Farnborough Air Sciences Museum
Film & Sound
Fine Art & Drawings
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.
Enquiries & Access
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.
MUSEUM OPENING HOURS
Saturdays, Sundays and
Bank Holiday Mondays
10.00am - 4.00pm
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.
All postponed events are currently being rescheduled and dates will be posted soon>>