Discover what it was like for the pilots who flew in the Second World War.

Classes: P5–7
Cost: £75
Timings: 10:15/11:45/13:15 (75 mins) (check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 17 Jan-31 March 2021

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What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Try on flying clothing that the pilots at East Fortune wore and find out why this corner of East Fortune became such an important airfield during the Second World War.

Pupils will:

  • Study contemporary photographs and maps and learn how to interrogate them.
  • Handle original flying clothing and other equipment from the Second World War.
  • Take part in a drill that was used to train all Royal Air Force personnel during the conflict.

Your class will also be taken round the museum by a member of our Learning and Engagement Department. There will be a chance to see Scotland's Concorde alongside a Red Arrows Hawk and explore our Civil and Military Aviation Hangars to discover the stories and science behind the aircraft.

Curriculum links


Social Studies

I can investigate a Scottish historical theme to discover how past events or the actions of individuals or groups have shaped Scottish history.


I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence.

SOC 2-06a

I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences.

SOC 2-04a

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