Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for takeover

At the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach we are able to tour the outside of a retired Qantas 747 Jumbo jet and then climb on board for a fascinating sticky beak at the cargo hold, black box (which is, in fact, orange), passenger cabins (Economy, Business and First Class) and cock pit. It is a tour that undeniably raises the bar for all future museum experiences. It's also a tour that presents its own unique challenge when - after entering the cockpit first and before the rest of the tour participants - one young Bihary (who shall remain anonymous) lets slip a "silent but deadly".  Obviously after months of travelling in a tin can, we're unfazed and can can still snap our photos, beaming broadly. Not sure whether the same can be said for those innocent folk who entered after us.

Biharys waiting to board.
Beneath the belly of the beast.
Inside the $10 million engine, blades safely behind perspex.
Caution! Children in Cockpit.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain, Darren  Bihary, speaking...
Right after we enter the toxic cockpit. Kids are engaged and non-plussed whilst dad pulls on an oxygen mask and struggles for air.