Fighter Jet Experience: Sit in a Phantom
29 October - 30 October 2021
Location: Hangar 3
The McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2 is an iconic aircraft that formed a major part of the Royal Air Force’s combat aircraft strength for 23 years. We are now offering visitors the opportunity to sit in this fascinating piece of Cold War technology while our expert guides walk you through its history and cock-pit.
Sitting in the cockpit of a Phantom is a rare experience, so to make sure you’re prepped for the day please take note of our access restrictions before purchasing your tickets:
- You must be physically fit to climb and lift your legs and full body weight into the cockpit
- Please wear trousers or shorts. Skirts and dresses may prevent or restrict access
- Please wear flat shoes with a good grip on them. Please note: we cannot allow the public access without appropriate footwear.
- You are more than welcome to take pictures once inside the cockpit – please come with a camera that can be zipped into a pocket or a camera with a strap.
- The seat is 47cm wide and the entrance is 39cm wide with a 100cm clearance between the canopy and the side of the aircraft. You will be briefed on how to enter and exit the aircraft safely by a member of our team
- If the museum feels that it is not safe or possible for you to access the Phantom cockpit then we reserve the right to refuse access.
The experience will run from Friday 29 October – Saturday 30 October. There will be 20 minute sessions that you can book onto within the timings of 12pm -2pm and again at 3pm -4pm.
£10.00 per person
£15.00 (group ticket covers two people)
All ticket sales help support the RAF Museum.
Please arrive at the Phantom 5-10 minutes before your session is due to start.
The recommended minimum age is 8+ years. All children under 11 years must be assisted and supervised by their guardian for the duration of the experience. Children 11+ years must be able to access the cockpit unassisted if a guardian is not available to assist them.
Wearing of Facemasks
We strongly recommend that all visitors wear a face covering when visiting our galleries, shop and restaurant* unless they were previously exempt from doing so. You will not need to wear one when outside in our green spaces, unless it makes you more comfortable to do so. We would also ask that when in our buildings that our visitors be aware of others around them and where possible maintain a social distance of 1 metre.
*Except when seated.