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MCN Day Out, Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle?

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Lenny
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Ok, after the success of the last day out, anyone up for this? Sorry it's the North of England if that's too far away. (Members overseas can hold their own MCN day out as long as you get a minimum of 3 to turn up.. ;) )

So, who's up for a visit? You get to climb inside the Vulcan.. :D

    http://www.solway-aviation-museum.co.uk/

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    The Vulcan Bomber

    Access to the Vulcan cockpit is included in your museum admission. Please advise the counter staff if you wish to visit so that they can book a slot for you on one of the tours.

    A Few things to consider before visiting the Vulcan cockpit.

    • To get in to the Vulcan cockpit you do need to climb a ladder – if you are not confident on ladders please take this in to account.
    • This visit is not suitable for Children under 7 years of age.
    • The cockpit and crew areas are small and cramped. It may feel uncomfortable for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia.
    • The maximum number of visitors allowed in the cockpit on a tour is 5.

     

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    Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifact’s and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.

    The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, its display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in WWII.

    The museum is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their free time to painstakingly restore many of the exhibits. Through their love and knowledge they are preserving aviation history for generations to come.

     

     

     

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    Norrie

    Yep, please append my name to this trip....my innoculations are all up to date....:)

     

     

    We can work our way south till we're at the De Havilland museum...:)

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    Lenny
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    I'm aiming for Bovington... ;)

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    Bil4338
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    Bovington would be the ultimate for me...and one of the boys at work who's on the FB forum wants to go too.

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    Lenny
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    I've been to Bovington a few times, probably my favourite museum..

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    Norrie
    19 hours ago, Lenny said:

    I'm aiming for Bovington... ;)

    Tanks a lot...see what I did there?? ...:) I'd go to Bovington, as long as a sea angling trip was organised out of Lymington or Weymouth as well as a visit to the tank museum...:)

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    Peter Timowski

    Yeah i would be up for Carlisle, depending on dates. Its only an hour and a half away for me.

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    HetzersGonnaHetz

    @Lenny I've never been to Bovington so would love to go with you lot!

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    Waffenamt
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    Depending on dates,im only 2 hours or so away

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    Guest Fred Karno's Army

    Right guys here is a teaser, ............visited today and I cannot stress what a cracking friendly little museum this is !.They are self funding so need as much help as they can,they will open up the Vulcan simulator for you budding Foxtrot Oscars to have a bash in,and their other flight sims too.And MCN members will be given access to 'Off limit' areas.

        I will leave it up to @Lenny to sort dates out etc now,but let's have a meet and a crack,they have a little cafe area and a excellent gift shop too,as the airport is operational they also have guests dropping in .....six apaches and eight chinooks today so who knows what you might see !.

       I have been informed there is a cafe that does good grub @Norrie in the main airport building and it's cheap too lol.Its just 8 miles from junction 43 on the M6 Carlisle. So here's some of what they have......and before you ask I didn't take any pics of the tin triangle because we already know what that looks like lol (Lenny) but the difference is theirs you can go in !........Enjoy !

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    Lenny
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    Superb, is a Sunday still best for everybody?

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    Norrie

    I'd quite like to make it a night out too ....so, yep, I can travel the day before, then the museum....:)

     

    THO, I'm away to Crete the week of 18-25th June....visiting WW2 battle sites...LOL..:)

     

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    Guest Fred Karno's Army

    Sat 4th June. /. Sat 11th  June @Lenny ?

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    Bil4338
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    Jobby...I go on my hols 4th June....:|

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    Guest Fred Karno's Army

    Well how about Saturday the 2nd of July ?,that Saturday and Sunday I am there doing a WW1 display for them for the anniversary of the battle of the Somme.

    Would that be better folks ?..... @Bil4338 @Norrie @Lenny@Ivan @Waffenamt .....  @Peter Timowski

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    Bil4338
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    Fine for me, just need to negotiate with the other half....! O.o

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    Norrie

    Good for me as well...:) I'll still be in holiday mode, what a way to finish off my holidays,  a trip to Crete, come home, then the Solway Museum.....sooooperb......:)

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    Waffenamt
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    Again,all on workload for me.If free then I will pop up.

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    Lenny
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    I can't do 2/3 July, off to see Joe Bonamassa on 3rd July. :)

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    Guest Fred Karno's Army

    We can't have a MCN meet without the obensturmfurher,fecking spellcheck lol

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    Lenny
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    Ok, I can do...

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