The United Kingdom has more than 100 aircraft museums and collections open to the public. Aviation News presents a guide to what we think are some of the most interesting ones.
National Museum of Flight Scotland, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian www.nms.ac.uk/flight
Scotland’s largest aviation collection and part of the national museum system, the East Fortune site and its older buildings are designated a scheduled historic monument. A highlight of the collection of 69 complete aircraft and six cockpits or major sections is Concorde G-BOAA. It was the first example to enter British Airways service and currently shares its hangar alongside the only Red Arrows Hawk on display in a UK museum. Other military aircraft include a Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet and a Spitfire LF.XVIe