Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Smithsonian Opens B747
Northwest Airlines operated the very first Boeing 747 (It was a "dash" 100 series) and when they retired the aircraft they donated it to the Smithsonian Institute, with the museum planning to open a Air and Space exhibit around the ship. This portion of the museum was just opened to the public for the first time.
I was in Washington DC back in September and I always try to make a "pilgrimage" to the Air and Space museum and took a picture of the final stages of the construction. Also included is a picture of the Spirit of St. Louis, which hangs from the ceiling just as you walk into the main lobby.