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100 Open Cockpits and Cabs - 27 April

27 April 2018

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Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm 
Cost: £13.50 per person (plus a 50p booking fee), £10.00 for Museum Members 

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. These events will take place throughout the year at both sites, and we will open 10-15 aircraft or vehicles each time.  

Purchase your tickets here

In London, we will be running 4 events throughout 2018; with each event focusing on a selection of different aircraft and vehicles. Some of the cockpits and cabs you will be able to step behind the scenes and peer inside using steps, on other occasions you might even be able to get access and sit inside. The event will allow you to get a feel for what it was like to fly or drive these much loved machines. A member of the Aircraft Access team will be next to each aircraft to share information and the stories of the people who flew them. 

In total, there will be 50 cockpits and cabs opened in London this year. If you come to the Open
Cockpits and Cabs evening this April you will see…

  • Zepher 4*
  • Willeys Jeep*
  • Standard Vanguard*
  • Westland Wessex* 
  • De Havilland Chipmunk*
  • Avro Vulcan* 
  • Heinkel He 162A-2
  • Bristol Bulldog MkIIA
  • Heinkel III
  • Supermarine Stranraer
  • Airspeed Oxford 1 
  • Bristol Blenhiem

*These cockpits and cabs are accessible and we will allow you to sit inside. Please note that you must be over the age of 16 to access the Vulcan. 

Please read our terms and conditions before purchasing tickets. Minimum age of 12 and a height restriction of 1.07 metres will apply for all of the events. 

For more information about the event please download our FAQs document. 

Tickets cost £13.50 per person (plus a 50p booking fee) with members tickets £10.00 per ticket (please note membership cards will need to be shown on entry to the event).  To guarantee entry to the event please purchase your ticket in advance online. 

The evening will commence at 6.00pm and finish at 9.00pm. The nearest tube to the Museum is Colindale, which is only a 10 minute walk away. If you are driving please note that parking charges are included in the ticket price. The Wessex Café will be open and serving a range of light bites and refreshments. 

You can purchase our very special Log Book to keep track of the aircraft that you see throughout the year, for just £1! Why not try to get the whole 100? 

Our logbooks specially created for 100 Cockpits and Cabs

Additional dates for the 2018 100 Cockpits and Cabs events are:

  • Friday 21 September 

  • Saturday 8 December

For details of the RAF Museum Cosford 100 Open Cockpit and Cabs events please click here.

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Attending 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.


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