Published On: Sun, May 7th, 2017

Solent Sky Museum, Southampton

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Part of my recent travels included a trip to the Solent Sky Museum in Southampton.

The museum is reasonably small although still interesting, with a Supermarine S6, a Supermarine Spitfire and the largest aircraft in the museum, a Short S.25 Sandringham flying boat – the civilian version of the World War 2 Sunderland!

There’s plenty more to see, but here are a few of the photos. First up are a number of the Sandringham. As you can see, you can visit the entire aircraft, including the cockpit 🙂

Short S.25 Sandringham

Short S.25 Sandringham

Short S.25 Sandringham

Short S.25 Sandringham

Short S.25 Sandringham, the cockpit

Short S.25 Sandringham

Next up are two aircraft by Supermarine. the first is the S.6, which is the type used to win the Schneider Trophy. The museum has some awesome video playing from this event also.

Supermarine S.6

Supermarine S.6

Now we have the resident Spitfire!

Supermarine Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire

In a completely different vein, the following is a Britten-Norman BN1, previously registered G-ALZE. I hear rumour from a staff member that they will have a Islander on the mezzanine floor some stage soon!

Britten-Norman BN1, G-ALZE

Last up is a picture of a jet-powered seaplane, a Saunders Roe SRA1. Ugly, but kinda awesome 🙂

Saunders Row SRA1

These are just a few of the aircraft on display. there are a number of fast jets, a couple of cockpits and many others displays. Well worth the visit if you’re in the area!

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