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Meteor World Speed Record Event
Plans for our special Meteor World Speed Record celebration day on September 3rd are now well advanced. We already have an impressive list of ex-Meteor pilots registered to attend, including Neville Duke and Peter Twiss, both of whom are famous test pilots and past holders of world airspeed records. The centrepiece exhibit for the day will, of course, be Meteor F4 EE549, the actual aircraft in which Teddy Donaldson of the RAF’s High Speed Flight flew from Tangmere along a monitored course off the Sussex coast to claim a new world airspeed record of 616 mph back in September 1946.
In addition to that we are expecting to have an actual Meteor cockpit that visitors can sit in and imagine the excitement of that special occasion, a variety of side shows and displays, a unique specially commissioned print of the record attempt which you can get autographed by Neville Duke and Peter Twiss, barbecue catering and, of course, many ex-Meteor pilots for visitors to meet and discuss their own fascinating memories of this fine aircraft.
And all that is on top of the Museum’s normal attractions!
The Museum will be open from 10am to 4pm on the day and entrance for Adults will be £5. Children under 16 accompanying adults will be admitted free of charge.
Put this very special day in your diary now so that you don’t miss this unique occasion.
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