Bristol 149 Bolingbroke Mk.4T 9940 (cn 962)
This Bolingbroke is the Canadian built version of the Bristol Blenheim IV.
It is under restoration here at the Museum of Flight.
Vickers Viscount 701 G-AMOG (c/n 7) was previously on display at RAF Cosford and when BA pulled the plug on this museum, G-AMOG was donated to the National Museums of Scotland for display here at East Fortune.
Miles M.18 Mk.II G-AHKY
This was the only M.18 Mark II built. Part of a programme to replace the Miles Magister trainer aircraft,
the plane never flew in combat. It did, however, win several air races including the Kings Cup in 1961.
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth II, G-AOEL (c/n 82537)
First built in 1931, The Tiger Moth was widely used in training. G-AOEL had several civilian owners; the comedian
Dick Emery reputedly gate-crashed a wedding in it! He wore a three-piece suite under his flying overalls!
The Percival P.56 Provost was a British ab initio trainer for the Royal Air Force in the 1950s, replacing the Percival Prentice. This low-wing, monoplane has seating side-by-side.
After a lengthy service career, the design was adapted for a turbojet.
Morane-Saulnier MS-505 'Criquet' (Storch), G-BIRW (c/n 695)
A German design from 1936, the Storch (Stork) was famous for its incredibly short take-off. After WW2
France took over production of German types of aircraft. This plane flew with the Armee de l'Air (French
Air Force) in French Indo-China.
De Havilland DH-80A Puss Moth, VH-UQB (c/n 2051)
This was one of the first monoplanes. The Puss Moth's enclosed cabin made it popular with leisure crew.
In 1932, Glasgow-born Jim Mollison made the first solo east-to-west crossing of the Atlantic in a Puss Moth!
VH-UQB was the first Puss Moth to fly to Australia. It took 4 weeks, 4 days and 4 hours to make the flight...
Air & Space 18A Autogyro, G-BVWK
This is a jump-start auto gyro built by Air & Space Manufacturing Company, Indiana. Unlike pure autogyros, where
the main rotor is not powered, the engine can be connected to the rotor for shorter take-off before disengaging and
being connected to the pusher propellor for forward flight. This example was previously used in Sweden.
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer Series 3, G-BBVF (c/n 558)
|The Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer was a British STOL transport aircraft built by Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick Airport, Scotland, during the 1950s. It was designed with both civil and military operators in mind.
Powered by two Alvis Leonides 531 radial engines, the Twin Pioneer was a high-wing cabin monoplane with a triple fin and rudder assembly and fixed tailwheel undercarriage.
The prototype Twin Pioneer, registered G-ANTP, first flew at Prestwick Airport on 25 June 1955.
One Twin Pioneer served as a STOL training aircraft with the Empire Test Pilot School (ETPS) at RAE Farnborough for many years. In 2009, Air Atlantique of Coventry currently operates it on public flights in civil markings, retaining its ETPS colour scheme.
British Aerospace BAe-3100 Jetstream 31,
G-JSSD (cn 227)
This aircraft was built by Handley Page in 1969 as a Jetstream 1.
In 1980 it was converted by British Aerospace to the prototype Jetstream 31.
De Havilland DH-104 Dove, G-ANOV (c/n 04445)
Beech E18S G-ASUG (cn BA-111)
This classic old Beech 18 was operated by Loganair at Glasgow Airport for many years.
Spartan Cruiser III G-ACYK (c/n 101)
Only the fuselage remains of the Spartan Cruiser, it crashed near Largs in 1938.
The Cruiser III had an aerodynamically refined fuselage, modified windscreen, tail and streamlined undercarriage.
Only 3 were built and initially operated by Spartan Air Lines. This was taken over by British Airways Ltd in 1936.
From 1937 the aircraft continued in service qith Northern and Scottish Airways, flying routes in the Higlands
and Islands, until the outbreak of World War II.
VH-SNB is the 2nd Australian built Dragon manufactured by de Havilland of Australia Pty Ltd at Bankstown in 1942!
More of its history can be read here: www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austmz/VH-SNB.html
Avro Anson C.19, VM360
Supermarine 361 Spitfire LF16E, TE462 (c/n CBAF.IX.4596)
The remarkable Messerschmitt Me.163B-1a Komet, 191659 / 15 (c/n 191659)
|The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Lippisch, was a German rocket-powered fighter aircraft. It is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational. Its design was revolutionary, and the Me 163 was capable of performance unrivaled at the time. Messerschmitt test pilot Rudy Opitz in 1944 reached 1,123 km/h (698 mph).
Over 300 aircraft were built, however the Komet proved ineffective as a fighter, having been responsible for the destruction of only about nine Allied aircraft (16 air victories for 10 losses, according to other sources).