This is the cockpit of a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane. The world’s first mass-produced airliner, it was visiting a local airport for the weekend, and I managed to find a little time to check it out (I didn’t have time for a ride unfortunately). Ford Motor Company built 199 Tri-Motors from 1926 through 1933, and interestingly, the first three Tri-Motors actually seated the pilot in an open cockpit, as many pilots at the time doubted a plane could be flown without the direct “feel of the wind”.
While this is a passenger plane that seats 10 people, there is very little room to move around inside, and there was no way I could use my tripod. So unfortunately the shot is not perfectly centered as I had to handhold for this shot down near the floor. And the reason that the sky looks different through the side and top windows is not because I tried blending different shots, but rather from some tinting of the glass on the overhead windows.