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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Heritage Centre Openings  

2019 Open Days here website here

FONFA is a charity established by aviation enthusiasts, veterans, authors and historians in the New Forest. FONFA’s Heritage Centre is in a former RAF Sopley building.

Derrit Lane, Sopley BH23 8AU. Turn first left as you enter the new housing estate


East Boldre Book

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


Thursday 11th July Middle Wallop - Museum of Army Flying Event

Sagittarius Rising and the Royal Flying Corps Paul Beaver returns to the Army Flying Museum to tell the story of the Royal Flying Corps so beautifully described in the described in the autobiographical account, Sagittarius Rising. Paul will be using the Museum痴 own displays to tell the story of fragile aeroplanes and pilots who flew without parachutes. Paul will cover its creation, first actions, successes and failures as well as why it morphed into the Royal Air Force. A curry supper is also available from the Apache Cafe at 6pm. Spaces are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment. 7:00 pm ・9:00 pm. Book online https://www.armyflying.com/events/expert-talks/sagittarius-rising-and-the-royal-flying-corps/

Friday 12th July Lyndhurst - New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture
Tonights speaker has had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. An alternative spekaer will be in place. Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors 」4 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson:  
stephen.robson10 AT btopenworld.com  or Mike Collo at  m.collo AT btinternet.com.

Thursday 18th July Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

1969 - Man on the Moon & More. A Classic Talk - please reserve your place and pay on the night. "That's one Small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". We all remember that out-of-this-world famous one-liner from 20th July 1969, firmly cementing that year as one of the most significant in history. It's 50 years on now and we take a look back at that golden year - the pinnacle of the space race, Woodstock, Counter Culture, Abbey Road, Concorde, the new 50p, Fashion, Culture, and Politics to name but a few. The evening will be in two parts: Part One: Harry Sherrard will be looking at the Apollo 11 mission and Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. Part Two: Following Jenny Lockyer's and Vern Griffiths' brilliant 'Last Flight Out' play and Preparing for Peace at BTM Talks in 2018, they are presenting their take on the highlights of 1969. With a mixture of songs, sketches and some good natured audience participation theirs is an informed but not too formal look at one of the most momentous years in our history."

Doors open 6pm - Hot food and Members Bar. Event begins at 7.30pm in the Vickers Suite. Parking on the Museum site outside the Paddock - enter via the Brooklands Road gate (marked JTI). Time 7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Members 」7, Non-Members 」2. To order tickets please ring 01932 857381 ext 226 or email to Yvette at talks AT brooklandsmembers.co.uk.

Thursday 18th July Poole - Institution of Civil Engineers South West (ICE) Event ****

Atolls, seawalls and breakwaters - meeting the challenges of the sea, Poole Drawing on a long career working in many oceans and seas, Chris Brown will talk about evolution of design principles, model testing, the difference in appreciation of occurrence, probability and risk between the engineer and the general public, using what you’ve got and how we might all do more for less. Chris’s recent experience includes drone & lidar surveys of Plymouth Breakwater, inspecting, listing and building seawalls on tropical islands, and reading Smeaton’ account of building the Eddystone Lighthouse - published in Imperial size in 1810. 18:30pm. Scaplen’s Court Museum, Sarum Street, Poole BH15 1JW. For more information please contact: Barbara Sweet

e: icesw.admin AT ice.org.uk.

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July – Royal International Air Festival (RIAT) 2019

The World's Greatest Airshow! Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo returns this July to RAF Fairford with one of the most diverse flying displays in the world. 19-21 July 2019 at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire.

Sunday 21st July Bransgore (near Sopley) - Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Open Day
The refurbished Heritage Centre has recently received major grant funding, enabling investment in 'state of the art' touch screens and audio-visual facilities, which give visitors a wholly immersive interactive experience, for 2019. A wealth of model dioramas, pictures and artefacts tell the story of the aviators and aircraft operating from the twelve New Forest airfields in WW2. There is also a section describing the WWI training airfield at East Boldre. The Centre provides a unique perspective on our local aviation heritage. Open Days are from 10am-4pm  for which the Trustees ask for a donation of 」7.50 for adults, 」3 for 10-16 year old痴 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 Heritage Centre 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 e-mail at <fonfa2010 AT gmail.com>

Monday 22nd July Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Sir Alan Cobham ・and the Airlines by Adrian Constable. Adrian will explain as to how Sir Alan Cobham opened up the Empire, for Imperial. Airways and BOAC (but not for himself). The talk covers Alan Cobham痴 survey flights across the Empire, after the third of which he was knighted, and the subsequent surveys which he had every reason to expect would lead to having his own airline in Africa. Free coffee and biscuits.   All welcome. 19:00 for 19:30 start. Chichester Park Hotel, behind Sainsbury痴 on the Chichester By-pass. Entrance fee to each meeting members 」3/non-members 」5. Contact David Batcock on 01243-823007 or email info AT airaces.org.uk.

Wednesday 24th July Gosport - Gosport Aviation Society (GAS) Meeting

Subject TBA. 7.30pm for 8.00pm. GAS has moved venue to the Royal Naval Association Club. RNA Gosport RNA Club. 66 Fareham Road Gosport Hampshire Entry charge of 」3.00 for visitors. Contact Bob Wealthy Tel 01329 315561. solentaeromarine AT hotmail.com

  DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Thursday 29th August Bournemouth - Bournemouth Red Arrows Association – Dinner with the Pilots

BRAA are holding their 25th birthday party on 29th August which coincides with the first day of Bournemouth Air Festival. This event is in the form of a 3 course meal supported and hosted by ex-Red Arrows pilots and engineers alongside current display pilots.

The event will take place at the Cumberland Hotel which is an ideal place to view the airshow and in particular night air which this year is promising a very exciting line up. This is already proving a leading attraction during Bournemouth Air Festival and tickets priced at just 」60 are selling fast, to buy your tickets contact 9redjets AT outlook.com for payment options. Currently each table booked will be hosted by one of our guest pilots on a first come first served basis. All proceeds from this event will support The Jon Egging Trust.

Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September Bournemouth - 2019 Bournemouth Air Festival

Experience the UK's biggest air festival ・by the sea and completely free! https://bournemouthair.co.uk/

  



Southampton Model Aeroplane Club

East Boldre WW1 Airfield Exhibition 26-28 July Click here for poster

Charles Rolls Event

13July

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