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By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 23, 2014

A rare opportunity to get the pilot's eyeview at Cosford this May

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TICKETS for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at RAF Museum Cosford, will go on sale from 24th February.

Just 300 tickets will be available for this exclusive evening on Saturday 10th May, where a wide range of aircraft will be available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes.

The lucky three hundred will be able to get a feel for what it was like to fly these much-loved machines by entering their cockpits and, in addition to this, will have exclusive after-hours access to the museum which displays a collection of over 70 aircraft, military vehicles, engines and aviation artefacts within three wartime hangars and the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition.

The event, which is held twice a year in May and September, was a complete sell out in 2013 and 2012, with tickets sold out in a matter of days. Organisers are confident that this year's event in May will be just as popular based on the number of enquiries received so far. Accordingly, the museum is advising aviation fans to book early to avoid disappointment.

The evening will commence at 6pm and finish at 9pm, with numbers onto the museum site strictly limited to 300 people – providing enthusiasts with three hours to examine Cosford's historic and wondrous aircraft in an exclusive environment.

Admission is by advance ticket only; tickets cost £12.50 per person and will go on sale from Monday 24th February available through the museum's website. Members' price £10.00 per ticket (please note membership cards will need to be shown on entry to the event). Parking charges are included in the ticket price. Minimum height restrictions of 1.07 metres will apply.

The museum will close at 5pm on Saturday 10th May in order to set up for the Open Cockpits Evening. A detailed list of aircraft open on the night will be issued nearer the time.

For further information on the event or to purchase your tickets online visit www.rafmuseum.org.

If you're not lucky enough to snap up a ticket, a second Open Cockpits Evening will take place on Saturday 20th September 2014.

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