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Open Cockpits Weekend

22 - 23 June 2019

Our Open Cockpits Weekend events 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.

Hercules at Cosford Open Cockpits

For our June Open Cockpits event the aircraft open for access will be in the National Cold War Exhibition, Hangar 1 (transport and training) and in the Museum grounds. 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. 

We will be running another Open Cockpits Weekend event during October which will focus on a section of aircraft in our Test Flight and War in the Air hangars. More detail on this can be found by clicking here!

The list of aircraft and cabs available for close viewing and the location of these are below, this list may be subject to change:

External

  • Vickers VC10
  • Lockheed Hercules C130K Mk3
  • Scottish Aviation Jetstream T Mk1

Hangar 1*

  • Hawker Siddeley Andover E3A
  • Vickers Varsity T Mk I
  • Hunting Percival Pembroke C1
  • de Havilland Devon
  • Junkers Ju52/3M (CASA 352L)

National Cold War Exhibition*

  • General Dynamics F-111F-CF
  • Short Brothers Belfast
  • Handley Page Hastings
  • Avro York C1
  • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG 21PF (close view)

* On Sunday 23 June aircraft listed in Hangar 1 will be open from 10.00am until 1.00pm, aircraft listed in the National Cold War Exhibition will be open from 1.00pm until 4.00pm. External aircraft will be open throughout the event 10.00am - 4.00pm

Tickets for this event are ideal for an unusual gift and they are on sale now via the website.  If you are purchasing tickets as a gift please email us with the details of the person you are buying for and you will receive a PDF certificate stating the experience name, date and time.

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 and can be purchased in advance. Places are limited to 300 and may be available on the day of the event on a first come first served basis.  Please note parking charges are included in the ticket price.

All those attending the event will require a ticket.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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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