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Family Day 2018

Come and have family fun with an aviation theme!

Bring your family to the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum’s ‘Family Day’ on Sunday 26 August between 1000 and 1700 hours – fun for the whole family all day with both indoor and outdoor children’s activities. The indoor activities include designing and colouring squadron badges, making paper aeroplanes, learning and using the Morse Code and Phonetic Alphabet and dressing up as a pilot.

It is hoped that present on the day will be an ambulance and a West Sussex fire engine (subject to operational requirements) for the children to explore. Chichester’s Air Training Corps Cadets will provide drill demonstrations. Outside, in addition to other interesting stalls there will be demonstrations of radio controlled model tanks. Children will have the opportunity to try their hand at driving the tanks and firing the guns!

For the children there will also be readings of extracts from W.E. Johns’ ‘Biggles’ books.

In the afternoon, subject to aircraft availability and weather, we are hoping again to have a FlyBy by a Supermarine Spitfire. Try your skills at flying our simulators including for the adults our ever popular Lightning fast jet which now has enhanced graphics making your experience even more exciting and realistic. Enter a competition and try your hand at dropping bombs on a target from a radio controlled Lancaster model. A unique opportunity – sit in the cockpits of the Museum’s two Hawker Harrier jump jets. Subject to weather other famous aircraft cockpits will be open.

When you need a refreshment break, look no further that our NAAFI tea-room, beer tent and burger bar. Relax and listen to the music of the 40s and 50s from Angel Radio’s Pete Cross.

With easy access, free parking – all you need to do is enjoy the day!

We look forward to seeing you.

Special reduced rates for Family Day of £7 for adults, £3 for children and a family ticket of £17 (2 adults and 2 children).


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