Museum of Flight gears up for Wheels and Wings Show

Angus Bennett, Arabella Cotter, Joel Begg and Hannah Fleetwood check out Segway personal transporters at the National Museum of Flight.
Angus Bennett, Arabella Cotter, Joel Begg and Hannah Fleetwood check out Segway personal transporters at the National Museum of Flight.

Exciting motorbike, quad bike and unicycle stunts, falconry displays, Segway rides and the chance to see over 200 classic vehicles are just some of the highlights of this year’s Wheels and Wings Show at East Fortune’s National Museum of Flight this Sunday.

Former world champion motocross rider, Jason Smyth will showcase his awesome motorbike and quad bike skills in two performances of his special Adrenaline Tour at the East Lothian attraction, and visitors can also enjoy the superb stunts and fabulous platform flips of the award-winning Voodoo Unicycle team.

East Lothian pilot Gavin Hunter will thrill the crowds with an aerobatic display in his Bucker Jungmann biplane and a number of magnificent birds of prey will show nature’s wings in action.

Over 200 classic cars, mini and large traction engines and fire engines will be on display and there will be the opportunity to meet a former Concorde pilot beside the Museum’s supersonic Concorde exhibit.

The Wheels and Wings Show also features lots of interactive challenges for visitors including the chance to learn some mountain biking skills, ride a Segway personal transporter (height and weight restrictions apply) and experience an alternative form of cycling in the form of a recumbent bike. Toddlers can test out one of the event’s mini ride-on aeroplanes while older children and adults can try their hand at operating a two or seven tonne excavator.

All of the National Museum of Flight’s attractions will be available to explore, including two historic aircraft hangars, which re-opened earlier this year following a multi-million pound redevelopment and are packed with exciting new displays telling the stories of military and civil aviation over the past century.

The Show takes place on Sunday, September 25 from 10am to 5pm. Tickets cost: Adult £14 Conc £12, Child £9 (under 5s free). Family ticket £37 (2 adults and 2 children). Parking £4.