15 June 2015
A 600 mile relay cycle ride from Belfast to Farnborough made its last stop at the FAST museum on 15 June where the team handed over a pennant to salute Britain's first aviator, Samuel Franklin Cody. His statue stands where he used to pass every day when he was employed as the Army's Chief Kite Instructor, and later pioneer pilot, over 100 years ago.
FAST HELPS CELEBRATE THE CENTENARY OF THE AIR ACCIDENT
The cycle relay ride started in Belfast on 11 June and visited many prominent UK aviation landmarks and sites, both current and historic, in the four nations which comprise the United Kingdom. The riders were largely Inspectors of Air Accidents, with some administrative and support staff as well. From Belfast, they crossed to Scotland and then rode south to Bristol, via a site in Wales before finishing at historic Farnborough, Hampshire, where the AAIB headquarters is situated.