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Enjoy lunch in the Refuel Restaurant with views overlooking the airfield. The Citroen Van in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
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When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit the Wessex Café in Historic Hangars? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
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Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
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Without you assistance we would not be able to care for our collections, read our varied audiences or share our objects with a world wide audience.
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The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation ensures that the shared aviation heritage of the USA and the UK is kept alive in the memories of our two great nations.
By 1938 pupil pilots attended two-month, civilian-run, elementary training courses at an Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School. They learnt aviation theory and logged 55 hours flying (with an average of 29 dual and 26 solo).
Candidates selected for commissioning were sent to the RAF Depot at Uxbridge for two weeks' officer training. Serving airmen training as pilots went directly to an RAF Flying Training School (FTS).
The course at a Service-run FTS lasted six months and covered both intermediate and advanced training. Students could expect to log about 90 hours airborne (with an average of 25 dual and 65 solo) and were taught night, formation and instrument flying, navigation and gunnery. At the end of the course students received their Pilot's Wings and were selected for training to fly fighters or heavier types of aircraft.
Having qualified as pilots, further training was undertaken with operational units.
RAF training pathway for pilots, early 1938
Pilot's Notes' were introduced in the late 1930s to help pilots cope with the new high-performance monoplanes entering service. Written by a team of CFS instructors, these useful manuals are still produced for RAF aircraft today.
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