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The Army Flying Museum

100 Years of Army In the Air: The Home of Army Flying

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Recommended by Petrolheads Welcome member, Sara B., she tells us:

“This year (2021) the Army Flying Museum held its first Wings and Wheels event. Although limited to numbers by Covid restrictions it nonetheless set out several hundred interesting and diverse cars across its large site. Attended by many event-starved car clubs such as the TR Club, Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche as well as individuals and three classes of Concours entrants there was truly something for everyone. Add motorbikes, historic aircraft, gliders, hot air balloon burners, a small trade village, an area for the youngsters and royalty in attendance and you had full day of entertainment. The hosts and their staff were welcoming, helpful, interested and involved. There was also always the museum itself if you felt the need for more stimulation.

There is a good permanent cafe and lots of other eatery options on the day. Parking for entrants was on grass which while level there was a warning to look out for rabbit holes ! Non participant public were parked across the road, again on grass. If visiting the museum on non event days the parking is on level tarmac.
Book early for next year.”

Thanks Sara!

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  • Smooth, Level, Suitable for low cars, Tarmac, Marked spaces

1 Review for The Army Flying Museum

Smoothbruce 2 Reviews
Comprehensive Museum of Army Flying
5.0.0

We visited on 6th July 2021, so museum was in Covid mode. The exhibits range from the very first man lifting kites and balloons, through WW2 gliders, and on to the present day. There are 38 machines on display and a lot of niches telling personal stories of army airmen and their decorations. I was blown away by the bravery of the army flyers especially in the pioneering days. I think to really appreciate it all warrants at least a half day visit, which unfortunately we didn’t have, being on a rally at the time. There are knowledgeable staff, and a nice cafe with a balcony giving views across the adjacent airfield. Finding your way round all the exhibits using the “Covid” routes was a little challenging, but all good fun. On normal days there is a good size tarmac car park immediately in front of the museum.

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