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Welcome to the

Aviation Preservation Society of Scotland

With a membership of over 100, APSS is a group of aviation enthusiasts helping preserve the history of aviation and associated skills. Over 30 working members are actively involved in various projects.

The group is based at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, part of the National Museums of Scotland. As well as working on APSS projects, members are actively involved in supporting museum staff on the Museum's own restoration and conservation projects.

The major APSS project at present is the construction of a new-build Sopwith 1 Strutter. This is being built from original plans and uses, where possible, materials which would have been available during the early 20th Century.

Probably unique amongst preservation groups is the fact that the society also owns and flies its own aircraft - a Slingsby T53 Glider - achieving the aim of preserving a vintage airframe while keeping it active. There is a group of active glider pilots regularly flying and other members can also enjoy the delights of flying over the Scottish countryside.

APSS also manages a Radio and Radar exhibition on site at East Fortune which has a unique collection of airborne radars as well as other significant avionic items on display.

All of the above activities are supported by a History Section, which has built up a large collection of aviation related material, invaluable when researching new projects.

For more details about the Society and its work click the tabs on the left.

 

The APSS is independent of the National Museum of Flight and this publication does not reflect the policies or opinion of the Museum. Help and support from the National Museum of Flight is gratefully acknowledged however.

Latest News

Strutter Assembly -

See the latest photos of the assembled Strutter here.

 

APSS Activities
Working Members
Strutter Construction
T53 Glider
Radio, Radar and Avionics

The APSS is a registered charity in Scotland, No.SC033307
A member of the British Aviation Preservation Council