AeroAntique- Warbird instruments & artifacts
Posted 20 November 2016 - 12:29 AM
Posted 22 November 2016 - 08:34 PM
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Posted 22 November 2016 - 09:37 PM
I like to encourage those interested in military aviation history to have a small collection of artifacts (1-3 items) displayed for friends and family. What occurs when they see them is quite interesting:
Folks visually stumble upon the items, which are very unique, and invariably ask about them. If you've done just a small bit of research, you can engage them with very compelling stories that relate the courage, intelligence, and compassion of those who designed or relied upon these items and contributed to history of mankind in our century.
For example, I have an early 1900's tachometer that is identical to the one used in Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis, which leads to a story about the adventure of flying across the Atlantic on instruments and dead-reckoning. I have a cockpit window to a B-17 bomber, and we imagine the flak witnessed in front of the pilot through that window. A machspeed indicator leads to a conversation of how challenging it was for a human to achieve and surpass the speed of sound.
These artifacts reflect the 20th century history of man, of technology, and of geopolitics. What a terrific way to share this history with others.
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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:12 PM
Historical fire with a touch of romanticism. Beautiful, just beautiful.
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