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Happy 60th Birthday!

Published: 26 May 2024
On the 28 May, the Fleet Air Arm Museum will be celebrating its 60th Birthday.
Bigger, better, faster, higher.
The 1970's saw a time of progression and expansion for the Fleet Air Arm Museum with the construction of new exhibition halls to accommodate the growing collection of aircraft and artefacts and improve visitor facilities.
In1976, Concorde 002 made its final flight, landing at RNAS Yeovilton. After a total of 438 test flights, this record-breaking aircraft was presented to the Science Museum and has been on display at the Fleet Air Arm Museum ever since.
A purpose-built hangar was built around Concorde and opened in 1980 – the last in a series of developments and expansion that quadrupled the footprint of the museum halls. Concorde can still be seen in Hall 4.


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