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Heritage Centre

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FONFA is a charity established by aviation enthusiasts, veterans, authors and historians in the New Forest. FONFA’s Heritage Centre is in a former RAF Sopley building.

Derrit Lane, Sopley BH23 8HE. Turn first left as you enter the new housing estate

East Boldre Book

East Boldre This book tells the story of the pioneering flights from 1910 to 1920.

Wednesday 3rd August Romsey - South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

'Cry Havoc and Let slip the Dogs of War' (Life as an RAF Dog Handler) a talk by Jim Rendell. All meetings 7.30 for 7.45pm start. Romsey Working Men's Conservative Club. Contact Mike Webster wmcbug+AT+aol.com


Saturday 6th August Gosport - The Hovercraft Museum Open Days

The Hovercraft Museum is open most Saturdays 10 am until 4 pm except for a brief closure during the Winter period. In addition to these hours, we offer special events throughout the year.   We aim to have a summer season full of events and activities including the return of Hovertravel Ltd to provide pleasure flights around the Solent from our slipway on selected dates. Our volunteers will continue to get the collection ready for you to visit and we can’t wait to be able to welcome you through the gates once again! https://www.hovercraft-museum.org/


Sunday 7th August Twyford  - Twyford Waterworks Open Days

Come and enjoy a day at the Waterworks! See the steam and diesel pumping engines in operation, explore the whole site, watch the industrial railway, walk the wildlife trail and enjoy a break at our Team Room or BBQ.   We intend for the   pumping engine to be in steam on all of our open days. https://www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk/opendays

Monday 8th August Andover - Andover Strut

The Andover Strut meets on the 2nd Monday in the month at Popham Airfield (EGHP). Visitors welcome.   We normally gather at around 19:30 for a 20:00 start. Tea, coffee and  biscuits  available throughout the evening. http://www.andoverstrut.org.uk


Thursday 11th August Newport - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) IoW Lecture ****

The Fokker D.XXI WW2 Fighter Dutch Air Corps Replica: "A Flying Monument" by Frank van Dalen Chief Engineer, Gulfstream at GKN-Fokker. Lectures are free for all to attend, each one will be approximately one hour and will include a question and answer session to finish. The lectures will cover a wide range of aerospace related topics and will be given by various guest speakers, further announcements to follow. 6pm in the IoW College Conference Hall Medina Way, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5TA. Contact Lewis Chatwin Secretary RAeS IoW Branch. More Info:- Graham Thomas - secretary+AT+aerosocietyiow.co.uk


Saturday 13th August Exbury - Guided History Walk

On Saturday 13 August 2022, John Stanley will be hosting two guided walks at Exbury Gardens in Hampshire, exploring the unsolved mystery of the German bomber which flew in broad daylight into the heart of the Allies' D-Day preparations, with more than its normal complement of men on board in April 1944. Shutists will be familiar with the fictional account of this wartime event in 'Requiem for a Wren'. The walks, lasting two hours, will cover the important role played by the Exbury Estate, as HMS Mastodon, during World War II and will describe in detail the tragic events of 18 April 1944, with a visit to the site where the Junkers Ju 188 crashed and seven young men lost their lives. John will also explain how Nevil Shute found out about the incident and why he was inspired to weave it into one of his novels after the war. After the walk, John will be happy to sign copies of his book: 'The Exbury Junkers: A World War II Mystery'. To book a place on the 11:00 or 14:00 walk, please call Exbury Gardens (023 8089 1203).


Sunday 14th August Burlesdon - The Brickworks Museum

Vehicles at The Brickworks Museum. Wheels at the 'works! This August we are celebrating everything on wheels – with buses and cars in the courtyard, and trains on the rails. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Brickworks Swanwick Lane, Bursledon. https://thebrickworksmuseum.org/events/

Thursday 18th August July June Weybridge - Brooklands Museum Evening Talk

Charley Boorman in conversation with Steve Parrish. Charley Boorman is an English TV presenter, travel writer and actor. As a noted motorbike enthusiast, Boorman is widely known for a series of three long distance motorcycle rides with friend Ewan McGregor, documented in Long Way Round, Long Way Down, and Long Way Up.   This event will be in person in the Clubhouse and broadcast on BM.tv Livestream. The  Bar will be open from 6pm and hot food will be available. Parking on-site via the Brooklands Road Campbell Gate.   Time 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Members £10.00  Non Members £15.00.   To book your tickets click the book links in the ticket information block on the website or  email  talks+AT+brooklandsmembers.co.uk


Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st August Eastbourne - Airbourne 2022 Eastbourne International Airshow

Airbourne will celebrate 28 years of airshow excellence in 2022. Attracting huge crowds, Eastbourne's International Airshow boasts a 2 mile flying display. Early confirmed displays for 2022 include the RAF Red Arrows, RAF Typhoon and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. www.visiteastbourne.com/airshow


Monday 22nd August Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

The Battle of Britain VC” - My uncle: James Brindley Nicolson VC, DFC by James Nicolson. Wing Commander James Brindley Nicolson was a Battle of Britain fighter pilot who received the highest honour by being awarded the Victoria Cross. He is the only recipient in RAF Fighter Command to have this honour. All welcome. 19:00 for 19:30 start. Chichester Park Hotel, behind Sainsbury’s on the Chichester By-pass. Entrance fee to each meeting members £5/non-members £7. Contact David Batcock on 01243-823007 or email info+AT+airaces.org.uk.


Saturday 27th August Henstridge - Wings & Wheels 2022

Wings & Wheels, Henstridge was first staged in 2000, and is still held at the same airfield with the same team. A unique atmosphere is created with the sounds of vintage and classic aircraft and the shine of classic car chrome. Great food and some nice trade stalls all help to create that wonderful garden party atmosphere. http://wingsandwheelshenstridge.com/




Thursday 1st September - Bournemouth Red Arrows Association

DINNER WITH THE PILOTS. Following a welcome drink and views of Bournemouth Air Festival Night Air, our ticket only event at the Cumberland Hotel will provide you with a three course meal and the chance to buy or win some fabulous items and opportunities.   All tables will be hosted by a selection of current and former display pilots, including various Red Arrows, BBMF and other display team pilots. 7pm on the first night of Bournemouth Air Festival. Tickets £85. Event in Support of the Jon Egging Trust. Please email or payment details if you wish to purchase tickets to 9redjets+AT+outlook.com


Saturday 3rd September Salisbury - Boscombe Down Aviation Collection Theme Day

BDAC THEME DAY RECORD BREAKERS - British Aircraft World Speed Records. Record breakers present - Meteor: Roger Beazley, (Experimental Test Pilot) Hunter: Tony Dyer, (Flight Test Engineer) Swift: Nigel Walpole, (Swift Pilot and Author) Fairey Delta 2: Norman Parker, (FD2 Engineer) with John Weller, (RAF Navigator) EE P1A/B Lightning: Tony Wilson, (Aeronautical Engineer and Author) with Mike Bettell, (Lightning Pilot) Opens 0930 until 1630 Hangar 1 South Old Sarum Airfield Salisbury SP4 6DZ. Coffee/Tea plus Buffet Lunch and aircraft cockpits available to climb into TICKETS £25 per person all-inclusive available in advance from BDAC Shop, 01722 323636 or email hugh.sillett48+AT+btinternet.com and for talk information: talks+AT+btinternet.com

Southampton Model Aeroplane Club

Events list courtesy Adrian Thomson. Please contact the event organiser for any queries and to check event details before a journey. Email addresses have +AT+ instead of @. **** indicates CPD acceptable