By Fraser McIntyre, Visitor Services Assistant, National Museum of Flight, East Fortune
The Airshow at National Museum of Flight, East Fortune is on the horizon, preparations have been on-going for some time now. I was excited to see the line-up of aircraft that will be taking to the skies above East Fortune this summer. New for this year we have The Great War Display Team, made up of a Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A and a Junkers CL1, who will be re-creating a death defying First World War dog fight.
Also new this year is the Lindstrand HS110 Hot Airship which will be flying before and during the interval display. The bright orange airship will no doubt impress everyone at around 120ft long however it would have been dwarfed by the giant 643ft R34 airship which flew from East Fortune in 1919, on the first east to west transatlantic air crossing. Other stars of the show include the Sea King helicopter, P51 Mustang, and Swordfish and the Tiger Moth and the amazing RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team who will no doubt wow visitors with their skillfully choreographed displays.
If, like me, you prefer your displays fast, noisy and red then you won’t be disappointed as making we welcome back the fantastic Red Arrows, with their world famous display of precision aerobatics.
There is still lots to do before Saturday 28 July and things change right up to the last minute but I’m sure that this will be a great year for the Airshow at East Fortune. Tickets are available now online with Early Bird savings!