Local Heart, Global Soul

October 18, 2014

Those Magnificent Men And Their Flying Machines…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Last summer whilst on holiday in the UK we found a brochure advertising some regional attractions, which lead  to us visiting the Fleet Air Arm Museum in the town of Yeovilton, England.

As well as a working air force base, there is a massive museum here with lots of actual aeroplanes to walk around, historical exhibits and models.

Little Mr is delighted with every new turn and discovery and the halls give us everything you would every need to keep a naval or aviation fanatic happy.

Little Mr adored planes and helicopters and even the staff here, who appear to be a mixture of serving and retired service personal, impress him greatly with their crisp uniforms and conduct.

Even Kiwi Daughter finds some of the exhibits impressive, though she is loathe to admit that to Little Mr.  There are also some interactive games where you can release your own little red plane in a box, Little Mr keeps very busy there for ages and has to be dragged reluctantly away. I like looking at the oldest planes, the ones made of paper, wood and fabric, they are fascinating and I have a lot of respect for the early pilots who had the courage (or insanity) to try and fly in them.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

 

 

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