Midland Air Museum Museums
Coventry Airport, Baginton
Our exhibits range from the magnificent Avro Vulcan bomber through more than 30 other historic aircraft, both civil (like the Argosy above) and military, aero engines and other artefacts, to a wide range of memorabilia. We're particularly proud of our collection of material relating to Sir Frank Whittle, the Coventry-born engineer who designed the jet engine which made modern high-speed aircraft and economical air travel possible. The Museum houses a heritage centre dedicated to the memory of Sir Frank and his marvellous inventive genius.
Other aircraft acquired in the first four to five years included the Wheeler Slymph of 1931, a Miles Messenger, a de Havilland Fox Moth, a de Havilland Rapide, a Bleriot XI replica and several gliders. Some remain in store, some have been passed on to others for restoration and some are now on permanent display. In 1972 a de Havilland Vampire T.11 jet trainer ws acquired, quickly followed by a de Havilland Vampire F.1 and a Gloster Meteor F.4. The Meteor and Vampire were Britain's first and second jet types to enter service and established the nucleus of the present collection of early and important jet aeroplanes.
AddressCoventry Airport, Baginton, Coventry, West Midlands, CV8 3AZ
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