Proposed Autumn visit to Army Flying Museum and Hawk Conservancy Trust - October 2021

Milford Probus club is investigating a proposed combined visit to the Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop followed by a visit to the Hawk Conservancy Trust at Andover.  The proposed date is in the week commencing 18th October.

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The Hawk Conservancy Trust

The HCT is an award-winning visitor attraction whose mission is the conservation of birds of prey. ‘As a registered charity, we aim to make your time as memorable and enjoyable as possible, whether it’s the thrill of holding one of our rare birds of prey or watching world-class flying displays set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow’. Group Bookings offer: 

  • Feathers Restaurant special offer: Two courses for £9.50

  • Free group Welcome Talk from a member of the Bird Team

Army Flying Museum

The AFM is much more than just a museum.  You take a journey through the history of Army flying, guaranteed to thrill.  Located next to an active Army Air Corps airfield, the Museum has dozens of aircraft in its two hangars.  It displays historical artefacts, oral histories and interactivities showing the innovations of Army aviation history up to the modern day.

 

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Travel and timing

Coach options (depending on our numbers and preferences) are one large coach for us all or multiple smaller coaches of 15 people. We can decide when we have a better view of numbers.  Both options have strict Covid 19 policies. 

 

From 08:30 park in Milford (most likely Secretts, possibly Masonic Hall)

09.00 depart for Army Flying Museum arriving by 10:00. Apart from visiting the hangars, the   Apache Café offers refreshments and reputedly the best breakfast for miles.

 

12:00: depart for Hawk Conservancy down the road arriving 12:20. Flying display (included in group entry price) is at 14:00. So early lunch is recommended.

 

16:00 depart Andover arriving Milford at approx.17:00.

 

Price

At time of writing entry costs total £21.50 and coach travel about £15 subject to numbers. So about £37 a head without lunch.