Welcome to the RAeS Flight Test Group

The Flight Test Group (formerly the Test Pilots Group) examines the human and engineering aspects of test flying aircraft, both military and civil, fixed and rotary wing. With the experience of individual pilots and teams working on development projects, the Group provides a forum for all engaged in this area of aviation. The Group holds a number of Conferences and Lectures each year.

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  • Events

    Details on forthcoming Flight Test Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

  • Committee

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NEWS AND EVENTS

  • 2 Sep
    Branch Event

    REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT

    Dr Joseph Barnard is Managing Director of Barnard Microsystems Ltd. He will examine applications and current applications in the 'Beyond Line of Sight' field and commercial applications for RPAS technology.

  • 7 Sep
    HQ Lecture

    The Vickers Wellington

    This lecture will be delivered by Dr Steve Bond, who will be talking about the Vickers Wellington, the only RAF bomber to serve in its original role from the first day of the European war to the last, and to serve as such in every theatre of World War II in a wide variety of roles.

  • 7 Sep
    Branch Event

    RAF Air-to-Air Missiles- The First 30 Years

    Covers the 50s period when Fireflash was developed, together with Aberporth Range & LLanbedr airfield, goes in the 60s period with Lightning )Firestreak & Red Top), then to Phantom (Sparrow III & Sidewinder) (70s) and finishes with Skyflash (Tornado ADV)(80s). Also firing AAMs against Jindivik in Aberporth Range operating from Valley, and high-level firings against Stilletto high-speed tgts.

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