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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 08Jul18 and 22Jul18

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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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Thursday 28th June Yeovil - Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture


Recent Developments in Martin-Baker Ejection Seats Phil Rowles BEng(hons) CEng FRAes, Vice President of Engineering. The lecture will briefly explore key the development history of Martin-Baker ejection seats, before focussing on the key technical challenges and the solutions employed in modern aircrew escape systems such as that for the F-35 aircraft. Martin-Baker is the world’s leading supplier of aircrew escape systems, having supplied 53% of the ejection seats currently in service globally, and having saved over 7500 aircrew lives since the first life saved in 1949.   Talks are held in the FAAM auditorium on the last Thursday of each month (except August and December) at 19.30. SoFFAAM Fleet Air Arm Museum, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Ilchester BA22 8HT. The entry price is £7.00. (unless otherwise stated). Non-members are welcome. The price includes light refreshments, including a glass of wine. These are very popular events and numbers are limited.  Members can buy tickets online or telephone the Museum Shop (01935 842617 or 01935 842616) to order and tickets can be posted out or collected from the Museum. More details and ticket bookings at the SOFFAAM website www.fleetairarmfriends.org.uk

Sunday 1st July 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


Tuesday 3rd – Friday 5th July Southampton - Seawork 2018

Seawork International is Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition. Seawork is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its products, its innovations and its people, for three invaluable days every year. Since 1998 Seawork International has delivered a unique on-shore and on-water trade exhibition. Nowadays, Seawork comprises an exhibition, conference and awards, attracting over 7,600 industry professionals, 10,500 products and services, together with over 70 vessels. Seawork International will return 3-5 July 2018 at the prestigious Mayflower Park venue in Southampton, UK. http://www.seawork.com/


Wednesday 4th July Romsey - South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

'Canberra Target Towing' a talk by Joe Marsden. 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.


Friday 6th – Tuesday 10th July London - RAF100 Aircraft Tour

The RAF100 Aircraft Tour is a  public display of iconic aircraft in city locations around the  country. Join us in London at Horse Guards for the RAF100 Aircraft Tour. Meet members of the Royal Air Force in an interactive STEM/Techno Zone and learn more about how we're creating the next generation Air  Force.   Aircraft on  display: Royal  Aircraft  Factory  BE2c  Biplane, Supermarine Spitfire  MkXVI  , Gloster Meteor F4 - The actual  aircraft  that captured the world air speed record of 616 mph in  1946, Harrier  GR3, Tornado  GR1, DC3  Dakota, Chinook  Helicopter, Typhoon Full Scale  Replica  andF35 (LII) Full Scale  Replica. Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster London SW1A  2AX.   On 10 July, one hundred days after our official 100th birthday, join us in London for our centrepiece event, the RAF100 parade and  flypast.


Saturday 7th July Yeovil - Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday 7 July 2018.   Up to 40,000 visitors are expected to visit the Royal Navy’s premier public event at the spiritual home of the Fleet Air Arm. https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday


Saturday 7th July Portsmouth – Actions Stations STEM Open Day

The STEM Open Day at Action Stations offers interactive science, technology and engineering activities for university students and kids of all ages! The day will involve: Fun and interactive science, engineering and technology experiments for the whole family. Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ.


Sunday 8th July -   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 £5 for adults, £2 for 10-16 year olds and 'under 10s' are free.   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 <.com>  or further details via email at <  fonfa2010ATgmail.com>

Monday 9th July Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

The History of the Royal Jordanian Falcons Display Team by Ghazi N Sadoun - Team Director of the Royal Jordanian Falcons. Giving AirACES a presentation, between their displays at Yeovilton & RIAT. 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.


Monday 9th July 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


Wednesday 11th – Thursday 12th July London - RAF Air Power Conference IET, SAir Power Conference 2018 – Building the Next Generation Air Force. The 2018 Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Conference will take place on 11-12 July 2018 and will be a highlight of a week of events celebrating the Royal Air Force’s Centenary in London.   Senior Government Ministers, RAF senior officers, business leaders and up to 60 international air chiefs will attend the Conference, the theme of which will be ‘Building the Next Generation Air Force’ https://www.airpower.org.uk/air-power-conference-2018/


Wednesday 11th July Winchester - Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series

Valhalla, Discworld and 21st Century Cosmology by Professor Bernard Jones (University of Groningen) with Marlies van de Weijgaert (University of Groningen). Cosmology has made gigantic leaps over the last half century. Our perception of the Universe has undergone a shift. We now ‘know’ that it expanded from a Hot Big Bang, we know its size, its temperature and how fast it is expanding and all of this with a precision undreamt of only 50 years ago. We now have out ‘Standard Model of the Universe’. 4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium  in Winchester, Telegraph Way,  Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ. http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/visitor-information/whats-on/space-lectures/


Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th July Chichester 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Saturday, 19th June 1993, was a momentous day for Goodwood: it was the opening day of the very first Festival of Speed, aimed at bringing motorsport back to this historically important venue. No barriers, no wire fences, a paddock open to tall, and a Hill climb that snaked to the top of Goodwood Park. From the beginning, it was 'the garden party of the Gods'. On the manicured lawns of an English stately home, the tranquil sophistication of a summer garden party is shattered by a piercing wail as a Formula One car screeches up the front drive, wreathed in tyre smoke. It’s an unforgettable experience: a visceral assault on the senses; an intoxicating display of speed and power; a unique joining of the past, present and future of automotive. Welcome to the Festival of Speed. https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/festival-of-speed/


Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July Fairford - Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2018

The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world's largest military air show. Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returns this summer on 13-15 July and will be marking a very special occasion in 2018, the centenary of the Royal Air Force. As well as commemorating the past achievements, we'll also be celebrating the present and helping to inspire the future of the RAF.


