The story of British Army Flying lives here
Tucked away in Northwest Hampshire, the museum sits next to the Army Air Corps Airfield at Middle Wallop. It reflects over 100 years of Army flying, from man-lifting kites and balloons to the present day, with a collection of over 35 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The museum is the only one in the world dedicated to telling the internationally significant story of British Army flying.
A Museums Association (MA) survey in 2015 found that one in five regional museums had either closed or intended to close part or fully. That too was the case with the Army Flying museum who had seen reduced local authority funding and decline in visitors. They began Project Eagle and secured £2.59 million, including a large Heritage Lottery Grant to transform their museum and visitor experience.
Image: Newly-qualified Apache pilot Sgt Kidd of the Army Air Corps at the Army Flying Museum during the opening of the Army Flying Summer event.