Classic British military aircraft to be available for close-up inspection on 9-10 September
The RAF Manston History Museum is holding an Open Cockpit Weekend on Saturday 9-Sunday 10 September. Complete aircraft with their cockpits open are expected to comprise Auster V RT486, Lightning F6 XR770 and Wessex HU5 XS482, while the nose sections of Buccaneer S2B XV352, Canberra B15 WT205, Nimrod MR2 XV229 and Victor K2 XL190 will be involved as well.
Other attractions include rides on a fire engine and armoured vehicle, and a live Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The rest of the museum on the former airfield in Kent will all be open too. The event is not weather-dependent, and catering will be offered by various outlets. The museum’s new app can be downloaded in order to hear commentary on the exhibits as you walk around.
Prices are £5.50 per adult and £2.50 per child; other tickets are available. Car parking is free. For more information, visit rafmanston.co.uk.