Page last updated at 15:21 GMT, Monday, 4 August 2008 16:21 UK

Tram route uncovers aviation past

Flight simulator
It is thought the simulator was used to train air cadets in World War II

A flight simulator thought to be 50 years old has been discovered in a hut due to be demolished to make way for Edinburgh's tram system.

Officials from Transport Initiatives Edinburgh (TIE) found the machine after buying the land in the Saughton area of the city from the Air Training Corps.

The simulator is believed to have been used to train cadets for battle during World War II.

It will now be moved to the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.

John Monk, from TIE, the council-funded body responsible for the new tram system, said they had no idea the simulator was in the hut when they acquired the land.

He said: "When we discovered the thing inside we contacted the cadets to find out what it was and what we should do with it."


SEE ALSO
Tram work brings more disruption
27 Jul 08 |  Edinburgh, East and Fife
Tram route rates reduction call
27 Jul 08 |  Edinburgh, East and Fife
Trams project enters latest phase
30 Mar 08 |  Edinburgh, East and Fife

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific