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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 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 Radio and Radar section 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.




Latest News

APSS has new home -

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

The APSS is a registered charity in Scotland, No.SC048150
A member of the Aviation Heritage UK