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Flight Simulation Event Heads to Cosford

Flight Simulation Event Heads to Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year.  Taking place on Saturday 7 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
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75 Years On – The Story Behind Hampden P1344’s Final Flight

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017.  The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Center Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members.  The evening lecture[Read More…]

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Wolverhampton Built Defiant Highlighting Open Cockpits Evening

The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017. The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1 joined the aircraft display at Cosford only a few short months ago and[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Modellers Gear Up For Flying Weekend

Modellers Gear Up For Flying Weekend

The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays.  Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun. Aircraft heading to the[Read More…]

by June 19, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
Me 262 Rejoins Cosford’s German Aircraft Collection

Me 262 Rejoins Cosford’s German Aircraft Collection

The most advanced fighter aircraft of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Me 262, has been transported by road to its new home at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.  This particular aircraft, Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a Schwalbe (Swallow) can already be seen by members of the public in its dismantled condition within one of the Museum’s display hangars. The Me[Read More…]