Farnborough Air Sciences Association (FASTA), a membership based organisation which bolsters the Trust, with at present more than 800 enthusiasts and volunteers known as the 'Affiliation'. Individuals are drawn from people in general who bolster the Trust's fundamental point of saving Farnborough's unique aviation research heritage from the period of Cody's initially perceived controlled flight in 1908 to the present day. The Association was initially made to give budgetary and functional backing to the Trust and its museum. Current Association members include numerous ex-researchers, engineers, skilled workers and experts who were employed at the old Farnborough Research Establishments and in addition from the wider aerospace industry and the educated community both nationally and universally. Others have an immediate association with Farnborough through family associations, yet most are just flying lovers inspired by saving the pioneering aviation research led at Farnborough and its related foundations throughout the years.
The Main Trust (FAST) is completely volunteer run and self-financed. The fundamental sources of income are Association membership subscriptions, fundraising occasions, donations, the museum shop and expert stipends when accessible. Association subscriptions are a prime source of consistent income while giving individuals unique advantages, for example, regular bulletins, privileged access to talks, composed visits and other social events sorted out by the Association Committee. As a FASTA member there are likewise exceptional open doors for going about as volunteers at the museum. New Volunteers are constantly invited specifically to go about as aides and give security spread amid people in general opening days at weekends and bank occasions (10am to 4pm). No aviation, technical or engineering knowledge is required for this role which is an incredible chance to meet different enthusiasts and fascinating guests from everywhere throughout the world.
FASTA is overseen by an every year chose board of trustees as per a composed constitution. It develops and represents the interests of the considerable number of individuals and frequently meets to give fundamental organization and grow better approaches for supporting the Trust and museum. There is an Annual General Meeting (AGM) held locally in Farnborough during November every year open to all the members. The FASTA board of trustees works in conjunction with the FAST Trustees and Museum Management to give backing to Museum operations. There is a month to month 'Legacy meeting' held at the Museum to talk about the present status of Museum operations and FAST undertakings which are additionally open to all individuals.Read More»