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Newark’s CockpitFest has become an institution for aviation enthusiasts. Ken Ellis explains why

CockpitFest has appeal for all the family!


There’s nothing like getting close to classic aircraft or even better, easing into a cockpit. This luxury is increasingly a ‘nono’, with many museums shunning the opportunity due to health and safety or insurance concerns – but Newark Air Museum has devised an event that has become immensely popular, and this year celebrates its 20th birthday.

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