The parent Trust (FAST) is entirely volunteer run and self-financed. The main sources of income are Association membership subscriptions, fundraising events, donations, the museum shop and specialist grants when available. Association subscriptions are a prime source of regular income while giving members special benefits such as regular newsletters, privileged access to talks, organised visits and other social events organised by the Association Committee. Just becoming a member of FASTA directly supports the Trust, so join us today and download our Membership Form, where full details are given.
As a FASTA member there are also special opportunities for acting as volunteers at the museum. New Volunteers are always welcomed in particular to act as guides and provide security cover during our public opening days at weekends and bank holidays (10am to 4pm). No aviation, technical or engineering knowledge is required for this role which is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiasts and interesting visitors from all over the world. For further information on volunteering, download Volunteering at FAST.
FASTA is managed by an annually elected committee in accordance with a written constitution. It develops and represents the interests of all the members and regularly meets to provide essential administration and develop new ways of supporting the Trust and museum. There is an Annual General Meeting (AGM) held locally in Farnborough during November each year open to all members.
The FASTA committee works in conjunction with the FAST Trustees and Museum Management to provide support for Museum operations. There is a monthly 'Heritage meeting' held at the Museum to discuss the current status of Museum operations and FAST projects which is also open to all members.
In the 'Members Area
' you will find news of up-coming events such as talks, visits and other information of particular interest.