World War One coming a few years after the dawn of flight marked the beginning of aerial warfare. This is examined at length in the museum. This is a Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a. These fighters were used extensively by the British.
Beside it is a Fokker D.VII, the German equivalent in wide use during the war.
Display panels and artifacts look at what the early military pilots wore into combat, and at items like miniature models, medals, and other souvenirs of the time.
Maurice Farman, a French engineer, designed the Farman Serie 11, and it saw use among Allied nations. It bore the name Shorthorn. This is one of two surviving planes of the type.