It has taken exactly 100 years to the day, since his death in a flying accident at Farnborough on 7 August 1913, for a memorial to pioneer aviator Samuel Franklin Cody to appear in Farnborough.
FAST has been working to ensure the proper commemoration of Samuel Franklin Cody
The statue will now be a permanent presence beside the road that Cody travelled on every day to work in the Army's Balloon Factory, later renamed The Royal Aircraft Factory. A fitting location as this place also became the main entrance to the Royal Aircraft Establishment; and is now directly in front of Farnborough Airport, the Air Sciences Museum and the Heritage Quarter.
As the first successful pilot to carry out a sustained controlled flight in Great
Britain in 1908 in a powered heavier-
Now Farnborough Air Sciences Trust has, in association with Rushmoor Borough Council,
Hampshire County Council and QinetiQ, completed this significant new landmark statue,
sculpted by Vivien Mallock, which was unveiled by legendary test-
Cody's back in town!
- Read about the unveiling day on our News page>>
- More about Cody and why we need to keep his memory alive>>
- We still need support for this project. How you can help us>>
It is planned to complete the coverage of the area adjacent to the statue with engraved paving bricks (see example above), many of which are in place and can now be viewed.
We still need YOU to
BUY A BRICK and be a part of the fabric of Farnborough!
We still need to raise funds to cover the cost of the statue and need more bricks. So please continue to order yours!
SUPPORTING THE PROJECT
FAST, assisted by the Rushmoor Rotary Club, has worked very hard to raise funds to cover the cost of the Cody Statue project. Rushmoor Borough Council, Hampshire County Council and QinetiQ have made substantial contributions to this fund, which is administered by FAST.
We still need more financial help to cover the cost of the statue, so donations will be very gratefully received.
If you would like to help or support this FAST and this project in any way then please email or phone 01252 375050 to discuss more.
The Project still depends on volunteers and sponsors
CAN YOU HELP?
You can buy a commemorative engraved brick
You can donate online with a credit or debit card. It's easy and secure.
You can help us with your time and/or expertise.
© 2013 Farnborough Air Sciences Trust -
FAST (the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust) was founded in 1993 to safeguard Farnborough's
priceless aeronautical heritage. We work to preserve and promote Farnborough's great
heritage in aviation science -
Our museum is dedicated to Farnborough's proud aviation heritage and significant contribution to air science and research, and offers an important educational resource as well as an entertaining and stimulating day out for anyone interested in aviation history and scientific progress.
HOW TO FIND US
85 Farnborough Road
Hampshire GU14 6TF
Tel : 01252 375050
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust
Safeguarding Our Unique Aviation History