Flt Lt Alan Pollock was amongst the visitors to the launch of Norman Franks’ biography of WW2 fighter ace Frank Carey entitled ‘Frank ‘Chota’ Carey’ which took place at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum on Sunday May 14th. He it was who, acting on an impulse whilst on his way back from Tangmere one day back in April 1968, flew his Hawker Hunter under the top span of Tower Bridge simultaneously gaining instant fame in the news media and ending his RAF pilot career. The picture shows Alan once again attempting this highly illegal action but this time on the unique Tangmere special flight simulator software which is on sale at the museum shop. So you too can try your skill and see if you can do what Alan Pollock did – albeit in the safety of your own home.
The Tangmere Museum has 3 computer-controlled Flight Simulators for visitors to ‘fly’.
It also has a D-4 Link Trainer which may be flown by suitably-qualified visitors by prior arrangement only. Please click HERE for terms and conditions of use.
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 Director.
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.