Discover the stories behind one of Europe’s best collections of aircraft and find out more about the people who flew and worked with them through dramatic displays and fascinating interviews.
Find out how developments in civil aviation have helped to connect communities, allowing people to travel short distances more easily and opened up opportunities to fly for fun. Hear fascinating Scottish stories, such as that of the Spartan Cruiser III which crashed in 1938 while delivering film reels to Campbeltown cinema, and the Druine Turbulent which was built in the bedroom of a house in Airdrie.
In our Military Aviation hangar, examine the roles that aircraft have played in conflict throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. See how aircraft design and technology have advanced, and learn more about the people who designed, built and flew these amazing machines, including the world-famous Spitfire, the oldest surviving Harrier jump jet and the Tornado F3.
From the defenders of our nations and jumping jets to supersonic passenger planes and airborne maternity wards, discover the stories behind one of Europe’s best collection of aircraft and find out more about the heroes who flew them.