The new two-storey ‘Flight Shed’ has been constructed next to the site of the relocated Bellman Hangar. The upper floor displays complete aircraft, giving the impression they have just been built in the Factory.
Smaller exhibits will tell the stories of the pilots and navigators who flew these aircraft and some of the technological developments that helped them do so. With level access onto the Finishing Straight, these live aircraft will be moved out of the Flight Shed for engine runs and taxying displays.
Visitors will be able to get up close and sit in the pilot’s seats of the Hawker Hunter and Harrier as well as walk through the Wellington fuselage.
On the ground floor of the Flight Shed a new Archive Store, Reading Room and Workshop have been built.