Marking the start of an amazing calendar of events this summer, Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) organisers have announced an exciting line-up of attractions for the show making for a great day out for all the family.
Be one of the first to witness the futures of space travel with Virgin Galactic who will be presenting unique exhibits for the first time at the Farnborough Airshow. The world’s first ‘spaceline’, Virgin Galactic is developing Space Ship Two, a six-passenger, two pilot spaceship that will offer passengers the opportunity to experience sub-orbital space travel.
Virgin Galactic is leading the development of privately funded manned space ships for tourism, research, educational and other commercial purposes. With its test flight programme now well advanced, the first Virgin sub-orbital passenger space flights could take place as early as 2013!
The Airfix Make & Paint Event will be touring the UK this summer and making an appearance at the Farnborough Airshow.
If you're into model building or simply want to 'give it a go' come to the Airfix stand and get your hands sticky with an opportunity to build and paint your own aircraft.
There will be a number of models on display, staff to discuss the hobby with and, if the bug bites, a selection of Airfix models to buy and take home.
The ‘In The Zone’ Touring Exhibition is the Welcome Trust’s major UK-wide initiative linked to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The experience will provide a fun, free and fascinating way for visitors to discover how their bodies work during sport, activity movement and rest.
Making a return appearance for the 2012 show, Team Extreme, the world-class skateboard, BMX and inline skate display team, will once again be enthralling with their dare-devil stunts and tricks across the two days of the public show. This year they will also be bringing their amazing break dance show. Featuring the famous Funkstylerz, the specialist dance collective will a produce jaw dropping explosive show including bboy break dancing, popping, locking, robot, house, freestyle, old school hip hop, new school and acrobatics.
The War and Peace Battle of Britain Experience is an historic and educational exhibition surrounding the momentous 16-week battle during the summer and autumn of 1940.
Comprising a full-sized replica Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and Messerschmitt Me 109, through its exhibition trailer The Battle of Britain Experience tells the story of three brave pilots during the campaign: allied pilots Robert Stanford Tuck and Adolph "Sailor" Malan and German Adolf Galland.
It also pays tribute to the brave women of the Air Transport Auxiliary - the civilian female ferry pilots who moved the planes around without instruments, radio or weapons.