RAF Museum Cosford Trip
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By Cdt Cameron Schofield - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
On May 4th (Star Wars Day) I went with other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron to The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford .
It was amazing to go to the museum which is actually opposite from RAF Cosford’s airfield, you could actually see aircraft taking off and landing. We could also see the giant winch that was being used to launch the Viking Gliders.
When we arrived the first plane we saw was the Hercules C-130 which is sat outside the museum. At the end of the day we had the change take a few pictures of the aircraft and take a close up view of the aircraft.
Inside the first hanger we saw the museum’s collection of transport and training aircraft and also trainers that teach aircrew a variety of skills they have to master before the can become operational. Next we saw aircraft from both World Wars such as Bristol Fighter, Spitfire, Hurricane, Focke Wulf, Meserschmitt and my favourite the Mosquito.
We then moved onto another building which housed various engines, which was very interesting. We got to look at what engine goes with what aircraft and also we had the knowledge of Mr Rogers to explain to us how they work.
After lunch we were able to have a look around the museum in small groups, I was able to spend some time sketch some of the aircraft.
It was a great day and I would love to go back another day
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