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Free cockpit access to Vulcan at Newark Air Museum

On the weekend of 16 and 17 September 2023 it will be sixty (60) years since Avro Vulcan XM594 entered operational squadron service with the Royal Air Force Vulcan Wing at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.
To mark the anniversary, the Newark Air Museum (NAM) is hosting an Anniversary event at its site in eastern Nottinghamshire, close to the county border with Lincolnshire.

The event is giving members of the museum’s Cockpit Opening Team the opportunity to provide FREE cockpit access to the Vulcan, to those people on the Reserve List for the 40th Anniversary event in February 2023.

Participants for the free cockpit access to XM594 are being notified of their timed ticket arrival time for going on board the aircraft, where they will be hosted by several former Vulcan personnel.

Throughout the weekend various Vulcan related displays are being hosted around the museum site and in the display hangars.

On the Saturday NAM have an Aeroboot/Aerojumble aviation sale taking place, where people can search for various aviation items that will be on sale.

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In addition, a series of talks by ex-Vulcan aircrew is planned to take place throughout the weekend in the Dambusters Hut; whilst various former Vulcan air and ground crew will be hosting walk-round tours of the XM594.

During the weekend various other museum aircraft and cockpits will be opening for viewing, as per normal, a small additional fee/donation is charged for access to these aircraft.

The event is open to the public and normal museum admission rates will apply.

Newark Air Museum, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY

Email: enquire@newarkairmuseum.org

Website: www.newarkairmuseum.org

Open: 1000 – 1700 hours (last admission 1600 hours)

 

Admission: Adults £10.00, Over 65s £10.00, Children £5.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £28.00. Appointments are preferred for Group [15 plus people] visits, although not essential and a party rate booking information pack is available on application.

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