Museum of Army Flying

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Museum of Army Flying
One of the museum's galleries
Established 1987
Location Middle Wallop, Hampshire, England
Website [1]

The Museum of Army Flying is an award-winning British military aviation museum about the history of flying in the British Army. It is located beside the Army Air Corps Centre in Middle Wallop, close to Andover in Hampshire, England.

The Museum covers the history of Army aviation from the Balloon sections of the Royal Engineers, through the establishment of the Royal Flying Corps in 1912 and Air Observation Post (AOP)Squadrons. It brings the story up to date with the establishment of the Army Air Corps in 1957, from the merger of the Glider Pilot Regiment and the AOP Squadrons.

The Museum also contains multiple flight simulators that anyone can utilize for a small fee.[1] Outside the museum is a play park featuring aviation themed play pieces that kids can climb on, including a control tower based on the Middle Wallop control tower.[2]

Museum Aircraft[edit]

The Museum’s collection of aircraft includes both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. These include a restored Westland Lynx serial XX153 that was used to set two former world helicopter speed records in 1972, Aérospatiale Gazelle, Westland Scout, Westland Lynx, Bristol Sycamore, the Saunders-Roe Skeeter, and a replica of the rotabuggy, among others.

The role of the Glider Pilot Regiment is also shown through the exhibit of military gilders, including the Airspeed Horsa and Waco CG-4.

Hotspur glider museum of army flying

The museum also has the piece of Soviet equipment that was the greatest threat to British Army helicopters during the Cold War, the ZSU-23-4, captured from the Iraqi Army during the first Gulf War.

Army Air Museum, Middle Wallop - geograph.org.uk - 772993

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.armyflying.com/simulators/. Museum of Army Flying. Simulators. 9 Sep. 2013
  2. ^ http://www.armyflying.com/attractions/play-park/. Museum of Army Flying. Play Park. 9 Sep. 2013

Coordinates: 51°09′01″N 1°34′21″W / 51.1502°N 1.5726°W / 51.1502; -1.5726