News 2017
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
Safeguarding Our Unique Aviation Heritage
April 2017
ROCK CHOIR MYSTERY TOUR COMES TO FAST MUSEUM

On Saturday 25  March and Sunday 2 April the Cody Pavilion at the FAST Museum reverberated to the sounds of 50 members of the Guildford, Godalming and Farnham Rock Choirs as one of the destinations on their Mystery Bus Tours.

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January 2017
FAST WINS FUNDING FOR MUSEUM ANNEX

For sometime FAST has planned to re-roof the Balloon School Annex with roof tiles more appropriate to the original build.  And so it is with much delight that we learn that our bid to the South East Museum Development Programme, using public funding from Arts Council England, has been successful.  Work will start in Spring 2017 to re-roof, add insulation and provide much needed heating to the Museum Annex. The work should be able to be progressed without any closures of the Annex displays.

Photos : Museum Annex, exterior (left) and interior (right)


Rock Choir in front of the replica of British Army Aeroplane with an effigy of Cody dressed for his first flight.

A FAST volunteer captures the event

May 2017
ZEPHYR JOINS FAST MUSEUM LINE-UP

The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum has long enjoyed exploiting its aviation heritage with the slogan "From Cody to Concorde" highlighting Farnborough's unique century of continuous aviation research and development. Now it can also claim to represent an A to Z of such activity, "From Airships to Zephyr", with the arrival of a prototype world-breaking aircraft design - the locally designed and built Zephyr solar-powered unmanned High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite.

This massive, lightweight aircraft was developed by QinetiQ at Farnborough and has subsequently been developed further for Ministry of Defence operational use by Airbus Defence and Space.  The latest versions are currently in production in a facility on the opposite side of the airfield from where the Zephyr 6 prototype is now on display in the Cody Pavilion.

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FAST volunteers after assembling the Zephyr's enormous, but highly delicate, structure, raise it into position in the Cody Pavilion.

Zephyr hangs from the roof of the Cody Pavilion


Zephyr seen above the replica of British Army Aeroplane No 1A