Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
|Farnborough Air Sciences Trust|
|Location||Farnborough, Hampshire, England|
|Website||Official FAST website|
The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) museum holds a collection of aircraft (actual and model), satellites, simulators, wind tunnel and Royal Aircraft Establishment-related material. It is based in Farnborough, Hampshire immediately adjacent to Farnborough Airfield on the A325 Farnborough Road.
Part of the collection is housed in Trenchard House, which includes a library, an archive, and a store. There are aircraft on display, some of which have had significant design and/or development contribution from Farnborough. A collection of wind tunnel models is held in storage, along with documentation and historical records of engineering and technical development. There is also a large collection of plans and drawings relating to the Farnborough and Pyestock sites.
The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00. It is managed by the trustees of FAST while day to day running is carried out by volunteers of the FAST Association.
The museum has received praise from the press. In 2009, it featured in both The Times' 'List of the Top 10 Geeky Holiday Spots on the Planet' and The Sun's Kid's Go Free Top 10 Educational Visitor Attractions.
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- The Sun (London) http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/travel/article2362906.ece
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