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Sunday, 16 February, 2003, 15:03 GMT
Cockpit insight for young enthusiasts
Gloster Meteor
The aircraft could catch German flying bombs
Young flying enthusiasts are being given the chance to sit inside an historic aircraft.

The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, North Yorkshire, is marking the 60th anniversary of the prototype Gloster Meteor.

During half term, 16-23 February, children are being allowed to explore the aircraft from the inside.

The example at the museum is F.8 W168, built at Hucclecote in Gloucester.

Meteor first flew on 5 March 1943 at Cranwell in Lincolnshire and was the only allied jet aircraft in service in World War II.

It was the only aircraft capable of catching and destroying the German V1 flying bombs.

Due to the aircraft's age, the Meteor cockpit is not usually open at the museum.


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