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The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara who became one of British aviation's true pioneers. The 2012 Lecture will be given by Mark King, President - Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce.
This evening lecture, presented by the RAeS Historical Group will address the production of fully capable combat aviatiors, not just 'pilots'. The lecture will also focus on pre war training, the beginnings of refinement in 1916; Smith-Barry and the all through TDS Concept during 1917; the wholesale transfer to TDS's and the proliferation of specialised tactical/rol-related schools during 1918.
Washington DC Branch
The Society’s Aerospace & Aviation Careers Event aims to bring together our close links with the industry and those interested in a career in aerospace. This is a unique opportunity to meet potential employers at the only UK careers fair dedicated to the aerospace and aviation community.
Exhibitors from across the industry are available to answer your questions and give you information on their recruitment opportunities.
Boscombe Down Branch
With economic pressures and ever diminishing budgets it is essential to maximise the cost effectiveness of Weapons and Weapon Systems.
Many processes and techniques of cost monitoring and estimating are well established.
This conference seeks to explore predictions of operational effectiveness and system performance are technically more complex, and require a greater emphasis on combinations of mathematical modelling, simulation and trials.
Future airports policy: an exploration of the dilemma facing the Government over how to ensure UK connectivity whilst also addressing the difficult issues to which aviation gives rise
Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Cosford Branch
Sold Out Lecture - Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Designer from SpaceX will present at the Royal Aeroanutical Society on Friday 16th November.
The 2012 conference will continue to provide insight into the utility of computer tools and newly available electronic equipment pertinent to design, address specific aerodynamic, structural and manufacturing issues of concern to the designer, and review business implications for entrepreneurs and SMEs.
The RAeS Aerospace & Aviation Book Fair will offer you the chance to browse and buy aviation books from a wide range of industry experts and exhibitors including the National Aerospace Library. This is a great chance to fill up those Christmas stockings!
Save the date for this Human Powered Aircraft Lecture and more information will be available soon. All RAeS lectures are free to attend and we welcome both Members and Non-members.
Col Andrew Cash, Commander Aviation 16 Air Assault Brigade and Attack Helicopter Force will give this Air Power Group Lecture.
Glouc & Chelt Branch
We regret to inform you that, following the recent ministerial reshuffle, we have had to cancel the Corporate Partner Briefing on 'Growth in Civil Aerospace' which was due to be given by Mark Prisk MP and Marcus Bryson.
This conference aims to indicate the potential advantages, such as lower environmental impact, and the technical challenges of open rotor propulsion from both and aircraft and engine perspective.
Solent Branch: As the RAF’s first Remotely Piloted Air System Squadron, 39 Squadron faced significant challenges in setting up. Wg Cdr Jeffrey OBE, who was the OC of 39 Squadron, looks at those challenges and at the 39 Squadron Mission, as well as some examples of operations and achievements. He also illustrates the capabilities of the UK Reaper: demonstrating how it ‘Saves Lives and Makes a Difference’.
Murray Theatre open at 19:00 for 19:30 start.
It is with regret that we have made the decision to postpone the Aerospace Manufacturing Conference.
This Flight Test Group lecture will be delivered by Paul Mulcahy from the CAA. Further information will be available shortly.
Join us for the 2013 Young Persons Lecture and Awards Evening. The lecture is free to attend and open to all.
Join us for the 2012 Young Persons Conference to network and engage with your peers across the industry. The programme will be available shortly.
The lecture will be proceeded by a book signing, where uniquely, all three authors will be available to sign copies and answer questions.
FAA Yeovilton Branch
The aim of this conference is to bring together developers, researchers, academics and users of simulation technology to share understanding and to appreciate the potential benefits these new technologies can bring across the broad spectrum of simulation.
Under the umbrella of the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) the member states, the European Commission, industry, research establishments, and academia have joined forces to conceptualise the future of aviation. In an attempt to reconcile future industrial competitiveness with environmental issues and sustainability, the key challenges have been presented in the Flightpath 2050, Europe’s Vision for Aviation. One important requirement is to intensify atmosphe
Tony Parasida, Corporate Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company, will provide an insider's view on new approaches to through life sustainment in his lecture entitled 'From Afterthought to Afterburner: The Power of 21st Century Sustainment'.
