Museum’s Link Trainer Ready To Fly

April, 2015

The Link Trainer, designed in the 1920s by American Edwin Link, was the first instrument flying trainer. These trainers were used by the RAF throughout the Second World War and into the 1950s with each station having its own Link Trainer building and instructors. RAF Tangmere’s Link Trainer was mainly used by night fighter pilots.

The Museum’s D-4 Link trainer was originally allocated to a Guildford Air Training Corps squadron before being donated to the Museum in 2006. Since that date, Museum engineer Ben Brown and former pilot Eric Webster have been working tirelessly to bring it up to ‘flying’ condition. This has now been achieved and the trainer is available to visitors having, or having had, a pilot qualification and instrument flying endorsement.  Flying the Link Trainer is subject to some other important conditions.

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Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is pleased to be 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.

The presentations are usually given as an audio/visual presentation using the Museum's equipment. Our presentations can be tailored to suit audiences ranging from specialist societies to community based groups and range in length from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the subject matter.

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 or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.