Scotland's National Airshow
27 Jul 2019
Join us for Scotland's National Airshow on Saturday 27 July 2019.
Members (until 11 July)
Adult £18, Concession* £16.50
Child 5-15 years £8 (under 5s free)
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £46
Early Bird tickets (until 11 July)
Adult £19, Concession* £17.50
Child 5-15 years £9.50 (under 5s free)
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £49
Full price tickets
Adult £23, Concession* £20
Child 5-15 years £11 (under 5s free)
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £58
Car parking £5
* Over 60s, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people (Carers of disabled people go free).
Book in person at our museums, call 0300 123 6789 or book online.
Scotland's National Airshow is a spectacular day out for all ages. See aircraft old and new take to the skies for an afternoon of breathtaking aerial displays.
Back on the ground you can meet the pilots and explore our hangars, then enjoy family activities and food stalls selling hot and cold snacks.
The RAF’s awesome Typhoon will showcase its power and agility in a thrilling solo display and will be joined on the programme by Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and Avro Lancaster aircraft from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Renowned aerobatic display team, The Blades will take to the skies over East Fortune, performing a jaw-dropping sequence of manoeuvres including synchronised rolls, twists, double tumbles and knife-edge spins.
Aircraft making their debut at the event include a 1966 Nanchang CJ-6 in the colours of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army as well as two de Havilland Chipmunk aircraft. The flight programme will also feature two helicopters from the Army Air Corps Historic Flight - a Bell Sioux and a Westland Scout helicopter.
Other aircraft confirmed to date include an American P47 Thunderbolt Second World War-era fighter aircraft, a pair of Vampire jets, a Jet Provost training aircraft and a Douglas Skyraider, an American single-seat attack aircraft.
Above: American Thunderbolt © John M Dibbs
On the ground
There will be a host of family entertainment and the chance to explore all this historic site including the historic Second World War aircraft hangars, which are packed with exciting displays telling the stories of military and civil aviation over the past century.
50 years after Concorde first took to the skies, you will be able to step on board Concorde G-BOAA. You can also enjoy the family-friendly Fantastic Flight gallery with its interactive exhibits and can learn about the fascinating story of the R.34 airship in the Fortunes of War exhibition. This year marks the centenary of the airship’s record-breaking double crossing of the Atlantic.
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Watching the air display © Ruth Armstrong Photography
National Museum of Flight
East Fortune Airfield
East Coast Buses Service 777
Travel direct to Airshow from Edinburgh city centre with East Coast Buses. Special Service 777 leaves from St Andrews Square (north side) with stops along the route to the museum.
Terms and conditions
By purchasing and/or using a ticket to Scotland’s National Airshow (the Event), you are agreeing to National Museums Scotland’s (charity number SC011130 with its registered office at National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF) (the Organiser) terms and conditions as follows:
- Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.
- Tickets are valid only for the time, day and event stated on them.
- Tickets are not for re-sale. The ticket holder shall not sell or transfer or attempt to sell or transfer tickets for the Event to any third party without the Organiser’s prior consent.
- If you have purchased tickets in advance, they will be sent by post or by email for you to print as an e-ticket. Please ensure before you travel that you have your tickets or have printed your e-tickets.
- Proof of entitlement to concessions will be requested upon entry.
- Lost, damaged or forgotten tickets will not be replaced.
- National Museums Scotland Members must ensure their Memberships are valid on both the date of purchase and the date of the Event. A valid Membership card must be shown for each discounted ticket purchased.
- All flying is subject to serviceability, availability, operational requirements and weather, therefore, it may become necessary to vary the programme due to any of these occurrences.
- The Organiser reserves the right to cancel or postpone the flying programme or any other aspect of the Event in the interest of public safety or due to any event outside its control. If the flying programme is cancelled or curtailed in the interests of public safety or due to circumstances beyond the Organiser’s control, such as force majeure (for example, but not limited to, an act of God, outbreak of hostilities, riot, civil disturbance, act or threatened act of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, fog or bad weather, power failure, failure of telecommunications lines, theft or malicious damage), the Organiser will not be obliged to offer any refunds. Your statutory rights are not affected.
- If the Organiser cancels the Event prior to the event, a full refund of the face value of the ticket will be made. Where possible such refund will be made to the purchaser via the original method of payment.
- Any refund made will exclude booking fees.
- To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Organiser reserves the right to refuse admission and to remove persons from the Event for any reason where considered necessary in the interests of public safety. No refunds will be offered in such circumstances. The Organiser may conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the persons at the Event.
- The Organiser is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage, howsoever caused, to the ticket holder except where any such loss, injury or damage is caused by the negligence of the Organiser, its employees or agents.
- The Organiser is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused to the ticket holder directly or indirectly as a result of the Organiser exercising its right of cancellation in accordance with term 8 above.
- The following items may not under any circumstance be brought onto the site:-
drones or any other unmanned aerial vehicles/systems, explosive substances or materials, pyrotechnics, offensive weapons and firearms (including replica or toy firearms), projectiles and similar devices
megaphones, amplifiers, loud speakers, whistles, lights and lasers;
gazebos and similar structures;
banners or placards on poles;
paint, chemicals, spray cans and other associated apparatus;
barbecues, any pets except assistance dogs (including any within vehicles in the car parks). Bicycles are only permitted in the car parks; or
any other item which, in the reasonable opinion of the Organiser, may cause personal injury or property damage, disruption to the Event, public nuisance or inconvenience, offence or distress or security risks.
- Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
- During the Event, the site is classed as a public area and is subject to the normal rules and regulations that apply to public areas.
- No person shall, without the Organiser’s prior written consent, sell, license, or attempt to sell or license any material whether written or in the form of digital or photographic film, sound, video or other recording on computer software, obtained or made at the Event.
- Strictly no trading is permitted at or in the vicinity of the Event, other than that which is previously agreed with the Organiser.
- Please note that it is illegal to smoke or to use e-cigarettes inside buildings and enclosed structures.
- These terms of conditions may be varied by the Organiser from time to time with reasonable notice.
- Disabled ticket holders are entitled to be accompanied by one carer who shall be granted free entry to the Event.
- Tickets for the Event are not valid in conjunction with group rates or promotional offers, unless specified.
- Please retain your ticket(s) throughout your visit.
- If any part of these terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable that provision shall apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the intended commercial intention of the original provision and the other provisions will remain in force.
- These terms shall be governed by the laws of Scotland and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.