Filton Airfield - General Thread


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Aerospace Bristol

The museum on the Filton airfield site that houses the Bristol Aero Collection and Concorde G-BOAF (the last British Concorde to be built and the last Concorde to fly) amongst other things greeted its 150,000th visitor this week. The museum opened ten months ago and 150,000 visitors were projected for the first 12 months so it is ahead of target.

That's very good news - I shall have to make time to go there. It's only across the other side of the city from where I live.
Antiques Roadshow on BBC1 this evening at 1900 was recorded last May at Aerospace Bristol on the Filton airfield site.
 

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A mass hot air balloon ascent took place from the old Filton airfield today to launch this year's Bristol International Balloon Fiesta that will take place at Ashton Court on the other side of the city between 8-11 August.

The linked newspaper report contains some spectacular aerial pictures of the Filton site as it is today. It would have made a wonderful airport for Bristol - bigger site than Lulsgate, longer runway and near a major motorway junction and a rail main line, plus a branch line actually going through the site.
 
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