Over the weekend aircraft will be opened in the Test Flight and War in the Air hangars. During the day, guests will be able to speak many of the experienced and highly knowledgeable staff and volunteers who will be able to share aircraft information and answer any questions you may have. 

The list of aircraft available for close viewing and the location of these are below, this list may be subject to change:

Test Flight 

  • Bristol Type 188
  • Hunting H126
  • English Electric P1A
  • Fairey FD2
  • Saunders-Roe SR53

War in the Air 

  • Focke Wulf FW190A-8/R6
  • Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3
  • Avro Lincoln B2
  • Supermarine Spitfire I (close view only)
  • Kawasaki Ki-1001b (close view only)


National Cold War Exhibition

  • Short Brothers Belfast
  • Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CCII
  • Vickers Valiant B1


Tickets for this event are ideal for an unusual gift and they are on sale now via the website.  If you are purchasing tickets as a gift please email us with the details of the person you are buying for and you will receive a PDF certificate stating the experience name, date and time.

Access into the cockpits is via sets of ladders, you must be physically able to climb these and lift your legs in and out of the cockpits.  A minimum height requirement of 1.07 metres applies. Please note that size of cockpits vary, if the museum feels that it is not safe or possible for you to access a cockpit we reserve the right to refuse access. Please read the terms and conditions on the ticket booking page before making payment. 

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