York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

Sponsored by Aviva

03 St. Helen's Square

Did you know?

Airspeed Ltd was established in Piccadilly, York in 1931 to build aeroplanes including this, the AS.4 Ferry, designed by A. H. Tiltman and Nevil Shute the famous writer.

The Airspeed AS.4 Ferry was a three-engined 10-seat biplane airliner. A pleasure flying airliner built for Sir Alan Cobham, the Ferry was an unusual configuration biplane with a third engine mounted in the upper wing, designed to give the pilot a better view.

The first aircraft built, G-ABSI Youth of Britain II, first flew on 10 April 1932 from Sherburn-in-Elmet.

The Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial is the largest History of Aviation Museum in UK. It is the sole Allied Air Forces Memorial in Europe and was Top Specialist Attraction in UK 2011. It occupies a 20 acre parkland site on the largest original WWll Bomber Command Station open to the public and has over 60 historic aeroplanes and vehicles with over 15 exhibitions. On top of being an aviation museum, it also has large catering and corporate facilities and receives around 70,000 visitors per year.

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