Red Flight Simulators
Two Red Simulators are now available for public use, one of which is fully compatible with wheelchair use. Each of them enables visitors to “fly” a number of different types of aircraft associated with Tangmere including a de Havilland Chipmunk, the prototype Spitfire, a Lysander as used by No 161 Squadron to fly SOE agents into and out of French fields during the Second World War, the High Speed Hunter, a Gloster Meteor, a Hawker Hurricane and even affords the opportunity to attempt a Hunter flight under Tower Bridge in London – as performed by a No 1 Squadron pilot some years ago.
After trying out the simulator, visitors who wish to repeat the experience at home can do so (provided they have Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 installed on their computer) by purchasing a copy of “The Tangmere Flight Experience” CD from the Museum shop. This disc contains most of the aircraft used on the simulator and includes RAF Tangmere airfield scenery which was specially produced for the museum – an excellent acquisition for the princely sum of £10.00. (Please note that for copyright reasons, the prototype Spitfire and Lysander are not included on this disc. They may however, be purchased separately from specialist Internet retailers.)