The museum aims to preserve and display items that relate to the history of Royal Air Force Halton. It has been named in honour of Lord Trenchard, the father of the Royal Air Force, who also founded the Aircraft Apprentice scheme with which the name of Halton has become synonymous. It was opened by his grandson, the Viscount Trenchard, on 26 June 1999. The museum is open every Tuesday from 1000 to 1600 hours and by arrangement, on request. Please feel free to bring your friends and family.
Cool Aeronautics are one or half day events organised by the Trenchard Museum, RAF Halton in conjunction with the careers and educational team of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
They are designed for school groups aged 9 - 10 ( year 5 ) and include talks on Aerospace and Aviation with interactive workshops promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Introductory Talk: Exciting life of an RAF Typhoon Jet Fighter Pilot
Learn how to fly on a high tech Flight Simulator
How do aeroplanes fly?
Wind Tunnel Aerodynamics
How aircraft engines work - Suck! Squeeze! Bang! Blow!
Sit in a RED ARROWS JET
Understand Cockpit Instruments
Navigation - Plot a course
Introduction to using Hand Tools
Make and take home a Model Plane
Create Electronic Circuits and launch flying wings
History of Flight
Commemorate the Battle of Britain and direct Spitfires in the Control Room
Be aWireless Operator - send your message around the world
Future Careers in Engineering and Aerospace
and MORE ! ! !
HALF DAY ( 2 Hours ) COOL AERONAUTICS
Morning or afternoon session for 10 to 30 children
Simply book a time and date to suit your school.
Museum Project Manager
Tel: 01296 656841
Royal Air Force Halton
Buckinghamshire HP22 5PG