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A journey through the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford's recovering and preservation of a Do17Z aircraft
This lecture, organised by the Aerospace Medicine Group, will be delivered by Dr Helen Hoar, Senior First Officer, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd and CAA/FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.
The 2015 President's Conference will enable those involved in all aspects of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to consider the latest applications, regulatory challenges and the technical challenges facing the entire RPAS field.
3D Printing & Digital Technology - the step changes in production productivity and design. Topics covering :
1. Current 3D printing to make patterns, tools and moulds.
2. Future 3D printing developments to make ceramic moulds and finished parts.
3. Design space opportunities.
4. CT based inspection of parts (DXR, metrology etc).
What progress has the MOD made towards becoming a truly 'intelligent customer', and what are the next steps?
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Craig Clarke. The story of Clydespace, Scotland’s ‘small’ satellite manufacture.
Joint lecture with IMechE.
Contact: Roger Ellis
The Boscombe Down Branch invites you to attend our annual Named Lecture; The 29th Sir Henry Tizard Lecture - Restoring & Flying the Spitfire.
This lecture will be given by Tim Marshall, Principal Engineer Weapons Integration, QinetiQ.
To celebrate the centenary of the appointment of the UK’s first professional air safety investigator, the AAIB will be holding a one-day conference to consider 'what's next' for air accident investigation.
Carol Anderson and Mervat Sultan will be speaking about their career in aviation and how to get involved and leverage aviation networks in the Middle East.
Dr Colin Snodgrass, Open University
Non-branch members are welcome. Please contact the Branch Secretary prior to the lecture.
Chester Branch Lecture
Flying & Displaying Historic Vintage Aircraft
This event will discuss the current capabilities of wind tunnel facilities and how these could and should evolve and develop to meet the demands and requirements of future programmes.
The Young Researcher Competition is aimed at students as an excellent experiential learning opportunity to share their research with their peers and the aviation community at Aerodays 2015.
Toulouse Branch joint lecture with 3AF “Space Tourism – Rocketing to New Heights”
The Life and Times of the Harrier
Coventry Branch. The annual John Boyd Dunlop Lecture
This event will bring together the atmospheric science and civil aircraft operating communities to consider the potential for reducing the climate impact of aviation by tactical flying.
A briefing on defence themes for SDSR 2015 by the Minister of State for Defence Procurement.
In this lecture Prof Hayward will use archive material to tell the inside story of the post 1945 procurement crisis.
The 2015 Cierva Named Lecture is entitled 'The Theory and the Reality of Tilrotor Convertiplane' and will be presented by Andrea D'Andrea, Integrated Project Team Lead (Future Tiltrotor) at AgustaWestland.
The Lord Kings Norton Lecture on "The work of the aviation safety regulator"
The Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies explore a variety of air power related topics ranging from historical themes to contemporary issues. The lectures will be delivered by new and established scholars in the field of air power studies. These lectures are held in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society and in partnership with the RAF Museum.
Joint Lecture with IMechE & IET (Advance Booking Required)
Join the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee for their annual conference and the launch of their Mentoring Scheme.
A study to compare and contrast the main WW2 fighters to ascertain into how various nations enjoyed success (or not) in fighter combat. Particular focus will be on the huge scores amassed by the Luftwaffe 'experten' compared to other nations’ aces.
The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. The 2015 Brabazon Lecture will be delivered by Etihad Airways CEO, James Hogan FRAeS.
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
The Royal Aeronautical Society's recruitment fairs bring together the Society's close industry and educational partnerships with motivated individuals seeking a career in aerospace or aviation, providing a unique opportunity for recruiters, training providers and individuals to meet at the only UK careers fairs dedicated to the aerospace and aviation community.
Prestwick Branch joint Lecture with West of Scotland IMechE.
Speaker - Richard Gardiner. An overview of a hundred years of aviation at Farnborough.
This conference will jointly be held by the Flight Simulation Group and the Young Persons Committee and will be a 2 day conference on 11-12 November.
The programme will be available shortly.
This lecture will cover some of the challenges and issues that the Evaluation team has faced when bringing the new aircraft into RAF Service, and how these have changed the Test and Evaluation Strategy.
