• Talks and Lectures
• Enthusiast & Family Tours
• Aeroboot – aviation and avionic sales
• Open Cockpit Events
• Day / Night Photo Shoots
• Reunion Gatherings
• Book Launches
• Aircraft Anniversaries
• The unique Cockpit-Fest event
Arrangements for these events are sometimes made at short notice or details might change. As a consequence the best way for you to keep up to date is to check out the News & Information page of this website. This page is regularly updated and is the best place for up to the minute news about what’s going on at the museum.
Unveiling the mysterious world of unmanned aviation
The museum trustees are proud to be one of two venues selected by the University of Nottingham to help lift the lid on the history, role and future of unmanned flight. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been making the headlines through high profile military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. However, they are increasingly being used for civilian purposes.
The temporary exhibition called “The Truth about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” opened in August 2007 and reveals some of the secrets of unmanned aircraft. These vehicles date back to 1849 when the Austrians used balloons to drop explosives on Venice, through to the 1930’s and the introduction of the first life-sized radio controlled aeroplane, and on to explore the current role of UAVs in the military, the emergency services, and science.
The exhibitions have been put together by experts from the Institute of Engineering, Surveying and Space Geodesy (IESSG).