Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
Safeguarding Our Unique Aviation Heritage
The FAST Association (FASTA)
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Welcome to FASTA, a major part of Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST), a membership based organisation which supports the Trust, with currently over 800 enthusiasts and volunteers known as the 'Association'.   Members are drawn from the public who support the Trust's main aim of preserving Farnborough's unique aviation research heritage from the era of Cody's first recognized powered flight in 1908 to the present day.   The Association was originally created to provide financial and practical support for the Trust and its museum.

Current Association members include many ex-scientists, engineers, craftsmen and specialists who were employed at the old Farnborough Research Establishments as well as from the wider aerospace industry and academia both nationally and internationally.  Others have a direct connection with Farnborough through family connections, but most are simply aviation enthusiasts interested in preserving the pioneering aviation research conducted at Farnborough and its related establishments over the years.
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The parent Trust (FAST) is entirely volunteer run and self-financed.  The main sources of income are Association membership subscriptions, fundraising events, donations, the museum shop and specialist grants when available.   Association subscriptions are a prime source of regular income while giving members special benefits such as regular newsletters, privileged access to talks, organised visits and other social events organised by the Association Committee.   Just becoming a member of FASTA directly supports the Trust, so join us today and download our Membership Form, where  full details are given.

As a FASTA member there are also special opportunities for acting as volunteers at the museum.  New Volunteers are always welcomed in particular to act as guides and provide security cover during our public opening days at weekends and bank holidays (10am to 4pm).   No aviation, technical or engineering knowledge is required for this role which is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiasts and interesting visitors from all over the world. For further information on volunteering, download Volunteering at FAST.

FASTA Management

FASTA is managed by an annually elected committee in accordance with a written constitution.  It develops and represents the interests of all the members and regularly meets to provide essential administration and develop new ways of supporting the Trust and museum.  There is an Annual General Meeting (AGM) held locally in Farnborough during November each year open to all members.  

The FASTA committee works in conjunction with the FAST Trustees and Museum Management to provide support for Museum operations.   There is a monthly 'Heritage meeting' held at the Museum to discuss the current status of Museum operations and FAST projects which is also open to all members. 

In the 'Members Area'  you will find news of up-coming events such as talks, visits and other information of particular interest.