The A400M “Atlas” is an Airbus airlifter which is designed to provide tactical capabilities delivered at strategic ranges. It is a military transport aircraft which has also been certified for civilian use by EASA against CS-25. Atlas will be used by the Royal Air Force to complement the Tac
Roger (Dodge) Bailey, Chief Pilot, Shuttleworth Collection of historic aircraft
Non-branch members are welcome. Please contact the Branch Secretary prior to the lecture.
Chester Branch Lecture. Current access to space is expensive relying on wasteful disposable rockets. SKYLON uses a single reusable stage with horizontal launch from a runway, based on the SABRE hybrid air breathing rocket engine developed by Reaction Engines Ltd. This has the potential to reduce the cost of orbital launch by a factor of 10. Development of the SABRE engine is under way with a funded programme to run the first demonstration engine in 4 years' time.
Contact: Amy Glover
Join us for the 2015 Aerospace & Aviation Book Fair. There will be a wide selection of new and secondhand books on sale from a fantastic range of industry publishers. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
This year's General Aviation Conference will follow on from the successful theme of 2014.
Toulouse Branch Lecture - Subject and Speaker to be advised
Branch Cody Lecture, in association with RAeS Historical Group
Winter social event.
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Contact: Amy Glover
This lecture will be organised by the Flight Test Group. Further details will follow shortly.
With the focused nature of recent conflicts, the requirements for a full capability spectrum is questionable. Are there different constructs between weapons and platforms that can give greater utility from a fixed defence budget?
The 2015 Aero ‘Pub’ Quiz is the perfect opportunity to relax and have a laugh with friends and colleagues, whilst showing off your general and aero knowledge! Start recruiting your team or come as an individual - no need to be a member, everyone is welcome!
This workshop is being organised by the Airworthiness & Maintenance Group.
The development of a remarkably light single seat Wankel engined aircraft at the cutting edge of design and material innovation.
The 2015 Young Persons' Lecture and Awards Evening is free for anyone to attend whether they are a member or not, young or old. More details will follow shortly.
This conference will provide an opportunity to respond to the publication of a UK Government policy paper on human spaceflight ahead of Tim Peake, Britian's first official astronaut, going into space in December.
Contact: Daryl Hayler
A study into the ethics associated with 'unmanned aircraft' operations - more commonly know as 'drones'.
Farnborough Branch Green Lecture
In this lecture, Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director - Programmes and Support, BAE Systems plc, will provide a strategic perspective on the UK military air sector.
Chester Branch Lecture. This lecture focuses on both the history and the current development processes behind the nation's favourite kits, discussing modern methods, such as 3D scanning, used to ensure perfect replicas.
Simon Owen is Hornby Hobbies' lead researcher, overseeing all the research work for Airfix and the company's other famous brands.
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Paul Catanach. Memories of Australian Bush Flying.
Warton Flight Operations in the 1970s
This is the Sir Peter Masefield Lecture & Free Buffet
The year 2016 marks the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
The 150th Anniversary provides an opportunity for the Society to celebrate innovation in aerospace through past achievements and future endeavour. During 2016 the Society will look back 150 years and forward 50 years with a theme of ‘innovative firsts’ in aerospace, the key objectives being to:
•stimulate innovative ideas for the next
Sir Peter Masefield Lecture & Free Buffet organised by the RAeS Gatwick Branch
The Black Tie Debate will be the opening event in the Royal Aeronautical Society's 150th anniversary celebrations.
Contact: John Sedgley
Bill Tyack, RAeS Past President
Air Cdre Bill Tyack, RAeS Past President
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Martin Payne. The presentation will cover the test programme for the A400M with emphasis on the design and structural testing of the A400M FTB modification.
Toulouse Branch 24th Annual Gordon Corps Lecture - Subject & Speaker on Theme of Flight Test to be advised
Farnborough Branch Lecture
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Start of Successful Supersonic Passenger Services ….. and a look at the Future of ‘Time Travel’.
The Society will mark this occasion by hosting an evening lecture followed by a drinks reception on Wednesday 20 January.
How to Investigate an Air Accident
The Air Law Group will be holding a seminar which will be followed by a Networking Reception.
More details to follow at a later date.
