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Reach For The Sky! 100 Years of RAF Air Power

June 3

The Museum's SE5a running live.

Join us to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force. We are displaying an entire timeline of the Museum’s historic aircraft to show the amazing progression of aviation over just 100 years. The amazing collection of aircraft spans the entire history of flight, so join us in celebrating this historic year. See an entire century of aviation arranged in a timeline to depict the history of the RAF.

World War One Our AVRO 504, SE5a, Blackburn Monoplane and Eastchurch Kitten were the original pioneers of military aviation. Learn more about these early aviation legends with our guides.

World War Two Our Halifax bomber Friday the 13th is part of our WW2 aircraft collection we will be displaying to commemorate the sacrifice of the aircrews of World War Two.

Early Jets and The Cold War Our collection of jets and Cold War aircraft shows the incredible advances made in aviation is such a short time span.

SMJ Falconry Our friends at SMJ Falconry will be with us to show everyone the beauty of nature’s fighter pilots. A chance to enjoy the beauty of these wonderful birds closer than you would ever normally experience.

Live Engine Runs Visitors can enjoy live engine runs in the grounds of the Museum. Our Eastchurch Kitten will be running to celebrate one of the earliest aircraft, followed by our colourful Buccaneer Cold War Jet to show the amazing advances in just 100 years.

2018 is the Centenary of the Royal Air Force. Enjoy a great family day out as we celebrate 100 years of the RAF. Our collection of aircraft spans the entire history of British military aviation, come along and explore everything from pre war aircraft all the way to modern jets.


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The Yorkshire Air Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
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