I have to visit any aviation museum that is easily accessible from a city I am in, and when I visited Seattle some time ago I had to go to the ‘Museum of Flight’.
What a pity Concorde does not fly any more. Did you know that here have been more U.S. astronauts than Concorde pilots ?!
Air Force One
Boeing AWACS for Royal Saudi Air Force
The sale of surveillance planes to Saudi Arabia by the Reagan administration (some 25 years ago) was a controversial part (it was objected by Israel) of what was then the largest foreign arms sale in US history.
Sorry, but I cannot help it, from the ‘Top Gun’ movie:
I cannot say I am a car enthusiast (as a matter of fact I don’t own one) but I wanted to visit the BMW Museum especially as it is located near the Olympiapark that was on my list too.
BMW stands for “Bayerische Motoren Werke” (“Bavarian Motor Works”) and the attendance figures of the museum are, after the Deutsches Museum and the Pinakothek der Moderne, the highest in Munich.
BMW 3/15 PS, the first BMW car made under licence from the British Austin Motor Company. I couldn’t help but think of what has become of Austin (it disappeared) and what of BMW.
BMW R32 was the first motorcycle produced by BMW
Some jab at the arch-rival Stuttgart based Mercedes, the ad poster says: “A Mercedes can also bring the joy of drive.”
BMW C1, I saw them first time when I was in Germany some 10 years ago and I thought it was such a cool concept. However, the production ceased in October 2002 as it seems this type of scooter didn’t catch on. C1 was never made available in North America.
You have seen them in WWII movies and until now I didn’t know they were BMW.
They stop selling tickets at 4 pm and subsequently no-one is asking for them. Hence, the entry is de facto free for the last hour. I don’t know whether it happens every day but this is what I noticed when I left the museum.
In the museum there is a replica of Fokker Dr. I. that was flown by the famous Red Baron.
Royal Guardsmen – Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron
This is an invention difficult to understand, firing through the blades of a propeller.
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven (more than 61,000,000 views)