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Last Sunday we enjoyed a family outing to Hendon Aircraft Museum.

The museum has a new exhibit hall funded by money from the National Lottery:

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Mascots

Nice new entrance hall, with trendy wall of decals and a Spitfire mascot:

Plane

The new hall reminded me of my teenage bedroom ceiling covered in hanging Airfix models, only here it’s the real thing:

Planes

A walk inside the Sunderland flying boat made easyJet seem like luxury :-)

Sunderland

Say cheese:

Typhoon

There are lots of fun hands-on exhibits, including this hot-air balloon:

Balloon

A remote controlled Cessna in a wind tunnel:

Cessna

This was our favourite, a parcel drop simulator. First a package is loaded into a model plane using a lift. Then the plane flies across the ceiling, the parcel released under control of bomb-aimer Jed:

Bomber

Instructions

A nice day out, even for a peace-nick like me!

Decal