The programme will be an introduction from our host insurer (QBE), followed by a presentation of the scheme by the Chairman of the Air Law Group and then a talk by Sir David Steel (formerly a Judge of the Commercial Court) and then drinks and light refreshments.
Solent Branch: Commodore Rick Thompson OBE MA CEng MRAeS
British Antarctic Survey - Polar Aircraft Operations
Solent Branch: Dr Jenny Cane, Aerodynamics Engineer, Vestas Wind Systems
A half day seminar looking at key projects and topics covering both civil and military aerospace.
Due to the popularity of this lecture, this lecture is now fully booked. If you have not pre-registered to attend, you will not be allowed into the lecture. If you would like to put your name on the waiting list, please contact the conference & events department on 020 7670 4345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This presentation will consist of approximately 50 images of British unmanned aircraft from 1917 to the present day. From attempts at destroying Zeppelins in World War I, through unmanned target glider trials, to powered “Queen” aircraft, such as Queen Wasp, Fairey Queen and Queen Bee, in the lead-up to World War II.
The Rotron 294cc is where it all began - first used during Mission Everest, the ultimate test of reliability and performance, this rotary engine powered Gilo Cardozo and TV adventurer Bear Grylls to break all existing paramotor altitude records and to look down on the summit of Mount Everest.
Dr Darren Ansell, CEng, MIET. Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Wednesday 13 February 2013 at 5pm at the George Begg Building, Sackville Street.University of Manchester.
This presentation will give an overview of how avionic systems are evolving to benefit from autonomous and intelligent systems technology. The benefits in terms of human workload, responsiveness, safety and
In this briefing entitled 'Carrier Operations in the 21st Century', the Rear Admiral Fleet Air Arm explains how the future Carriers will increase the UK's influence around the world in peace and in crisis.
The 58th Henson & Stringfellow Dinner and Lecture hosted by the Yeovil Branch
The 2012 Aerospace Medicine Symposium aims to provide an overview of the current and future developments in enhancing human performance in aviation.
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.
Solent Branch: Colin Smith CBE, Director Engineering & Technology, Rolls-Royce plc.
Airbus and Boeing are jointly presenting this lecture on dealing with stall requirements, predictive validation and flight testing. They will address areas where their two approaches share common ground as well as exploring area where they differ on technical approaches.
Calling all aviation enthusiasts to take part in AeroChallenge 2013....Could you answer questions on topics such as Space Flight, Airport Operations or the Red Arrows? Then you could shine at the next AeroChallenge, the annual aeronautical quiz organised by the Young Persons Committee of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
How we can ensure that Aircraft Commanders will be suitably trained and fit for purpose in the 21st Century? This Flight Operations Group Conference follows on from the 2012 event and will focus on monitoring practices and procedures to identify future Captains.
We regret to inform you that the Corporate Partner Briefing by Steve Revell of Rapiscan Systems has been cancelled.
Chadwick 2013 Lecture and Dinner
The Shackleton Story - WR963, The Great Avro Shackleton Survivor
By John Cubberly & Ian Harding of the Shackleton Association. The lecture, which is free for all, will be followed by the Chadwick Dinner. The event is due to be held on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm at The Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, SK7 1RJ. Register for the dinner with Allan Shimminn -
We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled.
This one day Conference will aim to present a view on what is being considered on optimising airport capacity and to discuss the benefits and challenges in a multi-stakeholder forum.
RAeS Stevenage Branch Young Person’s Lecture Competition, 28th March, 17:00.
Prestwick Branch Event
A coach trip to Brooklands Museum, a treasure trove of aviation and motoring history.
Please note departure time and details TBA
Derby Branch AGM
Solent Branch: Peter Garrod, Honorary Commodore, the AIr Transport Auxilliary Association
This lecture will be given by Peter Coombs an Inspector of accidents since 1972.
The lecture will trace the story of aircraft accident investigation in the UK from the setting up of the Public Safety and Accidents Investigation Committee of the Royal Aero Club in 1912 to the present day.
