C-97 Flight Engineer Training Station
During and after World War II, large piston driven civilian and military aircraft required a special crewman to monitor their engines, electrical and environmental systems. This crewman, the Flight Engineer, ensured the smooth operation of these systems, freeing the pilots and other crewmen to concentrate on the mission. (See also, the Singer-Link Boeing 727 simulator) This particular station was used to train engineers on the Boeing C-97A “Stratofreighter” and KC-97 “Stratotanker”, a version of the C-97A used after World War II in the aerial refueling role. After World War II, Boeing produced a double deck, commercial version of the C-97 called the Boeing 377 “Stratocruiser”.
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is going to Mars!
As we make final preparations for the Wings of Eagles Mars Base Eagle exhibit, we will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC only on Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM or by appointment for school/group tours.
339 Daniel Zenker Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
Tour our 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Experience our collection through static displays, self guided mobile tours and flight simulators. Take home a momento from our Gift Shop to remember your visit and grab a bite to eat at the Wings Cafe. ‹more›