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Completion of the SE5a Cockpit Replica Project

March, 2014

The Museum is pleased to announce that the SE 5a replica cockpit project that commenced in July last year has now been completed and that the cockpit is now open to the public.

In order to enhance the open cockpit experience for our visitors, a large fan has been installed to simulate propeller draught and a sound module, made by Museum volunteers Pete Pitman and Kieran Wisely, has been fitted to enable the visitor sitting in the cockpit to hear the simulated sounds of the SE 5a’s Hispano-Suiza engine starting up and running and its Vickers and Lewis machine guns firing.

Visitors should note that the cockpit is restricted to adults who can safely access and sit in the small cockpit and entry is only permitted with a member of staff present. The Museum reserves the right to refuse entry to the cockpit.

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 director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

Museum Development

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.

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