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.
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 2023 Wind Tunnel Tour Season is now CLOSED but the waiting list for 2024 is OPEN. The 2024 Wind Tunnel Tour Season runs from 31st March to 27th October 2024. Details at Wind Tunnel Tours>>