June 09, 2008 GMT
17. Seattle

Seattle - 55 days of sunshine a year, 310 days of overcast and drizzle
say no more

Short ride 2.5 hours from Kelso to Seattle, cold and wet and dodging trucks
on the Interstate all the way.

Kelso to Seattle

In 3D

Second day in Seattle overcast and drizzzzzle, cleanest city so far, grey everything
and a Dog Bakery

Marine Hwy

I walked down to the wharf, markets and alley's for the tourists

Pike Place Market



Smart Car

Oh! look a tunnel

For Busses? not sure what the tracks are for

Boeing Factory Tour (no pictures allowed)
The Boeing Factory, largest building by Volume in the world is that one on the left
with the blue doors, no cameras or cell phones allowed inside where you can fit
about a dozen 747's, its so big it looks small.
To put things into perspective, in the background there is a six lane freeway.
The pregnant plane on the right is a modified 747 used to bring large plane parts to the factory and the building behind it is the Paint Hangar.
30,000 people work here and they have shuttle busses from the car park to the


Jumbo Tail (these pictures are from the museum)

Experimental Kitchen Appliance

787 Cockpit

They put the engines in backwards on this one to see if the pilot would notice

Big Jet Engine

Museum of Flight, the sun came out for a few hours today, 1 down 54 to go.
The SR71 Blackbird, it is huge considering it is the fastest plane ever and it was designed in 1976.

Blackbird Engine



Blackbird Cockpit

Blackbird seat, no ergonomics, they made 'em tough in 1976


Concorde Cockpit

Inside Concorde

Concorde Bald Tyres, no wonder it crashed

Lunar Rover, this thing went to the moon

Wire Mesh Tyres

Claustrobia Central, 3 guys had to fit in there


Two and Three

Old Antagonists in the Indo-Pak War, they look like toys next to modern fighters
Sabre Jet

Mig 15

What is that?

Vietnam War Adversaries
Phantom F4

Mig 21

Airforce 1 from a very long time ago

Some of the passengers


Don't laugh, some famous rear ends graced this throne

Still alive

Posted by Chris Desmond at June 09, 2008 06:41 AM GMT

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