Two Red Simulators are 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.
The Tangmere Museum has 3 computer-controlled Flight Simulators for visitors to ‘fly’.
Talks by Tangmere
The Museum is able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.
Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter marked for the attention of the Chairman.
The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.