The Development of British Aviation (Event from 2016)
Talk / Audio
Gosport Discovery Centre, Mezzanine Floor, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT
Britain has played a major role in the develoment of both military and civil aviation. This presentation, illustrated with film clips from the hostoric FAST Film Archive, looks at the remarkable,and often daring, work of the scientists, engineers and test pilots from the Royal Aircraft Establishment and the aircraft they flew. Starting with the very early days of flight, and spanning the 20th century, this talk features a unique look at Britain’s aviation heritage. It has been specially devised for Heritage Open Days, and includes highlights from the full series of FAST Film Archive Heritage Presentations including the research and development of Military Aviation, Flight-The Human Factor, Test Pilots, Civil Aviation and Accident Investigation. Also features collaborative work with the Institute of Naval Medicine here in Gosport as well as various trials and tribulations that took place locally in the development of British aviation.
Presented by Ashley Morgan, Archivist of the FAST Film Archive.
Presentation last approx 75 mins
Thursday 8 September 1930
No Booking Needed
Lift or stairs to Mezzanine floor
Event not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Ashley Morgan – FAST Film Archive