Explore the story of aviation from the start of the 20th century to the present day through our collection of military and civil aircraft.

Civil aircraft

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!

Military aircraft

Our military aircraft collection charts the changing technology of aerial warfare, from the Second World War onwards.

Aircraft location

Most of our aircraft collection is on display at the National Museum of Flight, but some planes and gliders can be found in the National Museum of Scotland.
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