Sunday, 16 October 2016

1st North Sea east coast winter storm of winter; Pt 2 of 4; Rain stops play so visit to Museum of Flight...


Saturday morning dawned horrid with mist and rain so i took Mike to East Fortune Museum of Flight and New upgraded  hangers are superb!,  as always when you walk into the Concorde hanger you cannot help but be amazed at this iconic aircraft...







"Going Supersonic give me Gin and Tonic"...  or a coffee...






Jet engines are everywhere...



Long before the Jet age East Fortune was made famous as an Airship Airbase and the first Trans Atlantic crossing by Airship R34 that left from here in 1919...

By 1940 Fighter pilots flew from here along with young training pilots of various Operational training Units (OTU)  Squadrons


The Humbie Heinkel... and it`s pilot...


Star of this museum for myself is a symbol of Britain made famous in the summer of 1940 and since has been recognised as the most famous British aircraft of WW2, The Supermarine Spitfire...

Below is a polished V12 Rolls Royce Merlin engine...





Nearby the Cold War Mig Jet..



And vertical take off and land Harrier Jump Jet...


And one of the most famous Jets the English Electric Lightening...




Beside the Tornado...

And Jaguar




Outside sits the iconic Vulcan Bomber...



Rain would be off by mid afternoon so time to go ride bikes!....

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