Biggles Biplane’ is a replica BE-2c commissioned in 1969 by the makers of the film ‘Biggles Sweeps the Skies”. It was the start of an eventful life. Flown, crashed and stored for 25 years in the USA, it is now being restored to fly again by Matthew Boddington and Steve Slater, back at its birthplace in the UK.
The Catalina Society’s aim is to keep a Catalina flying boat airworthy at Duxford for the foreseeable future and to help “the golden era of aviation” remain alive today in order to inspire the younger generations with the wonders of aviation in general and the remarkable achievements of the Catalina in particular. The Society displays the Catalina on the ground and in flight, to a wide audience, and allows individuals to fly in the Catalina, whenever possible.
Europe’s No.1 Naval Aviation Museum. The FAA Museum is one of the group of four museums which together tell the story of the Royal Navy to meet the Second Sea Lord’s Mission Statement for the naval museums: “To promote understanding of the role the Royal Navy has played in the nation’s life and history through the centuries, using important and valued collections for exhibit, education and research.”
The Historic Army Aircraft Flight (HAAF) Trust helps to preserve Historic Army Aviation aircraft as a ‘living museum’ for veterans commemorative and memorial purposes, as an aid to recruiting and to supporting wider Army heritage in public.
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and ‘war-time experience’.
The Navy Wings Collection unites a range of owners and operators of historic Naval aircraft. This outstanding array of aircraft, when considered together, provides a unique insight into the full suite of Naval aviation achievements, from the very earliest days of flying aircraft from the water to the breathtaking technological advances that enable high-speed jets and heavy helicopters to land on the moving decks of ships at sea.
The museum’s collection currently stands at 70 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. These include transport, training and reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters and a diverse selection of jet fighters and bombers.
This website contains details of the aircraft, facilities and personnel of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. You can discover the history behind every aircraft the Flight operates, and meet the pilots who fly and the engineers and groundcrew who maintain and support these magnificent machines.
The RAF Museum is a huge aviation resource offering clear, easy-to-understand information, extensive, well-presented exhibitions and projects in depth, about aviation and aviation history.
The Royal Navy Historic Flight was established at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in 1972 in order to preserve Naval heritage, and to be a living memorial to all Fleet Air Arm personnel, especially those who gave their lives in maintaining the freedom of our nation.
B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B is the last remaining airworthy B-17 in the UK, from where she flies regularly at air shows, memorial flypasts and commemorative events as a memorial to the USAAF in Europe.
A unique flying collection showcasing the first one hundred years of flight.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was established in 1982 on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. From its beginnings in 1916, through its illustrious service as one of Britain’s front line fighter bases during WW2 and on to its key role as home to the world speed record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight in the post war years it has occupied a unique place in aviation history.
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust aims to preserve and protect AVRO Vulcan G-VLCN ( XH558), and to return her to full working order for the benefit of the public
The Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) is a charity which owns Avro Vulcan XL426 and consists of ordinary men and women like you – who are keen to preserve and restore our British aviation heritage.
The museum is a living memorial to all the Allied Air Forces personnel who operated from Yorkshire during the Second World War, and particularly the thousands of young people who gave their lives in that conflict. The museum aims to be relevant to present day generations by explaining in a realistic way what life was like on a typical wartime bomber station, as well as displaying the history of aviation.