Cranfield Branch Lecture preceeded by AGM & SGM
The RAeS Manchester Branch AGM and Mini Lecture Competition (Prize £100)
Tuesday 16 April at 6pm for 6.30pm at the Museum of Science and Industry. Meet in the Aerospace Hall.
Free car parking entry from Water Street entrance
In every industry occasionally disruptive technologies will be introduced which cause a complete paradigm shift, for example, the impact of introducing of digital mobile telephones on the communications industry. The aim of this UK Eyes Only Classified 1-day conference is to consider potential disruptive technologies, at both system and sub-system level, for the weapons industry which may be reasonably fielded from 2030 onwards.
A summary of how the low cost carrier has led a revolution in the airline industry and how it plans to tackle the challenges and changes ahead.
Leslie Bedford Lecture and Dinner: Changing the Economics of Space by Professor Sir Martin Sweeting FRS FREng
Young Members' Lecture Competition
Washington DC Branch:
"Foreign ownership of Airlines":
A discussion with Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission for Transport
Glouc & Cheltenham Branch
Lecture in French and English
The Ballantyne is the Society's annual event for young people aged 14-18 year-olds and is open to schools, youth groups and individuals accompanied by an adult. This year's theme is Apprenticeships vs University routes into aerospace and aviation.
Contemporary RAF rotorcraft operations can be very challenging; with the need for personnel to be regularly deployed on front line operations in inhospitable environments. Female RAF personnel play a full and active role’ in day-to-day base operations and on overseas ‘front line’ deployments; in their various and important roles’ as flight crew, engineers, medics, etc.
Culture is a term that nearly everyone uses, but few can agree upon its precise meaning, or how it can be measured. There are an abundance of definitions in social science literature … which taken together do suggest two sub-divisions. The first comprises the beliefs, attitudes and values (often unspoken) of an organization’s membership. The second is the more concrete structures, practices, controls and policies of an organization.
This conference is all about exploring current Culture e
Established in 1963, this Named Lecture is run alternately with Cranfield. It honours Sir Frederick Handley Page CBE, HonFRAeS, in recognition of his many contributions to aviation, and in particular to safety and reliability in air transportation. After WW2 he was instrumental in setting up the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield, where he was a Governor up to the time of his death.
The Ann Welch Lecture was established in 2006 to honour the life and work of one of the most outstanding personalities in aviation. Her achievements in gliding, and in pioneering hang gliding and microlighting in the UK, together with writing about all aspects of aviation that affect general aviation pilots, and encouraging young people into flying, has been an inspiration to many.
RAeS Stevenage Branch Annual General Meeting Followed by Tour of EADS Astrium (Stevenage), 14th May, 17:30
The Royal Aeronautical Society Annual Banquet is a key social and networking event attracting 500 - 600 guests drawn from all sectors of the aerospace industry, services and aviation.
Yeovil Branch AGM Followed by "A Walk around the Heritage Trail at the Yeovil Site"
This lecture will be given by Richard Knott, a highly acclaimed author and researcher on 20th century history. All Raes Lectures are free to attend and open to both RAeS members and non members.
Composite Technology Transfer - Benefits for Aerospace
The Society invites Apprentices and their employers to join them for this informative networking seminar to better understand the importance of membership organisations and how we can support your career and professional development.
This conference aims to examine how recent changes in legislation, together with recent and future innovation in aircraft design, will impact on airworthiness and maintenance and, in particular, the role of the aircraft maintenance engineer.
Museum of Flight, Seattle
RAF Halton Trenchard Museum Visit followed by a Social Event
This Flight Test Group lecture will explore the development and evaluation of Day Night All Weather (DNAW) technology for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft conducted in the UK over the last 30 years outside conventional civil and military IFR operations.
Cranfield Branch Lord Kings Norton Lecture
Learn more from the successes and challenges faced by the organisations that have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, competency-based training, by joining us in London on 5-6 June during this two-day conference. This is an IATA Conference held in association with the Royal Aeronautical Society.
The Sir Sydney Camm Lecture was established in 1971, following his death in 1966, to commemorate his significant achievements in the field of aeronautical engineering.
This Royal Aeronautical Society Flight Simulation Group conference will explore the potential to enhance synthetic mission training events and extend their use through emerging technologies and training concepts.
