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Museum’s new ‘Pilot School’ commemorates RAF Centenary

 Published on: 8th August 2018   |   By: George McMillan   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore have opened up a selection of pilot inspired activities for their summer 2018 programme.

Commemorating the RAF’s Centenary, the interactive ‘Pilot School’ is inspired by the men who bravely fought in the Battle of Britain.

Focusing on the science and technology that were used and crucial in helping Britain win the war, the hands-on activities are open to all ages.

Some of the activities include creating and launching mini-parachutes, learning how to use pilot code, and building your own Spitfire glider.

Sarah Nicol, the museum’s Learning Officer said ‘‘these exciting new activities will engage families across the whole of the Museum and give an insight into the varied elements of life as a Battle of Britain pilot.’’

The pilot school is amongst a host of other events that Bentley Priory Museum are putting on to commemorate one-hundred years of the RAF.

There are regular talks on Friday mornings and a temporary exhibition which looks at ‘100 Years of Air Defence’.

The Pilot School activities can be enjoyed between 11.00am and 3pm on Museum open days (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays) and runs from the 21st of July until the 1st of September.

Best of all, the activities are included in the admission price.

For more information on the Pilot School and all of the other RAF 100 events go to


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