The Historic Army Aircraft Flight (HAAF) brings the history of Army flying to life by preserving and flying our unique collection of historic Army aircraft. We serve as a ‘living museum’ for veterans commemorative and memorial purposes, as an aid to recruiting and to make the public aware of historical Army Aviation.
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We returned to the Farnborough International Airshow this year on Friday 22nd July 2022. The day was themed “Pioneers of Tomorrow”… it was the last day of the show and was dedicated to being an exciting showcase of the very best in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM)…
It was back in 2019 that Fawley Parish Council invited The Flight to attend their Armed Forces Day event, but initial enthusiasm turned into disappointment when our aircraft was fogged-in at Middle Wallop. After two years of lockdowns, on Saturday 18th June our Scout dropped into the Gang Warily Recreation Centre just inland from Southampton Water.
June 26th, 7am, 8 seconds of fuel priming, 9 checklist items, press the start button, and the sound of the Sioux engine purrs across Middle Wallop airfield.
At our base at the Army Aviation Centre in Middle Wallop, we maintain our flight of historic army aircraft. You can visit our aircraft in their virtual hangar.
We can also offer you the opportunity to come and Fly With Us, to see and experience these historic aircraft in their natural habitat — in the air! If this is perhaps a little more than you can manage, then please do enjoy watching our in-flight videos —they might just help to change your mind.
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Along with the Victory Show in Cosby and Brize Norton’s Families’ Day, the weekend of the 2nd to 4th of September was a busy one for the Historic Flight. Sunday’s task for the Scout was to the Double Hills Commemoration near Paulton, in North East Somerset.
The Victory Show is held on a 100-acre site at Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leicestershire. It provides Historical Societies and re-enactments through various forces from several eras and theatres during the period of 1939-45. From Airmen to Infantry, the Victory Show opens a window in time to the fabulous 1940’s.
Saturday’s task for the Scout was RAF Brize Norton’s Families’ Day. As the largest RAF Station, it is home to approximately 5,800 service personnel, 1,200 contractors and 300 civilian staff. With a ‘foot-print’ of that size, along with the usual flair with which the RAF embrace such events, as you can imagine, they put on quite the weekend of events for those that call the base home, along with their friends and family.
Our team are all volunteers. The Flight is entirely self-funded and the future of our Aircraft relies on public support, sponsors and donations. You can Support Us and get involved by becoming a HAAF Supporter.
The Army Flying Museum is our near-neighbour at Middle Wallop. The mission of the Museum is complementary to that of the HAAF and we are delighted to have them as our partner.
Use the Contact Us button to see how to get in touch with us. Please be aware that we are a small team of volunteers and only work a couple of days each week, but we will get back to you as soon as we can, thank you.