Scotland’s National Museum of Flight is home to one of the UK’s best aviation collections, incorporating aircraft from both World Wars and a range of modern military and civil planes, including a Tornado, a Harrier and a British Airways Concorde.
We were commissioned by the museum to produce seven films, covering everything from recreational aviation to aerial warfare, as well as a huge, 9-metre wide projection for the main hanger. The films, which mix specially shot material with existing archive, were designed to bring the collection to life by giving visitors a sense of what it’s like to fly in all sorts of situations, from combat to aerobatics. To reflect the richness of Scotland’s aviation history and embrace the enthusiasm of its existing aviation community, we reached out far and wide, both in terms of shooting original material and sourcing existing footage, connecting with a huge range of sources, from international footage libraries to individual pilots and flying clubs. Location filming took place across Scotland, from the borders to the Orkney Islands. The programmes were integrated into a series of new displays as part of the museum’s £ 3.6m renovation which opened in 2016. A selection of the video content can be seen below: