Use our collection as inspiration for building and painting a model aeroplane.

Head off for a journey of discovery at East Fortune Airfield this for half term and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Explore our historic hangars and then make your way to the Education Centre to make an Airfix model. 

  • Make a model Airfix plane this half term at East Fortune Airfield.

    Make a model Airfix plane this half term at East Fortune Airfield.
  • The Airwave Magic Kiss became a standard hang gliding club aircraft.

    The Airwave Magic Kiss became a standard hang gliding club aircraft.
  • The rocket powered Messerschmitt Komet was the fastest aircraft of the Second World War.

    The rocket powered Messerschmitt Komet was the fastest aircraft of the Second World War.
  • The General Aircraft Cygnet was the first light aircraft made in Britain with all-metal construction.

    The General Aircraft Cygnet was the first light aircraft made in Britain with all-metal construction.
  • The Sea Hawk was a single-seat jet fighter which entered service with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm in 1953, folding wings to save space on an aircraft carrier..

    The Sea Hawk was a single-seat jet fighter which entered service with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm in 1953, folding wings to save space on an aircraft carrier..
  • This Beech E-18S was converted to a nine-seat layout in 1968 for the Scottish airline, Loganair.

    This Beech E-18S was converted to a nine-seat layout in 1968 for the Scottish airline, Loganair.
  • The English Electric Lightning was the first supersonic jet fighter in the Royal Air Force.

    The English Electric Lightning was the first supersonic jet fighter in the Royal Air Force.

 Header image: Exploring the Civil Aviation hangar at East Fortune Airfield © Paul Dodds

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The aeroplanes, autogyros and hang-gliders in our Civil Aviation Hangar represent a range of different uses of civilian aircraft, from delivering goods to delivering babies!
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Our military aircraft collection charts the changing technology of aerial warfare, from the Second World War onwards.
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Event information

When

11 Feb - 19 Feb 2017
12:00-16:00

Where

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF

How much

Free with admission, one model per person.

Adult: £12
Concessions: £10
Child: £7 (under 5 free)
Family: £31 (2 adults and 2 children)
Members: Free
National Art Pass holders: Free (charge for special events)
Group rates available

Concorde Audio Guide: Free
Free parking

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