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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 1st August Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Senna: 25 Years This is a premium Motor Sports Legends Event. It is 25 years since the death of who many consider to be the greatest F1 driver of all time, Ayrton Senna. In this special commemorative event we'll be looking at his incredible career and just what made him so great. We'll be joined by Simon Taylor with author/ journalist Richard Williams. 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 £8, Non-Members £15. To order tickets please ring 01932 857381 ext 226 or email to Yvette at talks+AT+brooklandsmembers.co.uk.


Sunday 4th 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


Wednesday 7th August Romsey - South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

CS Rolls (pioneer aviator) a talk by Steve Robson. All meetings 7.30 for 7.45pm start. Romsey Working Men's Conservative Club. Non-members very welcome (£4 on the door). Contact Mike Webster wmcbug+AT+aol.com


Friday 9th – Sunday 11th August Newbury – Retro festival including air show

Due to constraints specified by the Civil Aviation Authority (including the proximity of Heathrow Flight Paths and the M4) we are limited in our ability to arrange flying displays but we have submitted applications for a number of fly pasts. https://www.retrofestival.co.uk/newbury/airshows/


Saturday 10th August Gosport – Hovercraft Museum Open Days

The Hovercraft Museum Trust is open 10 am to 4 pm every Saturday  until Winter 2019 plus has monthly demo ride days. Individuals and groups are welcome, come and browse around our exclusive collection of over 60 Hovercraft including James Bond, Scrap Heap Challenge, military, racing, commercial, home builds, models, and archives. Hovercraft Ride Days 2019, 15 minute demo rides on one of the Hovertravel Hovercrafts. The Hovercraft Museum Trust, HMS Daedalus, Broom Way, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9YA


Monday 12th August Andover - Andover Strut

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


Tuesday 13th August Bournemouth -  Bournemouth Red Arrows Association event

The Peoples Mosquito - Alan Pickford. Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel gate 7:00pm  for a 7:30 start. Members £1, non-members £3. Contact 9redjets+AT+outlook.com. https://www.bmthreds.co.uk/


Thursday 15th August Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Quicksilver WSR The Quicksilver World Water Speed Record Challenge is a collaborative venture uniting highly-skilled individuals, firms and other organisations from across the broad span of industry and commerce, drawn together by the man who founded the project, author Nigel Macknight. The World Water Speed Record has a long and colourful history. Previous holders and challengers have included the Scottish-born, American-domiciled scientist, engineer and inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the fabled British soldier and author 'Lawrence of Arabia', and the legendary English 'speed kings' Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell with their iconic Bluebirds. 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 £2, Non-Members £7. To order tickets please ring 01932 857381 ext 226 or email to Yvette at talks+AT+brooklandsmembers.co.uk.


Monday 19th August Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Keys don’t float - Everything that you need to know about flying floats! by Bryan Pill In this talk you will learn “all you ever need to know about flying floats” - well perhaps not but this will be an informative and entertaining evening for aviator and non-aviator alike and on the way you will understand the difference between a float plane and a flying boat! Bryan is a qualified FAA float plane instructor. Free coffee and biscuits.   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 info+AT+airaces.org.uk.


Sunday 25th August Barton Ashes - Andover Strut & SHHAS BBQ Fly-in

Annual BBQ in the middle of a field (Barton Ashes). Contact Mike Webster wmcbug+AT+aol.com


Wednesday 27th August 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


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/




Tuesday 3rd September Swindon - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SW:Swindon local network Lecture ****

Engineering in Orthopaedics. Attendees will be able to see, touch and hear about the different options available for hip and knee replacements in terms of both material and design.   They can also learn about how the parts are made - including how metals are cast, how plastics are moulded and the use of 3D printing.   It is hoped that attendees will leave the lecture with a greater appreciation for how the human body works, and an interest in the development of medical devices. Speaker Elaine Lovelady, PhD, MSc.   Senior Research Engineer. 6:30-9:30pm at UTC Swindon, Bristol St, Wiltshire SN15ET. https://events.theiet.org/swindon19-10-engineering-in-orthopaedics/


Tuesday 3rd September Bishop’s Waltham – Bishop’s Waltham Aviation Group Lecture

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 4th September Christchurch - Christchurch Aviation Society Lecture
Bomber Command by George Caple. The presentation tells the story of Bomber Command’s successful six year World War 2 campaign against Germany, from day one to the end in May 1945. It asks that Guernica, Warsaw, Antwerp, Rotterdam, London, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Hull, and many other cities attacked by the Luftwaffe should be remembered, and presents photographs of the aircraft available to the RAF in 1939. It describes the difficulties of finding targets at night and in bad weather Speaker: TBA. Short AGM followed by a talk. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the High Street, Christchurch.   Programme Secretary, Robert Wilson, Tel: 01425 271202 or email progsec+AT+christchurchavsoc.co.uk


Thursday 5th September Middle Wallop - Museum of Army Flying Event

Forgotten Few - the story of the naval pilots in the Battle of Britain. For 20 years, the contribution of the Fleet Air Arm in the Battle of Britain went unrecognised by either the Admiralty or the Air Ministry. In 1960, the definition of ‘veteran of the Battle’ was widened to cover two naval squadrons in Scotland and although the naval pilots were mentioned in official records and memorials, their individual histories have seldom been recognised. Paul Beaver uses the research from his new book to tell the stories of some of the characters – the Royal Marine Ronnie Hay from Amesbury; Douglas Bader’s wingman, Dickie Cork and earlier operations in Norway. 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/forgotten-few-the-story-of-the-naval-pilots-in-the-battle-of-britain/


Southampton Model Aeroplane Club