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Army Aviation Museum
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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Next Museum Opening  

Sun 05Aug18 and 19Aug18

See website here

FONFA is a charity established by aviation enthusiasts, veterans, authors and historians in the New Forest. FONFA museum is in a former RAF Sopley building. Derrit Lane, Sopley BH23 8AU. Turn first left as you enter the new housing estate


East Boldre This book tells the story of the pioneering flights from 1910 to 1920. Click here  

29Jun18 a one off event about two aviation pioneers, one talk is by a visiting Canadian about the first Flight of the British Empire

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Friday, 3rd August Swindon – IET Engineering Open House Day

If you're looking for an educational and fun day out for young people with inquisitive minds during the summer holidays, then this year's Engineering Open House Day on Friday, 3 August 2018 could be for you.   Now in its fourth year, IET Engineering Open House Day aims to showcase engineering as a positive career choice. The IET is teaming up with well-known organisations and venues across the UK to welcome young people and their parents to this year’s IET Engineering Open House Day event, which takes place at various locations, including Royal Mail Swindon, on Friday, 3 August 2018. http://www.engineer-a-better-world.org/whats-on/

  

Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th August Beaulieu - Supercar Weekend

Join us for the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/beaulieu-supercar-weekend/

  

Sunday 5th August Winchester – Twyford Water Works

Open Day - Why not come along to our open days where you can: Find out  about the story of drinking water in our new Discovery Zone. Enjoy  an informative stroll around our Waterworks with everything fully open, restored machinery in operation and our volunteers on hand to explain how it all used to work. If you wish, join a free Guided Tour to find out all about the Waterworks. See  the restored boiler and pumping engine in action!   Children  can follow their own trail looking for clues to the story of the site. Can you find ‘Twyford Toad’? Discover  the lime kilns up above the main works, where you can also watch the industrial narrow gauge railway at work. Follow our nature trail around the three acre site and see what you can spot! Relax  in our  renowned Tea Room, offering a wide range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, snacks, cakes & ice creams. Please feel free to make use of the picnic tables around the site too.   As well as all of this, our open days usually have additional heritage exhibitors on site - anything from full size traction engines to wood turning demonstrations.   Open days (11am – 4pm)  Gift Aid price Adults £7, concessions £6 and under 16's free.   https://www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk/opendays

  

Sunday 5th August -  Sopley (nr Bransgore) - Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Open day
The museum has a wealth of pictures and artefacts commemorating the aviation operations and aircraft of WW2 involving the 12 airfields and also the training airfield at East Boldre from WW1. Open from      10am-4pm for this open day for which the Trustees ask for a donation of £7.50 for adults, £3 for 10-16 year olds and 'under 10s' are free.   Service Veterans (pre-1961) are offered a concessionary rate of £3 on production of their service ID. Annual Membership £10, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £25, Life Membership £100. The museum is in Mosquito Way, accessed via the new housing estate BH23 8AU, off Derritt Lane, Bransgore. Turn left immediately on entering the estate.    See the Facebook page or  the website at
https://fonfasite.wordpress.com/  and  fonfa2010ATgmail.com

  

Sunday 5th August Salisbury - Old Sarum Airfield 'Vintage Sunday' Event

Our popular event for vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and aircraft. Join us on the first Sunday of every month for this informal gathering. Free. Arrivals from 10am. Free landings at Old Sarum for all aircraft registered before 1960.  Reduced entry (£5) to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection for pilots of pre-1960 aircraft and drivers/riders of classic and vintage cars and motorbikes. On arrival, please follow the signs and look out for marshals who will direct you to a dedicated parking area.   Cars and motorbikes must not enter the active airfield.   Information on events at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection can be found on Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Boscombe-Down-Aviation-Collection-330939183658923/  or at  www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk

  

Monday 13th August Andover - Andover Strut Meeting

The Andover Strut meets on the 2nd Monday in the month at Popham Airfield (EGHP). Visitors welcome.   We normally gather at around 19:30 for a 20:00 start. Tea, coffee and  biscuits  available throughout the evening. http://www.andoverstrut.org.uk

  

Sunday 19th August -  Sopley (nr Bransgore) - Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Open day
The museum has a wealth of pictures and artefacts commemorating the aviation operations and aircraft of WW2 involving the 12 airfields and also the training airfield at East Boldre from WW1. Open from      10am-4pm for this open day for which the Trustees ask for a donation of £7.50 for adults, £3 for 10-16 year olds and 'under 10s' are free.   Service Veterans (pre-1961) are offered a concessionary rate of £3 on production of their service ID. Annual Membership £10, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £25, Life Membership £100. The museum is in Mosquito Way, accessed via the new housing estate BH23 8AU, off Derritt Lane, Bransgore. Turn left immediately on entering the estate.    See the Facebook page or  the website at https://fonfasite.wordpress.com/  and  fonfa2010ATgmail.com

  

Monday 20th August Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Tales from an Air Traffic Controller by Mr Joe Bamford. Joe Bamford is coming all of the way from Lancashire, to give the Air ACES members, friends & guests, his talk about the time that he was working as an Air Traffic Controller – before computerisation!   All welcome. 19:00 for 19:30 start. Chichester Park Hotel, behind Sainsbury’s on the Chichester By-pass. Entrance fee to each meeting members £3/non-members £5. Contact David Batcock on 01243-823007 or email infoATairaces.org.uk.

