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The Boeing 727 returns to its 1960s glamour to take you on a tour of modern aviation.

It’s been more than 25 years since the 727 landed at MSI. Turns out that was just the beginning. In a newly reimagined exhibit, Take Flight celebrates the historic United Airlines plane and explores how the airline industry connects people around the world.

See a section of the 727 as it looked on its first flights in 1964. We also peeled back the skin of the airplane to show mechanical, electronic and hydraulic systems. Learn about the science behind side effects passengers may experience at high altitudes, like turbulence and dehydration, and ways to overcome them. Talk to United Airlines pilots who volunteer at the exhibit, sharing stories about their career and answering questions about how planes fly.

Take Flight is included in Museum Entry.

Take Flight is supported by Boeing and United Airlines.