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Hello,

While I was back home last week I took the children to a small but interesting aircraft museum just off the M25 at South Mimms. The museum is only open a few afternoons each week and houses De Havilland aircraft and memorabilia from the early days to about the 1970s including a few examples of the Mosquito.

The best bit (for the children of course) was that they could climb inside the cockpits of the more modern aircraft (jet fighters and the front part of an airliner) and play with the buttons, switches and joystick triggers.

There was even the fuselage of a Horsa glider which we could climb into and sit down where the troops would have sat, but weren't allowed inside the cockpit. There was a notice explaining that the fuselage had only survived because the previous owner had covered the top with roofing felt when using it as a garage for his MG car.

Tony

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Sounds Great. What's the Museum called?

Regards,

John

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5 years ago on a visit to the UK my brother took me to the Mossie display but unfortunately it was on day it was closed but a very kind volunteer as I was from overseas gave us a private escorted tour even sat in the cockpit of the prototype.well worth the visit.

John

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Thanks Tony.

I'm not too far from there, so I'll have to visit! :beer:

John

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If you ever get over to the great white and you are near Toronto,go here.

http://www.warplane.com/index.html

They have a Lancaster ,B25, Hurricane and a Spit and many others.

They also FLY.

don

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Don,

My son wants to visit all the aircraft museums he can so who knows, one day maybe.

Tony

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