RAF Museum Cosford is starting the new year with a spring clean of its Cold War aircraft.

Normally, it would be an easy task, but the airplanes are suspended from the ceiling.

It is a process that takes four days, and a specialist team is needed to abseil on to the retired jets.

Bruce Kemp, Rope Access Supervisor, tasked with cleaning the nose section of a Vulcan aircraft, said:

"We're going to be utilising rope access to climb about the rafters and set up ropes to abseil down, and take out routine maintenance to the plane.

Rope Access Technician Connor Wood is working even higher up in the air on the suspended aircraft, and he said: "It's quite enjoyable to work at height, it's quite adventurous."

"Climbing is quite hard, so it's quite rewarding.

"Working with the planes is great, it's a part of history - I really enjoy it."

The process will run until Monday, with today's focus being the iconic Vulcan Bomber.

This particular clean as important as ever, given 2018 is the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

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