This one day conference aims to broaden awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with the establishment of a spaceport in the UK.
The e-Go aircraft is going through the final stages of testing. It is an unusual single-seat aircraft - a canard with an exceptionally light, strong structure, efficient aerodynamics, Wankel engine and state-of-the-art avionics.
A key aim of the design was to ensure that the aircraft can be flown safely by even inexperienced PPL pilots while retaining some pizzazz in the handling.
Keith Dennison, Chief Test Pilot, will relate the testing story that started in August 2013, illustrating ho
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - David Stewart. The design and development of the Airlander, the largest , most innovative and greenest aircraft in the world.
The University of Lincoln research project in Autonomous Vehicles. (Whittle Lecture with local IMechE and IET participation.)
Bernard Chan, Lockheed Martin
Toulouse Branch Lecture - Rolls-Royce Mini-Lecture Competition and Speaker from Rolls-Royce.
The General Aviation Group will be holding a lecture on 16th February 2016
Branch Templer Lecture
The Vulcan B.Mk 2 from a Different Angle
The 2016 Air Transport Conference will take place on 23rd and 24th February. Please re-visit this page for further details on this event
Joint Lecture with the East Midlands Branch of the RIN (Anderson Memorial Lecture).
The 2016 Aerospace Medicine Symposium will take place on Tuesday 8th March. Please re-visit this page for further details on this event.
The Stewart Lecture was established in 1969 to honour the life and work of Air Vice Marshal W K Stewart CB CBE AFC BSc MB ChB MRCP, who joined the staff of the RAF Physiology Laboratory in 1940 and commanded the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine (which the RAF Physiological Laboratory became) from 1947 until his death in 1967.
East Surrey College - Redhill Surrey tel 01737 772611
Doogie Hunter CE ARA.
Chester Branch. The Vernon Clarkson Lecture.
This half day workshop is being organised by the Structures & Materials Group.
Prestwick Branch Named Lecture - David Fowler McIntyre. Speaker - Eric Moody. The story of the “Jakarta incident” on 24 th June 1982 told by the captain of the flight.
Branch joint event with IMechE and University of Surrey
The J D North Lecture - subject TBA
Prestwick Branch AGM and Lecture. Speaker - to be advised. The story behind Scotland’s only charity air ambulance.
The lecture will cover the regulatory changes that have been adopted within the newly established General Aviation Unit and new challenges that are to be incorporated. The Unit is the demonstration of the CAA's determination to being a better regulator, reducing and improving our regulation of this key part of aviation in the UK.
The creation of a dedicated GA Unit within the CAA emerged from the Government's Red Tape Challenge in 2013, which explored ways to reduce the regulatory burden o
Iain Gray, Aerospace Technology Institute
The Design of Small Rocket Engines
Chester Branch Lectures
The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, formerly the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN)
Toulouse Branch Lecture - 9th Annual ADS Lecture - Subject and Speaker to be advised
Branch Lecture, commencing 19.30
preceded by Branch AGM, commencing 19.00
A gala banquet in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society
A Gala Banquet in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
A Life in Aviation
(Note: The lecture is preceded by the Branch AGM at 18:15)
Details of this one-day conference organisedby the Propulsion Group will be available shortly. Please re-vist this page at a later date.
Flight Simulation Conference June 2016
The Challenger Space Shuttle Accident - An account of the 1986 accident and the culture within NASA that contributed to it.
Annual Informal Dinner - Château de Larroque, Gimont, 45 km West of Toulouse. www.ChateauLarroque.fr. 3 course dinner for 45 euro including wine. Tickets paid at the door are entered into a raffle/tombola.
An enjoyable day out for golfers of all levels, the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Golf Day is ideal for networking in a relaxed and informal setting.
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s 2016 Applied Aerodynamics conference will be held the week after the Farnborough International Air Show and follows on from a number of successful events in this series which take place biennally.
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s 5th Aircraft Structural Design Conference, undertaken with the support of the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), will address the challenges facing the designers of the next generation aircraft.
Please re-visit the website at a later date to find out more about the 2016 Greener by Design conference.
Supporting Life-Cycle Engineering through Design and Development, Test and Certification and Operations.
Oxford Branch Lecture
Flight Simulation Conference November 2016
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