Our Mission

A little about ourselves.

The Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) is based on aircraft, vehicles and artifacts historically associated with the Boscombe Down site.  The Collection is run by the Members and is a registered Charity.


The Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC)  tells the history of Boscombe Down and explains the place it has in the history of flight and flight test. In essence the aim is to the preserve the past for the future.

Military flying began at Boscombe Down in 1917 and continues to the present day. Experimental operation began in 1940 and the site remains at the forefront for testing as the UK’s and Western Europe’s only dedicated military flight test centre.

Boscombe Down has played a major role in the history of flight and  flight test.  This unique story is told by Boscombe Down Aviation Collection.

Our aim is to bring this story to life by restorations, replicas and allowing people to experience sitting in our cockpits.

Please Contact us if you require more details on our mission, become a member or donate an item.

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Harrier GR3

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection—Old Sarum Airfield

Restoring the past for the future