Farnborough Air Sciences Trust

Our Scouts learnt about the ‘Cody Flyer’ and went on a tour of Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST).

An American ex-showman Samuel Franklin Cody was the first successful pilot to carry out a sustained controlled flight in Great Britain in 1908 in a powered heavier-than-air flying machine (the Wright brothers had no engine). He demonstrated that aeroplanes were a more promising future than kites and balloons and was promptly sacked for his efforts! He died in 1913 as a British Citizen and this museum has been created in his honour at the spot where he took this momentous flight.

Perhaps take a visit to FAST and learn more about the Cody as well as the many other planes and historic items they have on site.

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