Several unique airframes plus a wealth of irreplaceable historical artefacts are preserved at Farnborough’s Air Sciences Trust Museum. Steve Beebee investigates

At the start of Lewis Carroll’s 19th century novel Alice In Wonderland, the young protagonist climbs into a rabbit hole before falling into an immersive new world. If you happen to be an enthusiast with a taste for research, science and the technical aspects of flight history, it’s only a small exaggeration to compare Alice’s journey with a visit to the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) museum, or for that matter, its fascinating and well populated website.

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