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Cockpit Evolution: – What a Difference

This will bring back memories for many of you of the airplanes you have flown and / or ridden in….

001 - 1903 - Wright Bros
1903 Wright Flyer

1916 - 17 - Jenny JN-4 Cockpit.
1916 – 17 Jenny JN-4 Cockpit

1927 - Charles A. Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis Cockpit
1927 Spirit of St. Louis

1925 - Douglas M-2 Cockpit of Mail Carrier Craft
1925 Douglas M-2

1920's - Award Winning Bellanca CF Monoplane
1920’s Bellanca CF

1916 - Fokker DVII German Fighter Aircraft from WWI - Flown by famous Ace Baron Von Richtofen
1916 Fokker D.VII

1939 - 1945 - British Supermarine Spitfire Fighter which helped win the Battle of Britain
1939 – 1945 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VII

1941 - Nazi's Top Fighter from WWII - Focke Wulf FW 190 F.G
1941 Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8

1940's - Nazi Jet Fighter - Messerschmitt ME 262A - 1A - 1st Jet Fighter to enter service in WWII
1940’s Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a

1948 - 1954 - Bell X1 Rocket ship - Test Aircraft flown by Chuck Yeager and named Glamorous Glennis
1948-1954 Bell X-1

1944 - Boeing B29 Superfortress - Ship that dropped the two Atomic Bombs on Japan
1944 Boeing B-29

1930's - Grumman G21
1930’s Grumman G-21

1949 - DeHavilland DH 106
1949 De Havilland DH 106 Comet

1977-Current: General Dynamics/Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon Day Superiority Jet Fighter
1977 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon

1966 - 1998 - Lockheed SR-71
1966 – 1998 Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird

1953 - 1958 - Douglas DC-7. First Pressurized Douglas Four Engined Airliner.
1953 – 1958 Douglas DC-7

1958 - French Sud Aviation Caravelle Jet Airliner - In service for over 20 years with various models.
1958 Sud Aviation Caravelle

1969 - 2003 - First Commercial Supersonic Jet Transport. Built by both the French & British.
1969 – 2003 Concorde

1969 to Present - Boeing 747-8. First
1969 – Present Boeing 747-8

2009 - Currently Flying. Named the Dreamliner it has first widespread use of high-tech non metallic structural members.
2009 – Present Boeing 787

1984 - Currently Operating: Airbus A320 Narrow Body Airliner.
1984 – Currently Operating Airbus A320

2005 - Currently Operating.
2005 – Currently Operating Airbus A380

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