Plan your day, 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 Citroen Van 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.
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How to find us and travel to the RAF Museum London by car, train, bus or bike.
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
The Royal Air Force Museum Shop has a gift for everyone one from pocket money toys to specialist aviation gifts.
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.
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Find out how to become a member and support the RAF Museum.
There are lots of ways you can support us.
Get more from the Museum and be part of the RAF Story
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!)
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.
Two of our Trustees set out on an epic walk-a-thon in aid of the RAF Museum Centenary Programme.
If you have any questions about supporting the RAF Museum, here you can find out how to contact our Fundraising Department.
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.
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Flying a helicopter is challenging and very different from a pilot's elementary training on the Grob Tutor. RAF helicopter pupils must learn additional skills such as crew management and basic search and rescue before they gain their Pilot's Wings. The helicopter course is a mix of flying training and ground school instruction, including time spent on a Griffin simulator. As well as gaining flying skills helicopter pupils also take survival and leadership courses.
All helicopter training is carried out at the Defence Helicopter Flying School, RAF Shawbury, which provides instruction for pupils from all three Services using the the Bell Griffin HT1 and Eurocopter Squirrel HT1. There are three units based there which deal with different phases of helicopter training:
660 Squadron for basic single engine training
705 Squadron for advanced single engine training
60 (R) Squadron for multi-engine training
SARTU, based at RAF Valley, carries out search and rescue training.
Once helicopter pilots receive their Wings they graduate to an Operational Conversion Unit where they will be trained up on one of the five types of helicopter currently in RAF service.
Initial flying training teaches basic rotary wing skills and emergency handing, culminating in a first solo and handling check.
Advanced training is where basic skills are consolidated and developed into applied techniques:
In addition, pupils receive an introduction to tactical deployment, including operating from confined areas.
A short Search and rescue course provides training in mountain flying and maritime rescue winching. Students moving onto SAR duties complete an extended SAR course before going to a Sea King conversion unit.
Signed commemorative print from the Search and Rescue Training Unit, RAF Valley, 1999
Helicopter training notes, circa 1990
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