The Cockpit of the beautifully restored and still airworthy B-17G called “Liberty Belle”. What a treat to have finally been able to see the entire interior of this plane. It is amazing how deceivingly small and cramped it is. I cannot even imagine to fly in one with FLAK going off all around and fighter planes trying to shoot you down, with no climate control system whatsoever. A couple of veterans that flew on B-17’s in WWII were at the airport, got to sign the Pilot’s Logbook and shared some of their harrowing stories, including having to endure temperatures at -30F. Amazing, simply amazing. At first I found the 2 pairs of gloves on the “dash” a little distracting, but I really like them there now. Best viewed in Large.
This is an HDR image created from a sigle RAW file using ReDynaMix. Image was further post-processed in CS3.
Taken with Nikon D300 and Tokina 12-24mm lens.