Farnborough Air Sciences Trust

Safeguarding Our Unique Aviation History

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FAST (the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust) was founded in 1993 to safeguard Farnborough's priceless aeronautical heritage.  We work to preserve and promote Farnborough's great heritage in aviation science - an important educational resource and an internationally significant part of the nation's scientific progress.

Our museum is dedicated to Farnborough's proud aviation heritage and significant contribution to air science and research, and offers an important educational resource as well as an entertaining and stimulating day out for anyone interested in aviation history and scientific progress.  


Trenchard House

85 Farnborough Road


Hampshire GU14 6TF

Tel : 01252 375050

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First Flight Marker Unveiled in Farnborough

FAST has been working with the Farnborough branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society to mark the approximate take off point of Samuel Cody’s first flight in the UK in 1908, with the erection of a granite block marker bearing a commemorative plaque. The granite block also marks the 150th anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society this year.

The First Flight Marker was unveiled at 11am on Wednesday 29 July 2016 by celebrated aviator Tracey Curtis-Taylor, also known as Bird in a Biplane following her epic global flight last October in an antique, open-cockpit biplane very similar to the Gipsy Moth flown by Amy Johnson in 1930.

See photos from the ceremony in the gallery below.

The Marker is located in the Farnborough Road, just south of the Aviator Hotel.

First Flight Marker

The Unveiling Ceremony : Wednesday 29 June 2016

Photos courtesy of Veronica Graham-Green, Richard Hall and Carol Drew