Solent Sky

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Solent Sky
Solent Sky general view.JPG
Solent Sky is located in Southampton
Solent Sky
Location within Southampton
LocationSouthampton, Hampshire
Coordinates50°53′52″N 1°23′32″W / 50.897881°N 1.392246°W / 50.897881; -1.392246Coordinates: 50°53′52″N 1°23′32″W / 50.897881°N 1.392246°W / 50.897881; -1.392246
TypeAviation museum

Solent Sky is an aviation museum in Southampton, Hampshire, previously known as Southampton Hall of Aviation.

It depicts the history of aviation in Southampton, the Solent area and Hampshire. There is special focus on the Supermarine aircraft company, based in Southampton, and its most famous products, the Supermarine S.6 seaplane and the Supermarine Spitfire, designed by R. J. Mitchell.

There is also coverage of the Schneider Trophy seaplane races, twice held at Calshot Spit, and the flying boat services which operated from the Solent.


Aircraft on display[edit]

Aircraft on display at the museum include:

Supermarine S.6A, N248 on display.

Engines on display[edit]


The work of Solent Sky is supported by a registered charity, the R. J. Mitchell Memorial Museum Limited, whose objects are "to advance the education of the public in matters relating to aviation by establishing and maintaining a museum as a permanent memorial to R. J. Mitchell, the designer of the Schneider Trophy S6B seaplane and the Spitfire."[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Charity Commission. R. J. Mitchell Memorial Museum Limited, registered charity no. 262995.

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