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Open Cockpits Weekend

27 - 28 June 2020

This year our Armed Forces Weekend will fall part of Our Open Cockpits Weekend which will be held from 10.00am until 4.00pm giving guests plenty of time to gain access / close view the aircraft selected and enjoy all the Museum hangars and facilities.

Open Cockpits
During the day, guests will be able to speak many of our experienced and highly knowledgeable staff and volunteers who will be able to share aircraft information and answer any questions you may have. 

Please see below the list of aircraft available for close viewing and access 

War in the Air
Hawker Hurricane IIc (close view)
Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop (close view)
Junkers Ju88R-1 (close view)

Hangar 1
Vickers Varsity T Mk I
Scottish Aviation Bulldog T Mk 1
Hawker Siddeley Andover E3A

National Cold War Exhibition 
General Dynamics F-111F-CF
Vickers Valiant B1
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
External (weather permitting)
Vickers VC10
Lockheed Hercules C130K Mk3
Scottish Aviation Jetstream T Mk1

Open Cockpits
Access into the cockpits is via sets of ladders, you must be physically able to climb these and lift your legs in and out of the cockpits.  A minimum height requirement of 1.07 metres applies. Please note that size of cockpits vary, if the museum feels that it is not safe or possible for you to access a cockpit we reserve the right to refuse access. Please read the terms and conditions on the ticket booking page before making payment. 

Tickets cost £13.50 per person - advance only. 
Serving personnel and veterans special price of £6.75 - please have your service / staff number ready on checkout 

Please note parking charges are included in the ticket price.
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The Museum will be open as normal however you will require a ticket to gain access to the aircraft. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for aircraft access.

We have produced a special Log Book which can be purchased for just a £1.00 in advance, allowing you to keep a record during the event!

Log Book



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