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Aviation Heritage charts aviation development at Filton and Patchway in South Gloucestershire from 1910 until the present day. Sir Roy Fedden

It highlights the national and international contributions made by The Bristol Aeroplane Company and its predecessor and successor companies, including The British Aircraft Corporation, British Aerospace, Rolls-Royce and Airbus.

Aerial view of aircraft site.
Montage of pages from the Aviation Heritage stories

Visit the stories section of the Aviation Heritage site for a description of the contribution that Filton and Patchway have made to aviation.

View the Aviation Heritage Multimedia

View our interactive Concorde page to see a 3D Virtual image of the inside of Concorde's simulator, plus listen to Concorde's final approach.

Visit the Aviation Heritage Timeline

View the timeline for Aviation Heritage to see a chronological list of images and events from South Gloucestershire's contribution to aviation history.

View the Aviation Heritage Maps

The Aviation Heritage maps show how the area around Filton and Patchway in South Gloucestershire changed over the course of the 20th Century.

To search the thousands of images here, (e.g. piston, air raid or Concorde):

Search the Transport Archive

Images in Aviation Heritage cannot be bought online through this website. Enquiries about any of these images should be directed in the first place to South Gloucestershire Council.

Our links page contains a comprehensive directory of sites that relate to Filton and Patchway and the history of aviation in general.
About us
For information about Aviation Heritage, the about us section contains details of the individuals and organisations that have contributed.
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