This Lockheed 10-E Electra was my favorite aircraft at the Museum of Flight. Its gleaming metal radiates the glamor of the early days of aviation. The pilots from that era were larger-than-life heroes who were constantly achieving new firsts. Aviation has tremendously matured from those early days. Twenty years after the 10-E was the jet age where the jet-setting passengers became glamorous. Today, air travel is safe, cheap and mundane but no modern airplane is as beautiful as an Electra. Today’s king of skies of is the A380 which may be a technological marvel but looks ugly and ungainly.