Planes and Flight
Explore Britain's aviation history with events, features, news and web resources collected from museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
A single-engine plane which set a speed record on a one-man flight to Capetown in 1939 will fly again after being acquired by the Shuttleworth collection.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has chosen five projects which "celebrate the breadth of the UK's heritage" in a potential round of funding worth £18 million.
Medals given to Jack Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown, the men who made the first non-stop Transatlantic flight, have gone on show in an all-singing Easter at the MOSI.
The team searching for dozens of Spitfires thought to have been buried in Burma after World War II have arrived at the Yangon International Airport site.
Art motifs painted onto planes by heroes flying aviation icons such as the Wellington, the Sopwith and the Halifax have gone on show at the RAF Museum Cosford.
Aviation fans will get to see three amazing pre and post-war planes after an apprentice from the RAF Museum Cosford spent two months learning his trade in New Zealand.
Interactive displays and installations of epic proportions help the National Maritime Museum Cornwall showcase the individuals whose job it is to head into the eye of the storm.
The newly restored aircraft is the result of a four year project by vounteers and staff at the IWM in which the Vampire was fully dismantled and restored.
A visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has inspired playwright Berlie Doherty to pen a play about a World War I flyer who is drawn to the Peak District.
A play commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire is showing at the Museum of Army Flying.
A Cumbrian aviation museum is looking for more volunteers as it presses ahead with ambitious plans for expansion.
A 100-year-old First World War Watchtower designed by a flying ace has been renovated and moved to the RAF Museum.
Planners at MOSI's new gallery are appealing for workers from a 1950s mill which made Concorde jet parts to come forward.
When the R101 crashed over France in 1930, the scale of the disaster effectively ended British production of rigid airships. A new display near the former home of the powerful crafts provides an......
A green and yellow helicopter used to patrol the Italian borders since 1986 has found a new home in Weston-super-Mare.