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HMS Sultan Tours

Post by loadmaster100 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:30 pm

Hi all,
Can anybody with previous experience of HMS Sultan tours give me some idea of exactly how much access is available. I have never been to Sultan, and they have a Heritage Open Day "Aircraft tour" advertised for 9th September. Will this give me access to all aircraft on site or will it be limited to just one or two examples of aircraft they have ? Any info will be much appreciated.
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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by EGVP » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:03 pm

I believe the open day only gives access to a small number of aircraft.

We'll have some more Sultan tours later in the year, though places are limited and they're in very high demand!

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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by 22A » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm

http://www.gosportheritage.co.uk/hms-su ... aft-tours/
Please arrive 10 minutes before start of tour, tours last approx 90 mins. OPENING TIMES Saturday 9 September – tours at 0900, 1030, 1200, 1330 & 1500

Scroll down the page for details of obtaining tickets.

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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by loadmaster100 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:07 pm

Thanks guys :thumb:

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Post by mike.p » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:56 pm

What aircraft can we expect to see, is it just the ones you can see from the road?
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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by bizfreeq » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:33 pm

When I did a heritage day tour a couple of years ago they showed us round the Newcomen hangar which is the one next to where the outside a/c are.
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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by colevans » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:39 pm

HMS Sultan used to have an open day....Not sure if they do it still...I do know that a lot of the hangars have been subcontracted to private companies for apprentice training...not on aircraft either...Southern Water being one such....

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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by woody142 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:28 pm

Hi Dave, the heritage tours are better than nothing, you get to see what's outside plus in side Newcomen hangar.
To see in the rest of the hangars and do the full tour,
Contact threshold, they did two full tours back in April, I was lucky enough to get on the second tour.
I have done three heritage days and they are better than nothing.
Hope this helps.
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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by loadmaster100 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:55 pm

Thanks for that Les :thumb:

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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by CHESTER_DRAWERS » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:33 pm

Just to advise we did not get access to the Newcomen Hanger on the 0900 tour on Saturday morning...did anyone else ?

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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by godsell1 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:26 pm

No access to hangars on 10.30 tour, but as the doors were open and a camera to hand !

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Re: HMS Sultan Tours

Post by CHESTER_DRAWERS » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:37 am

I haven't yet had the opportunity to look at my photo's - did you manage to glean anything from your's?

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