The French-built SPAD XIII biplane was one of the most effective fighters of World War I. The aircraft at the National Museum of the Air Force never saw combat, but is painted in the markings of WWI ace Eddie Rickenbacker of the 94th Pursuit Squadron.
Source: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of airplane cockpits in 2005, and has documented historic aircraft in a variety of collections, including the Heritage Flight Museum, the Museum of Flight, Tillamook Air Museum, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. A full set of his cockpit views is available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iPads and iPhones. Keep visiting this site (airspacemag.com/panorama), as we regularly add more of Jansma’s cockpit views to the gallery below.