Welcome to the Historic Army Aircraft Flight
Sadly, events have caught up with us and in line with PM Boris Johnson’s announcement, our chairman, George Bacon, rightly decided to suspend our operations until further notice. We will be in the skies again soon. Until then, please take care.
Formed initially in 1980, and in its current guise since March 1990, the Army Historic Aircraft Flight (AHAF) have been allowed to maintain one example of each aircraft operated since the Army Air Corps (AAC) inception in 1957, in order to preserve the AAC’s aviation heritage.
The aircraft were initially supported partly by the Ministry of Defence, and partly by donations and income from air displays undertaken. Although the AHAF was administered by its own charitable company, MoD funding was withdrawn in 2013 and the flight was put into a state of ‘suspended animation’. To ensure the aircraft remain airworthy and available, four of the aircraft (Beaver, Auster, Sioux and Scout) transfered to the civil register, which will in turn help reduce maintenance servicing times and costs.
All the team and its supporters are volunteers and the Flight is now entirely self funded. The future of these Aircraft rely on public support,sponsors and donations.