England, London Guide (B): RAF Royal Air Force Museum London

RAF Royal Air Force Museum London
This article is about the RAF Royal Air Force Museum London. A review, photos and video tour of this fascinating slice of airborne history and battles

RAF Royal Air Force Museum London

There are 3 RAF Museums in the UK. Two are open to public. RAF Cosford in the West Midlands, housing a huge collection including captured enemy aircraft, and this one in Colindale North of London.

Like most museums in the UK, entry is free.

Milestones of Flight Hall

The Milestones of Flight Hall features 3 main areas. First is the Pioneers Terrace. Suspended from the ceiling are significant and pioneering planes. You will see planes ranging from the early 1900s through to the Eurofighter which is 100 years older than many of the planes surrounding it. Many of the planes look rickety, and dangerous by comparison.

Each of the planes in the Milestones of Flight Hall has a story about its significance in the development of flight, and flying combat. Each has an information board explaining its background and history.

The hall was opened to the public on 17 December 2003. Exactly a century after the Wright Brothers made the world’s first powered flight. There is a huge History Timeline Wall is dedicated to the major steps in aviation since then.

Downstairs the Royal Force Today section has a Typhoon, Mustang and a German Messerschmitt – the 1st jet fighter used in battle.

This small Eurofighter flight simulator ride is available to experience jet fighter flight for the ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: RAF Royal Air Force Museum London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
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Author: Gary Bembridge
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