Friday 13th July Lyndhurst - New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture

'The New Forest Airfields during WW2’ by Dr Henry Goodall. Henry is Chairman of FONFA, Friends of the New Forest Airfields.   The twelve airfields of the New Forest area played an important part in WW2 helping to secure the eventual victory, especially with the support of D-Day. They were involved in every aspect of air warfare from research and development, training, flying on both defensive and offensive missions and supporting the operations of secret agents and Resistance Organisations in occupied Europe.   Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £4 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson:  stephen.robson10ATbtopenworld.com.


Saturday 14th July Portsmouth - UTC Portsmouth STEM Open Day

In partnership with the award winning charity, The Girls Network, UTC Portsmouth are organising a thought-provoking, fun and interactive event for girls interested in STEM. The event aims to support girls aged 13 – 16 into STEM subjects and improve the visibility of women in those fields. The event will bring together a great selection of women speakers from the various STEM topics to give inspirational talks, host engaging discussion panels and speak one-to-one with the girls about their careers and experiences. 9:00am - 4:00pm. http://www.utcportsmouth.org/events/2018/7/14/girls-stem-event


Sunday 15th July Sherborne – Classics and Supercars 2018

Now in its 15th year, Classic & Supercars can now be regarded as certainly one of the premier classics and  supercar shows in the South of England with upwards of 2,000 cars on display, from veterans to the  latest supercars. In the last 4 years the show has raised in excess of £130,000 for national and local charities. https://classic-supercars.co.uk/about-the-show-and-venue/


Thursday 19th July Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

The Queen's Flight by Squadron Leader Graham Laurie MVO. Graham was a pilot on the Queen's Flight for 26 years and this evening he recalls anecdotes from that time involving the Royal Family and VIPs. He also looks at the history of the Queen's Flight itself and the aircraft used including the Vickers Viking. 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 £2 Non Members £7.   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.


Sunday 22nd July Brooklands - 2018 Brooklands (BTM) Classic Car Show and Jumble

The Brooklands (BTM) Classic Car Show and Jumble is an annual event held at the heart of British Motorsport - Brooklands. The show and jumble surround the 1907 Clubhouse and spreads out through the Motoring Village, Finishing Straight and the original banked track itself. https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/btm/about/about-the-brooklands-trust-members/brooklands-btm-classic-car-show-and-jumble


Sunday 22nd July 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 £5 for adults, £2 for 10-16 year olds and 'under 10s' are free.   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 <.com>  or further details via email at <  
fonfa2010ATgmail.com>


Thursday 26th July Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Design Legends with John Barnard John Barnard was the designer responsible for two major steps forward in Formula One design - the carbon composite chassis for McLaren in the 1981 MP4/1 and the semi-automatic gearbox for Ferrari in 1989. He later became Technical Director at Benetton from 1990 to 92 before returning again to Ferrari. He helped achieve 31 Grand Prix Wins and three World Championship titles for Prost and Lauda whilst with McLaren, gave Michael Schumacher his first F1 win at Benetton and laid the foundations for Schumacher’s amazing run of World Championships at Ferrari. Tonight he will be talking to the author of "The Perfect Car", Nick Skeens. The book, published by EVRO Publishing, is the story of John Barnard - Motorsports most creative designer. 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.


Thursday 26th July Yeovil - Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture

1967 – 1968 “The Caribou” in Vietnam Speaker: Mr Jack Froelich, BA, FRAeS, Stocklinch Aviation. Talks are held in the FAAM auditorium on the last Thursday of each month (except August and December) at 19.30. SoFFAAM Fleet Air Arm Museum, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Ilchester BA22 8HT. The entry price is £7.00. (unless otherwise stated). Non-members are welcome. The price includes light refreshments, including a glass of wine. These are very popular events and numbers are limited.  Members can buy tickets online or telephone the Museum Shop (01935 842617 or 01935 842616) to order and tickets can be posted out or collected from the Museum. More details and ticket bookings at the SOFFAAM website www.fleetairarmfriends.org.uk


Thursday 26th July Salisbury - Museum of Army Flying Event

Flying without Aircraft a Lecture with Fraser Corsan, the World Record holder for Fastest Speed Flown in a Wingsuit. Have you ever wondered what it was like to jump out of a plane and just fly? Fraser Corsan, the World Record holder for Fastest Speed Flown in a Wingsuit,  will share his experiences of jumping from an aircraft at 35,508ft and travelling at over 249mph! The talk covers the history of early wingsuit development and the inherent dangers and challenges that had to be overcome up to the current day development.   A curry supper is available from the Museum of Flying's Apache Cafe team from 6pm (vegetarian meal also offered). Curry suppers are limited to 60, so book now to avoid disappointment. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.   £10 lecture, £7.50 supper.   Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY. http://www.armyflying.com/events/


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


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/




Southampton Model Aeroplane Club