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Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this month, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 16-17 July.

This air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun. Aircraft heading to the show have all been designed and built by members of the Large Model Association, who have dedicated years into making them a perfect replica of the real thing. Gates open at 8.30am and with pyrotechnic displays, mid-air dog fights and static line ups, crowds are guaranteed to be wowed from 9am through to 5.30pm both days.

This year’s flying theme will be commemorating the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire and visitors to the show will be treated to a spectacular mass formation Spitfire flypast. In addition there will be a flying formation of Lancaster’s and back by popular demand this year is the epic V Bomber flypast. The event will also showcase bi-planes from the early days of aviation through to the modern jets of today, both on the ground and in the air!

The Large Model Aircraft Rally promises to be a great day out for modellers and families alike with more than 65 exhibitors signed up to showcase some of the latest model kits and aviation accessories. Families are guaranteed to enjoy the fun-filled lined up which includes a children’s entertainment area packed with mini motorbikes, bouncy castles and inflatable slides. Plus, keeping visitors fuelled for the day, there will be a fantastic range of food and drink on offer and visitors will have access to the RAF Museum where they can view many of the aircraft flown during the show in full size. A free bus service will take visitors from the event to the museum throughout the day, making getting around the site even easier.

Anyone wishing to attend the event can save money by purchasing tickets in advance at a discounted rate. Advance tickets are on sale at the museum, priced at just £8 per adult. Tickets purchased on the gate cost £10 per adult and children under the age of 16 are FREE.

Exclusively for the Large Model Aircraft Rally, visitors are able to camp on site, meaning you can make the most of the weekend’s flying and activities by being at the centre of all the action. On site camping, including entrance to the show both days is only £45.00 and any visitors interested in camping should email public-camping@largemodelassociation.com or call 07827 675665.

For further information about the event visit: www.rafmuseum.org/cosford or call 01902 376200.

 

 

Date Posted: 6th July 2016


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