  

Thursday 23rd - Monday 27th August Dorset - Great Dorset Steam Fair

2018 marks our MAMMOTH 50th Anniversary show starring 500 full size steam engines, never before has such a gathering been attempted. For the first time visitor seeing the Great Dorset Steam Fair can be quite an awe. Child Okeford, Dorset. https://www.gdsf.co.uk/

  

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th August Overton, Hampshire - Carfest South

Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Hampshire.  Flying display includes Red Arrows. http://www.carfest.org/welcome/welcome-to-carfest-south-2018/

  

Friday 24th – Monday 27th August Bournemouth - RAF 100 AT BOURNEMOUTH AIRPORT

To mark the RAF Centenary Celebration and Bournemouth Airport's long association with the RAF, Exeter Airport is holding a special celebratory weekend on 24-27 August 2018. There will be an interactive showcase featuring RAF exhibits, static displays including the iconic BAE Systems Hawk and RAF 100 Aston Martins and a host of other military memorabilia, with outdoor refreshments  available. Bournemouth Airport, Parley Lane, Christchurch BH23  6SE. https://www.raf.mod.uk/raf100/whats-on/raf-100-at-bournemouth-airport/

  

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th August Guildford – Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2018

5 Hour Airshow and 2 Hour Motoring Show. https://www.wingsandwheels.net/

  

Sunday 26th August Barton Ashes nr Winchester - South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society & Andover Strut BBQ & Fly-in

Annual BBQ in the middle of a microlight airfield (Barton Ashes) from 12 noon. This is a lovely strip in the heart of Hampshire just 6 miles from Popham. No landing fees, but charity donations are welcome.   All are welcome, for more details http://www.andoverstrut.org.uk or e-mail keith.pictonATntlworld.com

  

30th August - 2nd September - Bournemouth Air Festival 2018

Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has  entertained more than 9.2 million people since 2008. By the sea and free! https://bournemouthair.co.uk/

  

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  

Tuesday 4th September Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Motorcycle Legends - Peter Hickman "Hicky" is currently racing in the British Superbikes Championship aboard a BMW S1000RR for Smiths Racing. He currently holds the record for the fastest newcomer at the Isle of Man TT for which he prepared by driving the course 70 times in a hire car! He has won the TT twice and had seven podium positions. He was also fastest newcomer at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix. You can meet "Hicky" at this event where he will be in conversation with Steve Parrish.   The talk begins at 7.30pm, there is no reserved seating. This event is held in the Napier Room in the historic clubhouse at Brooklands. The Members Bar is open from 6pm and hot food is available in the Blue Bird Room. Ticket Information, Members £8 Non Members £15.   Pay on the night.   For evening talks please use the Campbell Gate Entrance off Brooklands Road. The postcode for SatNavs for this entrance is KT13 0QN. This entrance is shared with JTI and signed ‘JTI Members Hill’. Tickets are available online or via the BTM Office on 01932 857381 ext 226 Mon to Fri. talksATbrooklandsmembers.co.uk.

  

Tuesday 4th September Bristol - Institution of Civil Engineers South West (ICE) Event ****

Success and potential failure of engineering computational design, Bristol in recent decades, digital tools have fundamentally changed the way that engineers and other designers collaborate throughout a project. The use of computational tools has enabled much greater versatility within creative design and allowed results to quickly inform the project team’s creative thought process. However, the methodology can also hide an inherent contradiction between creative freedom and practical constraint. This event is FREE and open to all (including the general public). Sandwiches and refreshments are available from 18:00 with the talk commencing at 18:30. University of Bristol Pugsley Lecture Theatre Queen’s Building, University Walk Bristol BS8 1TR https://www.ice.org.uk/events/success-and-potential-failure-of-engineering If you experience any issues, please contact the event administrator: natalie.willsATice.org.uk

  

Tuesday 4th September Eastleigh – Bishop’s Waltham Aviation Group Lecture

"The Taranto Raid" - Kim Sharman.   Doors  open at 7:45pm with presentation starting at 8:00pm. We meet in the Church Hall, off Free Street Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire SO32 1EE. A location map and directions can be found in the 'ABOUT' section of this site. The fee for each meeting is normally £2.50p. Website www.bwavg.co.uk.

  

Wednesday 5th September Romsey - South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

''v1 to B747 - My Life and Career” a talk by Steve Thirkettle. All meetings 7.30 for 7.45pm start. Romsey Working Men's Conservative Club. Non-members very welcome (£4 on the door). Contact Phil Wiltshire philccbwAThotmail.co.uk.

  

Wednesday 5th September Christchurch - Christchurch Aviation Society Lecture

Battle of Britain 1935 Speaker Steve Robson.   The dark months and incredible deeds of the few in 1940 are well covered in many books and films. How was a small number of novice fighter pilots in novel aircraft types able to prevent a battle experienced, well trained, well-motivated and larger force from gaining air superiority? Programme Secretary, Robert Wilson, Tel: 01425 271202 or email progsecATchristchurchavsoc.co.uk

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