After many years of research and several attempts to acquire a Boeing 707 cockpit I finally managed to secure the cockpit section of a Boeing 707. Originally delivered to the Saudi Arabian Airlines this cockpit section was stored in England for more than a decade. This cockpit was in the best technical condition compared to many other 707 cockpits. Although it requires some modifications to earlier 707 layouts it is the ideal candidate for such a complex simulator conversion.
The Boeing 707 entered commercial service with Lufthansa in 1960 and revolutionized air travel. Dominating passenger air transport in the 1960s and remaining common through the 1970s, the 707 is generally credited with ushering in the Jet Age. Furthermore, the “7-o-7” was a highly elegant and technically advanced flying symbol for the emerging West German – U.S. Trans-Atlantic cooperation after the war.