York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

Sponsored by Aviva

27 Station Rise

Did you know?

A notable species of flying insect recorded by researchers at the Nature of Flight area at the Yorkshire Air Museum is Nigrotipula nigra, commonly known as the Chocolate Crane Fly.

Present day environmental researchers are making links with research undertaken by Ornithologist and Entomologist Reverend Francis Orpen Morris, 1810-1893 (ordained by the Archbishop of York in 1834), at the site of the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington. It is clear that early aviators studied flying insects in their designs of flying machines and the principles are still in use today by scientists at NASA.

The Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial is the largest History of Aviation Museum in UK. It is the sole Allied Air Forces Memorial in Europe and was Top Specialist Attraction in UK 2011. It occupies a 20 acre parkland site on the largest original WWll Bomber Command Station open to the public and has over 60 historic aeroplanes and vehicles with over 15 exhibitions. On top of being an aviation museum, it also has large catering and corporate facilities and receives around 70,000 visitors per year.

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