Models take to the skies this weekend

16-17 July 2011

Lancaster flying display 2.35pm on Saturday 16th July

(Subject to weather and operational requirements)

Hundreds of scale models of iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies this weekend at the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. This famous air show in miniature is an absolute must see for any aviation enthusiast.

The main theme of this year’s show will be the 75th Anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire with a mass Spitfire scramble consisting of 15 models taking place twice each day. Plus, all three of Britain’s V-Bombers; Vulcan, Victor and Valiant will be flying together in model form, in an exclusive for Cosford. A major highlight for visitors on Saturday will be a flying display from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster – scheduled for 2.35pm (subject to weather and operational requirements).

There is plenty taking place over the weekend to keep the whole family entertained including trade stands selling modelling and non-modelling related items, food stalls, and access to the RAF Museum, plus a fun fair to keep the youngsters entertained throughout the day.

Why not beat the rush and buy tickets in advance at a discounted rate. Advance tickets for the event are priced at just £9 for adults, £5 for children and £7 for senior citizens with a family ticket of 2 adults and up to 2 children retailing at £20, saving £5 on the gate price. Gates open at 8.30am. Unfortunately, free admission to the Museum is not possible this weekend. On site camping including entrance to the show is only £45.00 for the weekend when booked in advance. Contact Dave Bailey for more details on camping at dave.bailey08@tiscali.co.uk or call 07827 675665.

For further information on how to purchase advance tickets and for on the gate prices, please call the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 01902 376200 or visit the Museum website at www.rafmuseum.org.

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