DAY EXCURSIONS

BOSCOMBE DOWN AVIATION COLLECTION and the ARMY SCHOOL of FLYING MUSEUM

Sunday 30th April 2023

A coffee and biscuits reception at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection with an introductory talk before viewing the Prototype English Electric Lightning, the Avro 707 (1/3rd scale model of the Avro Vulcan), the only “unstable” Bassett Beagle used by the Empire Test Pilots School, a complete cockpit of a Ww2 C-47 (DC-3), a 1952 Bristol Sycamore and the Prototype of the BAe Hawk.

Next, we visit the Army School of Flying Museum with time for lunch of your choice before enjoying a collection which covers the five main branches of Army Aviation: Royal Engineers (1878 – 1912), The Royal Flying Corps (1912-1918), Air Observation Post Squadrons (1941 – 1957), the Glider Pilot Regiment (1942 – 1957) and the current Army Air Corps (1957- to date). Over 40 aircraft can be seen in the Museum.

  • Depart 09.00hrs
  • Ticket: Ad: £53.60, SC: £49.60, Child: £47.60
  • Home 17.15hrs