Take flight at the Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop, just a ten minute drive from Stockbridge, where the Museum tells the story of British Army Flying from the early days of military ballooning to the modern Army Air Corps.
The collection was started in 1946 at RAF Andover, later moving to Middle Wallop and was first opened to the public in 1974. The purpose built hanger has two large aircraft halls, a learning centre, a 1940's house display and play park.
The collection 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. These range from a First World War biplane to a HueyCobra attack helicopter plus an example of every Allied glider used operationally during the Second World War.
Highlights of the collection include a Sopwith Pup – an example of a single-seat fighter introduced in 1916 -and a Lynx helicopter which broke the world speed record in 1972 by achieving an average speed of 199.92 miles per hour (321.74 km per hour) in a 100km closed circuit.
The museum also hosts a range of events throughout the year, so time your visit with family fun days, air displays and lectures.
Gift aid your ticket at no additional cost and get your entrance upgraded to one year's free readmission.
For more information and to book, visit www.armyflying.com
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