Cadets Visit Newark Air Museum
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By Cdt Owen Rothwell - 148 (Barnsley) Squadron
On 27th September myself and other Cadets from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron went on a trip to Newark Air Museum which is located on part of the former World War Two airfield of RAF Winthorpe. There are many things to look at including aircraft, helicopters, aeroplanes, aero engines and aviation exhibits
Once we arrived we were taken around by CI Rogers who has a vast amount of knowledge about all aircraft, he was happy to answer all our questions.
After lunch we were able to go around the museum on our own and explore. We were lucky enough to go inside the cockpit of the Vulcan, Sepecat Jaguar and also walk through the Avro Shackleton which was amazing experience. The museum staff were on hand to talk us through what we were looking at in the cockpits, some of them had actually been in the RAF and flown in the planes. My favourite part of the day was going inside the Vulcan. It was especially interesting get a real picture on how it was for the crew on the famous Black Buck mission.
We all had loads of fun and learned many new things, I would definitely recommend visiting the museum.
For more information please visit the Squadron website