The Solent Flight Museum, formerly Southampton Hall
of Aviation depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area and
Hampshire. This was one of the most exciting areas in the world
for aircraft experimental and development work. The Museum tells
the story of some 26 aircraft companies including the Supermarine
Aircraft works where R J Mitchell the famous aircraft designer
produced the Schneider trophy winning aircraft S6B and the legendary
Spitfire. The largest aircraft in this historic display is the
four-engined Shorts Sandringham Flying Boat. Visitors may board
this aircraft and have conducted tours of the flight deck. Apart
from the aircraft, there are many other exhibits including hundreds of
photographs, paintings, models, engines, etc. If your in
Southampton pay them a visit, it's well worth it.
Copyright of all pictures in
this gallery belong to D Lamb.