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The Vulcan and Cold War Experience – Pilot Edition

17 January 2020

4.00pm - 8.00pm




The Vulcan Experience
 

Ticket holders will have the chance to gain special access inside one of the Cold War’s most iconic aircraft; the Avro Vulcan B.2, and learn from our Vulcan team the story of uncertainty and tension that loomed over the world for decades. You will be allowed to climb in to and take a seat in the cockpit of the Vulcan. This is a rare opportunity to experience what it was like to fly this great aircraft. 

Vulcan ticket holders will also be given a full ground tour, with the chance to get up and close to other significant Cold War aircraft, including the BAC Lightning F.6, the Handley Page Victor K2, and the English Electric Canberra PR3, and hear the fascinating real-life stories of the people who flew the aircraft. A drop in opportunity will also be available to get inside the pilot seat of the McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2.

Time slots for the Vulcan are available from 4.00pm to 5.00pm before the talk and again from 6.40pm to 7.40pm; it is one person per session. The tours will run from 5.00pm to 5.30pm and again at 7.30pm to 8.00pm. *

Only a limited number of tickets are available for this experience so make sure you book in advance!

* Please ensure that you attend a tour that doesn't coincide with your Vulcan session.


Talk: Andrew Brookes – Vulcans in the Cold War (5.30pm - 6.30pm)

Join Andrew under XL318, the first Vulcan he ever flew. As author of five books on the V-Force, Andrew will give an overview of how the Vulcan developed in RAF service and how, if all else failed, it would have gone to nuclear war. 


Andrew Brookes (3rd from right) with his 35 Squadron Vulcan crew

Andrew Brookes (3rd from right) with his 35 Squadron Vulcan crew

Tickets:

Vulcan and Cold War Full Experience: £50.00  This includes access inside the Vulcan and Phantom, talk and tour 

Standard Talk Ticket: £8.00 This will allow you access to the Museum after hours and the chance to hear the talk. Please note that you will not be able to attend the tour or access any aircraft with this ticket. 

 


Access Terms & Conditions for The Vulcan and Cold War Experience Full Ticket:


  • For the Vulcan you must be physically fit to climb two ladders, pulling your body weight up them. There is a narrow gap between the pilots seat which some visitors may not be able to access.
  • The Phantom requires you to climb a number of steps and to climb over the side of the aircraft; you must be able to support your own body weight when climbing in and out.
  • You must be over the age of 16 to purchase a ticket and access the cockpits.
  • 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 may take pictures once inside the cockpits – please come with a camera that can be zipped into a pocket or a camera with a strap.
  • If your Aircraft Access Volunteer feels it is not safe or possible for you to access the cockpits of either the Phantom or the Vulcan then we reserve the right to refuse access.
  • Please arrive for your access slot on time, if you are running late and miss your booked time then the Museum reserves the right to refuse access.
  • The Museum does not offer refunds for missed bookings or 'no shows'
  • Each experience ticket, and subsequent session booked, is only valid for one person. If you wish to book more than one ticket we would recommend booking two consecutive sessions. 

By purchasing a ticket for Vulcan and Cold War Experience you are agreeing to adhere to the Museum's terms and conditions as above.

For more information about the Cold War Experience or if you have any questions please email us at whatson@rafmuseum.org

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