The Gipsy III engine was the first to be designed by the English aircraft designer, Major Frank Halford with the cylinders inverted to give a better view for the pilot and less drag. The engine was used to power the DH80A Puss Moth.Read More...
As a Hertfordshire lad by birth, I should have known about this place years ago. But glad I’ve found it now. Many have described it as a ‘Gem’ and it really is. It’s so important that the memory and history of the great De Havilland organisation is remembered and passed on to future generations.
You can see the aircraft being restored and interesting exhibits.
If you are interested in the history of aviation in the UK then this is an absolute must visit place. It follows the history of the Dr Havilland family’s passion for flying developing into manufacturing their own airplanes.
Touching the last remaining part of a Sea Hornet was very special
It’s great to have largely unrestricted access throughout the museum and exhibits.
I loved being able to get really close to the exhibits.
Amazing seeing all the history and the workmanship that goes into the restoration of all the planes. It really is a hands on experience and the volunteers really make this place special. Definitely will return when the new hangar is finished.
I liked the Horsa Glider and ability to go into cockpits
Ease of access to exhibits, so many aircraft open. Very relaxed atmosphere and great quality of information.
We had a great visit and the kids really loved getting in the planes!
de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU
Registered Under Charities Act 1960. No. 286794