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Cosford’s Open Cockpit Event

Photo: Cosford's TSR2


The EAP at Cosford.

Aviation fans will have the rare opportunity to take seat inside the cockpit of the Cold War era BAC TSR2 and get a close look inside the Second World War Junkers Ju 88 at the final ‘100 Cockpits and Cabs’ event, which takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Friday 7 December. (Minimum height restrictions apply.)

The series of events, which have celebrated the RAF centenary throughout 2018 at the museum’s Cosford and London sites, has given ticket holders exclusive access to 100 aircraft and vehicles, spanning the service’s entire career. The series concludes at Cosford in December, themed around aircraft and vehicles from the museum’s Test Flight and War in the Air collections.

Aircraft due to be open are the BAC TSR2, the British Aerospace EAP (close view only), the Junkers Ju 88R-1, Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8/R6, Hawker Hurricane IIc (close view only), Sopwith Pup (close view only), Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I (close view only), and the museum’s latest arrival the Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3.

Cosford’s TSR2

A total of 300 tickets are available for the event and aviation fans will have up to three hours to enjoy the exclusive after-hours access from 6pm-9pm. The museum will close at 4pm, however the visitor centre and ‘Refuel’ restaurant will remain open for ticket holders, before doors to the aircraft and vehicles open at 6pm. Tickets are now available to purchase through the Museum’s website and cost £13.50 per person which includes parking.

The museum’s Fw 190.

The RAFM’s Ju 88.

The TSR2 at the RAF Museum Cosford. All images via the RAF Museum

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