Plan your visit, see when the RAF Museum Cosford is open. Contact us on 01902 376 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum Cosford by car, train, bus or bike.
Enjoy lunch in Refuel with views overlooking the airfield. The Cold War Cafe in the National Cold War Exhibition is ideal for morning coffee and a cake.
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
A car parking charge Is payable
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Plan a day, see the opening hours & closure dates for RAF Museum London. Contact us on 020 8205 2266 or email@example.com
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Discover our brand new green space in which to picnic and relax
Explore our brand new outdoor playground
We now have six charging points for electric vehicles
When you need to refuel during your visit why not visit Claude's between Hangars 2 and 6? At this eatery you will find a variety of delicious home-made offerings to suit all tastes and pockets
Step back into time and onto Lancaster Bomber 'G for George' to witness this iconic campaign
Sit in our Mk16 Spitfire and receive a tour of its cockpit or try out our new virtual reality experience and pilot your own Spitfire. Charges apply.
Specially created for visitors 3 - 8 by our Access and Learning Team
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Join the RAF Museum as a volunteer and create a unique experience for yourself and our visitors. Bring your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills or try something new.
A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for (everyone!)
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
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Student pilots join the Royal Air Force (RAF) either as direct entrants or graduate entrants. The first step in becoming an RAF pilot is the 30 week Initial Officer Training course at RAF Cranwell. This course is designed to prepare entrants for their responsibilities as RAF junior officers. The course includes drill, assault courses, initiative tests and survival training.
On completion, students proceed to one of the three, RAF Elementary Flying Training Schools (EFTS). Each year around 160 students pass through these Schools. The elementary course takes about four months to complete, during which time pupils receive flying lessons in the Grob Tutor, academic instruction and general service training. Students must pass a final handling test before they are deemed qualified to progress further. By the end of the course instructors will be able to stream pupils into either the fast jet, rotary wing (helicopters), or multi-engine pathway.
Once the student pilots enter a particular pathway, their specialist training begins. Each pathway requires very different skills and not all pupils are able to master them. Pilots can be 're-streamed' if found unsuitable for one class of aircraft.
A pilot's training is completed at an Operational Conversion Unit. There are currently six conversion units in the RAF that prepare aircrew for operations on a particular type or types of aircraft.
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