About us

Who we are and what we do

The Board

The Museum is overseen by our Board of Directors who have a wide variety of skills and experience among them.

Lieutenant General Sir Gary Coward (Chair)

Alison Brierly

Colonel Jon Bryant

Jon Deacon

Colonel Richard Green

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Ions

Captain Jonathan Lean

Christine Leslie

Nigel Melville

Brigadier Colin Sibun

Shaun Stacey

Gerald Stiff

Major John Tyzack

Michael Woodhall

History

The Museum of Army Flying is located at Middle Wallop, close to Andover, in Hampshire. The Museum tells the story of British Army Flying from the early days of military ballooning to the modern Army Air Corps. The collection was started in 1946 at RAF Andover but later moved to Middle Wallop and first opened to the public in 1974.

In 1984, the Museum moved from a location “behind the wire” to a new, purpose-build hangar which is located on the edge of an active airfield. The Museum has since been extended twice more and now comprises two large aircraft halls (the Prince Michael of Kent Hall and the Hayward Hall) a learning centre, a 1940s house display, a play park and conference facilities.

The collection covers the five main branches of Army Aviation: Royal Engineers (1878 – 1912), The Royal Flying Corps (1912-1918), Air Observation Post Squadrons (1941 – 1957), the Glider Pilot Regiment (1942 – 1957) and the current Army Air Corps (1957- to date). Over 40 aircraft can be seen in the Museum. These range from a First World War biplane to a HueyCobra attack helicopter plus an example of every Allied glider used operationally during the Second World War. 

Highlights of the collection include a Sopwith Pup – an example of a single-seat fighter introduced in 1916 -and a Lynx helicopter which broke the world speed record in 1972 by achieving an average speed of 199.92 miles per hour (321.74 km per hour) in a 100km closed circuit. It was also the first British helicopter ever to complete a barrel roll. 

Administration

The Museum is run by a small team of staff and supported by over 50 volunteers. The current administration is:

 

Chris Munns
Chief Executive
chiefexecutive@flying-museum.org.uk

Susan Lindsay
Curator
curator@flying-museum.org.uk

Lucy Johnson
Marketing & Events Manager 
corporate@flying-museum.org.uk

Joe Faretra
Marketing Officer 
marketing@flying-museum.org.uk

Chris Hyslop
Site Manager
site.manager@flying-museum.org.uk

Anita Flake
Accounts Manager
accounts@flying-museum.org.uk

Andy Brann
Café Manager
catering@flying-museum.org.uk

Marjolijn Verbrugge
Archivist
archivist@flying-museum.org.uk

Sasha Glover
Administration
info@flying-museum.org.uk

Joanna Wenman
Education Officer
education@flying-museum.org.uk

Hannah McCourt

Fundraising

fundraising@flying-museum.org.uk

 

 

We also have a team of part-time receptionists and wardens, as well as café and event staff. Please have a look at job vacancies if you are interested in working for the Museum, or volunteering if you would like to support the Museum with your time and expertise.  

Job vacancies

The Museum is not currently hiring. Please check back again in the future or join our mailing list to hear about opportunities.