me, you only normally get to see a passenger’s view of a plane, then this display gives an idea of the size and complexity of a modern wide body and also how elegantly engineered it is.

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User currently offlineLorM From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

You can also see a similar section on the Boeing tour inside the factory on the observation deck. Cool stuff indeed.  Smile


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31692 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

http://www.cs.cornell.edu/gupta/images/UKSummer01Photos/CD2/013_10.JPG
Something similiar.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2315 times:
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The observation deck at BWI has the following on display;

A B737-200 nose section with viewable cockpit
A B737 vertical stabilizer
An entire wing of a 737 (minus the engine) with flaps and slats down, hanging from the ceiling.
A forward cowling from a JT9D, complete with fan blades
A main landing gear bogy from a 767
A fuselage section from a 737-200 showing the belly compartments and seat configuration, cut out in a fashion similar to the 747 pictured above.



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User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

They have a 747 cutout similar to the one above at the Everett, WA Boeing plant. This is a very nice tour out west.

User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 3):
The observation deck at BWI has the following on display;

Jeff, that sounds really cool. I didn't even know BWI had an observation deck. It has been years since I was at BWI.
Where is the observation deck? Is it pre-security or inside the perimeter?

My son and I frequently go to the aviation park out along Dorsey Road at the end of Rwy 28.
I guess this observation deck may give me an excuse to take him in the terminal.

Russ



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