Farnborough Air Sciences Museum

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When the RAF operated in the Middle East, and later Cyprus, cockpit temperatures during high-speed low-level flight rose to unacceptable levels which risked the pilots safety.  Initially air-ventilated undergarments were used and then the experimental water-cooled suits which provided a more efficient cooling process.

The FAST collection contains many examples of such cooling garments.

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If you wish to see any of our archives or artefacts, or to enquire whether we have a particular item, please see Enquiries & Access for details and forms.

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Saturdays, Sundays and
Bank Holiday Mondays
10.00am - 4.00pm

LATEST NEWS

The FAST Museum RE-OPENED on Saturday 31 July 2021.

The Wind Tunnels remain CLOSED, but we expect an update on this very soon.

Covid Secure Guided tours of the Man-Carrying Centrifuge are running.

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All postponed events are currently being rescheduled and dates will be posted soon>>

FAST

Trenchard House
85 Farnborough Road
Farnborough
Hampshire GU14 6TF

Tel: 01252 375050
Email: secretary@airsciences.org.uk
(Office manned Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays)

Arts Council Accredited Museum