Milton Keynes Aviation Society
enthusing about aviation since the year 2000
Friday October 24th 2014
RAF Museum Cosford plus Michael Beetham Conservation Centre
One of the country’s great aviation museums and a chance to see their “behind the scenes” conservation area as well. The morning will be spent in the Museum itself and we have asked for a guided tour of the Test Flight section of the museum which houses some of our iconic experimental aircraft such as the Avro 707 and Bristol 188. In the afternoon we will spend some time at the Michael Beetham Conservation centre where they carry out major restoration projects and we hope this will include a talk on the Dornier 17 rescued from the English Channel last year.
Cost will be £5 per head for the two guided tours. Museum entrance itself is free but car parking charges do apply.
Tuesday March 3rd 2015
Chester / Hawarden Airfield
A visit to this airfield where we will have tour of their general aviation facilities and also see the collection of stored Russian aircraft including Antonov-2s. Mil-2s, two Sukhois and a MiG-23 fighter/bomber. Please note that the tour does not include the Airbus or Marshalls facilities at the airport and no photography will be allowed whilst inside the airport.
Cost will be £5 per head and there are 12 places are available.
Thursday March 19th 2015
We are invited to join members of the Herts Aviation Society on their visit to see the United States Air Force F-15 Eagles at Lakenheath. We hope to visit the tower and also the end of the runway for photography as well as getting to see at least one F-15 at close quarters.
Cost will depend on numbers and will include the coach required.
Monday / Tuesday April 20th / 21st 2015
RNAS Culdrose and the International Helicopter Museum
On Monday we have a tour of RNAS Culdrose, the largest helicopter base in Europe, with its squadrons of Sea Kings, Merlins, and Hawks. We will visit all the based units and also the nearby satellite airfield at Predannack to see the collection of retired aircraft used by the Royal Navy School of Firefighting. On Tuesday, we have the International Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare to ourselves including access to their stored collection of helicopters which are not normally available for viewing.
We are limited to 15 places for this combined visit and the cost will be £20. Travel and accommodation are down to you to arrange individually or in groups but I will provide some ideas for suitable accommodation next month.
Tuesday April 21st 2015
The International Helicopter Museum
The museum is opening up especially for us on this date so there is no limit on numbers and so I can offer this visit as a standalone option in addition to the combined visit with Culdrose.
The cost will be £10 which includes access to the stored aircraft collection which is normally only open to the public twice a year.
For all visit bookings please contact our Visits Organiser (see the 'Contact Us' page for details).
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