RAeS Stevenage Branch Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group Site Tour
The Edwin A Link lecture was established in 2007 to honour Edwin A Link, the distinguished pioneer of synthetic training. From the beginning of manned flight there has been a symbiotic relationship between the airplane and simulation in all of its different forms.
Dr White's lecture will look at how their roles are now reversed and more often than not it is somehow expected that the airplane has been programmed to perform like the simulator.
The Challenge of Climate Change and Aviation
The International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD) is the key international conference for engineers and scientists working in the fields of aeroelasticity and structural dynamics. This Conference is now SOLD OUT.
An enjoyable day out for golfers of all levels, the Royal Aeronautical Society Golf Day is ideal for networking in a relaxed and informal setting.
This lecture commemorates the launch of the first satellite of the European Communications Satellite (ECS) system on 16 June 1983 and the subsequent 30 years of operational service by Eutelsat.
Following an inspiring address at the 2013 Ann Welch Lecture by Wing Commander Ken Wallis, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society are organising a day excursion to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton.
This Air Law Group lecture will precede the annual Air Law Summer Reception.
The Air Law Committee feels that this annual event gives past conference delegates and members of the Society with an interest in air law, the opportunity to meet each other in an informal social setting whilst enjoying refreshments and canapés.
Space debris is a man-made threat to the continued use of space for commerce, science, exploration and security. The threat has manifested itself in accidental damage to, and even destruction of, objects in space, as well as requiring increasingly regular avoidance manoeuvres by threatened satellites.
The Armed Forces Committee is a sub-group of all the Professional Engineering Institutions (PEI) and host a lecture each year. The IMechE hosted it in 2012 and the IET prior to that.
The Amy Johnson Lecture was established in 2011 by the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee to honour a century of women in flight. The Lecture is traditionally held on or close to the 6th July to mark the date in 1929 when Amy Johnson received her pilot’s licence. All RAeS Lectures are free to attend and open to both Members and Non Members. More details about this lecture will be available shortly.
A briefing by HSBC's Head of Economics on the medium-term outlook for the British economy.
Ercall Wood College of Technology, Wellington was one of the schools presented with an aircraft kit sponsored by Boeing and RAeS. The aircraft is nearing completion and the students will give a presentation on the project.
RAeS Flight Operations Group will present the latest findings from their Smoke, Fire and Fumes in Transport Aircraft specialist paper. The lecture will focus on past history, current risk and reccomended mitigations.
Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways will explain the curent activities planned by Virgin Atlantic Airways and discuss future opportunities and challenges faced.
We intend to hold the second Human Powered Aircraft (HPA) 2013 Icarus Cup at Sywell Aerodrome. The competition is designed to progress the sport from occasional records attempts into a viable activity and will feature a number of challenges, for which the successful team will be crowned the second winners of the Royal Aeronautical Society HPA Icarus Cup 2013.
Capt Stuart Gruber, Head of Flight Technical & Training at Thomson Airways will discuss Thomson's Airways ATQP.
A discussion on the Ethics of Unmanned Combat Air Systems.
The 2013 Beaumont Named Lecture will be delivered by Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO at IATA.
This occasional lecture honours Major Kenneth Beaumont CBE, DSO, MA (Oxon), AFRAeS.
The Hargrave lecture will detail the multiple revolutions in aeronautics that have led to the present day, followed by thoughts about the future of aviation and space flight. The Hargrave lecture will take you on an exciting journey through the past, present and future of aeronautics and astronautics.
This lecture discusses the Royal Aircraft Establishment’s (RAE) involvement with the development of free-fall nuclear weapons. The RAE was deeply involved with the design and development testing of practically all the non-nuclear components, fuzing and arming, the safe carriage and release, and life extensions. This lecture will concentrate on the development of WE177, supplemented by films of trials.
The UASSG Annual Conference this year provides a timely focus on the successes already accomplished in getting to a European Remotely Piloted Aircraft system (RPAS) Roadmap covering all 27 member states, developed by the European RPAS Steering Group. Importantly where European Union leads, many other nations follow, either directly or guided by its successes and failures.