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.

Boeing B707 Simulator

Original LH707 cockpit

The cockpit section will be extensively modified, painted and converted to 100% Lufthansa Boeing 707-330B  standard. I was able to secure several hundred pounds of parts, instruments and panels from various Lufthansa 707s around the world making this endeavor possible. The cockpit will arrive in my small aviation museum near Munich, Germany in September 2019 and will go on display alongside the only Air France SE-210 Caravelle active flight simulator in the world. However, this is a NON COMMERCIAL project unlike the Caravelle simulator. I will share much of my knowledge and progress on this website. Please consider supporting this unique project – every dollar counts.

If you doubt the ambition and know how of this project please see this youtube video.

 

 

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