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RAF Cosford visit.

Post by mds141 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:42 pm

After the success of the visit to Coventry this Sunday, I'm proposing a visit to RAF Cosford on the 22nd of September. From 6pm to 10pm there is a open cockpit evening, whereby access is granted to a range of iconic aircraft. RAF Cosford is in Shropshire, NR Telford just off the M54. Depending on take up I was also wondering if people wanted to make a full day of it and perhaps spend a few hours at Alton Towers. Let me know if you fancy it. Cheers. Mark.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:43 pm

I can quite easily live without Alton Towers, but Cosford might be of interest. Closer than Coventry! However, I'm not 100% sure I'll be free that weekend yet...

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Post by citsncycles » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:44 pm

I'd probably skip Alton Towers, but would definately go to Cosford :D
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Re: RAF Cosford visit.

Post by mds141 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:21 pm

Alton towers could be a separate day out at sometime. Not sure if RAF Cosford would keep us occupied for a full day.
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Re: RAF Cosford visit.

Post by merlyn » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:15 pm

Nathan is quite keen for us to have another trip to Cosford as he went with school last year so we will probably be up for that. Last time we went there I spent half the day in A&E after Nathan (aged 3) stepped off a platform backwards and cracked his head on the concrete floor! Happy memories. :D

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Re: RAF Cosford visit.

Post by catsinthewelder » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:39 am

I'm up for a trip to Cosford, probably won't see much of anyone else if I bring the kids though :roll:


I reckon that you could certainly spend most of a day looking round the place, we only made it round the first 2 hangers on our 1st visit and we live fairly locally. You have to pay for the carpark but the museums free so it's a fairly cheap day out if you don't have to travel too far :wink:
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Post by mds141 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:39 pm

Shall we make a day of it on the 22nd then? Meet up at around lunchtime ish. If I know how many are likely to attend I can book some places for the open cockpit evening, when you can sit in the cockpits of a range of iconic aircraft. It's a tenner for the open cockpit session. If that's likely to put people off then we can just do a day visit. Let me know what you'd all prefer.
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Re: RAF Cosford visit.

Post by citsncycles » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:41 pm

Count me in there 8)
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:45 pm

Aye. I'd be up for all of that.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:54 pm

Can't make it - again! Sorry :( Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I'd love to visit Cosford sometime though. There was talk of a Bovington visit. If this was early Spring 2013, maybe I could organise?
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Re: RAF Cosford visit.

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:03 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:Can't make it - again! Sorry :( Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I'd love to visit Cosford sometime though. There was talk of a Bovington visit. If this was early Spring 2013, maybe I could organise?
Tank museum? Or Monkey world :lol: we should do a bovvy visit, cos I live only 30 mins away! And I haven't been since I was little.
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Re: RAF Cosford visit.

Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:36 am

Are we going to need some sort of dinner plan looking at the hours? Anyone got any suggestions? Cheap is good!

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Post by mds141 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:19 am

I'll google Brewers Fayre type pubs. Should be one nearby.
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Re: RAF Cosford visit.

Post by catsinthewelder » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:04 pm

I'll just be there during the day, an interesting evening is already booked at a nightclub ;)
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Re: RAF Cosford visit.

Post by mds141 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:08 am

Not "spearmint rhinoceros"!?
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