A museum dedicated to Gloucesters Jet Age

The Jet Age Museum in Gloucester is home to an incredible collection of planes and stories about the aviation history of Gloucester. It can be found just a short drive from places such as Longford and Twigworth which is where Gloucester Park Homes for Sale can be found from http://www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/orchard-park-homes-gloucester-gloucestershire/

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The Jet Age was originally designed by Sir Frank Whittle for the Gloster Aircraft Company which was located between Cheltenham and Gloucester. It was the Gloster E28/39 that first used the jet engine on its test flight on 8th April 1941 and its first official flight was then undertaken at RAF Cranwell which is located in Lincolnshire on 15th May 1941. You can see a number of the Gloster aircraft that were built in the area on display at the museum, including a fighter jet known as the Meteor.


The museum is run by volunteers who are all incredibly knowledgeable on the history of aviation in the Gloucester area and Sir Frank Whittle.s son Ian is one of the patrons of the museum.

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It is also home to the Russell Adams collection which includes a camera from the photographer and his flying helmet, goggles and suit. His story is told at the museum along with his work with the Gloster Aircraft Company. The museum is a must see for anyone who is interested in aircraft and the ways in which we have developed engines, as well as those local to the Gloucester area.