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100 Cockpits and Cabs - 9 February

9 February 2018

Bristol 188

Date: 9 February 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: £13.50 per person, £10.00 for Museum Members and £100.00 for all events at both sites (booking fee applies).

To celebrate the 100 years since the formation of the RAF, London and Cosford will be offering visitors the rare and exciting chance to get a closer look inside 100 cockpits and vehicles from our collection during our Open Cockpit and Cab events which take place during four events at each site.

New for 2018; expanding from our usual Open Cockpits evening events 300 lucky ticket holders will have the opportunity to view a wide range of aircraft and vehicles which aren’t usually opened to the public.  The event will allow you to get a feel for what it was like to fly or drive these much loved machines.

We will be running four events this year; with each one focusing on a different hangar and theme.  We will also be adding two daytime events, in May and September!  

The list of Aircraft and cabs available for close viewing and the location of these are below

         Test Flight 

  • British Aircraft Corporation TSR 2 (close view only)
  • SEPECAT Jaguar ACT Demonstrator
  • Fairey FD2
  • Saunders-Roe SR53
  • Hawker-Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1 (close view only)

        War In The Air 

  • Avro Lincoln B2 (limited access)
  • Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka
  • Kawasaki Ki-1001b
  • Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop (close view only)
  • Supermarine Spitfire I (close view only)
  • Messerschmitt Me 163B-1a Komet
  • Lister Works Truck

We will be publishing the Aircraft and Cabs list for the additional dates for the 2018 100 Cockpits and Cabs events soon. The dates for the other 100 Cockpits and Cabs events are:

  • Saturday 19 May
  • Saturday 15 September
  • Friday 7 December 

Admission is by advance ticket only; tickets cost £13.50 per person with members tickets £10.00 per ticket (please note membership cards will need to be shown on entry to the event). Please note a 50p booking fee applies.  

We have produced a special Log Book which can be purchased in advance of the event, allowing you to keep a record during the event!

Want to tick off all 100 cockpits, why not book all eight events across our two sites, for a special centenary price of £100 – saving £62.50!

Purchase Tickets Here

The evening event itself will commence at 6.00pm and finish at 9.00pm, with numbers onto the Museum site strictly limited to 300 people – providing enthusiasts with three hours to get up close to the Museum’s historic and wondrous aircraft in an exclusive evening event. 

Parking charges are included in the ticket price.
Minimum height restrictions of 1.07 metres will apply.

RAF100 Appeal LogoAttending the exclusive Open Cockpits and Cabs events is an opportunity to raise vital funds for the RAF100 Appeal, which is a joint venture between the Royal Air Force and the four major RAF charities – the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Forces Association, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and the Royal Air Force Museum. The aim of the Appeal is to raise money for the RAF family and to create a lasting legacy as we celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

For details of the London events please click here.

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