The Yorkshire Air Museum - view from the control tower

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View from the Control Tower.

Upstairs at the front of the tower is the main Air Traffic Control Room, from which aircraft movements, both on the ground and in the air were directed. Linked to the control room through a hatch, air traffic control assistants processed messages transmitted and received by teleprinter and telephone. A recorded commentary provides a 'typical day in the life' of Elvington Control Tower.

Also upstairs is the Duty Pilot's Room, where throughout the day and night there would always be an experienced pilot.

Downstairs at the front of the building is the original wartime Meteorological Office. Here the weather forcasters worked to provide aircrew with details of the weather they could expect on the route to the target. Other rooms downstairs are set up as they were in 1944 - the Teleprinter Room, the air traffic control Telephone Exchange, and the Duty Control Staff Rest Room.

A fascinating and dynamic museum, authentically based on a World War Two Bomber Command Station. The unique displays include the original Control Tower, Air Gunners' Collection, Barnes Wallis' prototype 'bouncing bomb' and a superb new Airborne Forces Display.

Our rapidly expanding collection of historical aircraft depicts aviation from its earliest days, to World War Two with the awesome and unique Halifax rebuild through to post war jets.

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Map of York showing the location of The Yorkshire Air Museum - view from the control tower at Latitude 53.92543 / Longitude -0.96594.
We have visited York on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:49:53 +0100, although the photography may have been obtained on an earlier date.

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