The National Museum of Flight at East Fortune is seeking volunteers to help with Scotland’s National Airshow on Saturday, July 26.
Over 10,000 people are expected at Scotland’s National Airshow in East Lothian this summer, to see the return of the Red Arrows as they celebrate their 50th flying season, along with a spectacular aerial line-up including the RAF’s supersonic Typhoon display team. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in the form of the Spitfire, the Lancaster and the Hawker Hurricane will take to the skies above the historic military airfield at East Fortune.
National Museums Scotland is seeking volunteers for roles at the event including flight stewarding, crew room attendance, hangars/aircraft stewarding, data collection, and photography, as well as other general duties such as directing visitors around the site. If the applicant is successful then full training is given, and each volunteer receives a family ticket to the event (2 adults and 2 children). All new volunteers must be available to attend a training session at the Museum on Thursday, July 24, at 5.30pm.
While the Breitling Wingwalkers and The RV8tors will be showing off their aerobatic team skills, ground entertainment at the event will offer a wide range of family activities.
Steve McLean, general manager at the National Museum of Flight said; “Every year, we have fifty or so volunteers from the public helping at the Airshow, who give us their time and expertise, and we could not achieve so much at the event without their help. Our volunteers tell us that it’s extremely rewarding to be involved with such a high profile and exciting event, so we’re hoping to attract another great volunteer force in 2014. ”
Tony Bray, a regular volunteer,said; “If you want a good day out, meeting lots of people, then this is for you. The National Museum of Flight team will make you feel welcome and valued from your first contact and if you’re interested in aviation then you get a ring side seat to all the action and help thousands of visitors to enjoy their day!”
Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Linda De Costa at the National Museum of Flight on 0131 247 4238 before Saturday, June 21.