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By Mat Potulski (Managing Director, HHA Ltd)
The lecture will provide an overview of HHA’s business activities, platforms operated and the regulatory environment applicable to the operation of Fast Jets on the Military Register.
Contact: Daryl Hayler
Practical Rocket Engineering: Taking a Hobby to the Extreme
'100 YEARS OF ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION '
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
The presentation will offer a brief background of the RAF's Reaper programme. In addition, Andy will discuss the operations of 39 Squadron whilst outlining the challengers faced by being on constant operations in Afghanistan with the "cockpit " being located on the west coast of the USA. Andy will also discuss the training and manning issues which posed the unique challenges during the introduction of the RAF's first weaponised UAV capability. Throughout the presentation, Andy will develop the t
Bay of Plenty Branch, New Zealand
A study into the ethics associated with 'unmanned aircraft' operations - more commonly know as 'drones'.
Farnborough Branch Green Lecture
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.
Non-branch members are welcome. Please contact the Branch Secretary prior to the lecture.
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Paul Catanach. Memories of Australian Bush Flying.
Toulouse Branch Lecture - “The Fathers of the Turbojet Engine” by Wolfgang BRIX & Ian WHITTLE.
Wolfgang Brix an engine expert working for VFW-Fokker now called Airbus Deutschland will describe turbojet development in Germany - Ian WHITTLE, the son of Sir Frank Whittle will give first hand knowledge of his father's work to create the first jet engine in the UK.
e-Go Test Pilot Keith Dennison describes how he went about testing this innovative brand new design by Giotto Castelli. He will discuss the problems encountered and the subsequent corrective design actions taken to resolve them.
Warton Flight Operations in the 1970s
Palmair started its operations from Bournemouth with a flight to Palma in 1958 and went on to be a highly rated airline, winning many accolades for its service, despite its small size.
Wellington Branch, New Zealand
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
Contact: John Sedgley
Bill Tyack, RAeS Past President will give this RAeS Bedford branch 150th anniversary lecture.
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.
‘Flying for Life “
Lecture by Peter de Bourcier FRAeS. of the Mission of Aviation Fellowship.
Progressing from 1950 when flying operations began in Sudan, with former Service Pilots using a de Havilland Dragon Rapide, MAF now operates around 135 aircraft, typically turboprop including Quest Kodiaks (a new type developed especially for this kind of work) with unorthodox procedures and devices like the circling bucket drop and the rake brake.
MAF operates in around 25 countries, supporti
Toulouse Branch 24th Annual Gordon Corps Lecture - Subject & Speaker on Theme of Flight Test to be advised
Farnborough Branch Lecture
Howard and Afandi describe the detailed aerodynamic and structural development of the glider through the ages.
How to Investigate an Air Accident
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
Sir Arthur Marshall Lecture
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
Chester Branch Lecture
Toulouse Branch Lecture - Rolls-Royce Mini-Lecture Competition and Speaker from Rolls-Royce.
Branch Templer Lecture
Bob will talk to us in on the Development of Landing gear Concepts (how do you catch 600 tonnes at 380km/h?)
The Vulcan B.Mk 2 from a Different Angle
Joint Lecture with the East Midlands Branch of the RIN (Anderson Memorial Lecture).
To be confirmed.
East Surrey College - Redhill Surrey tel 01737 772611
Doogie Hunter CE ARA.
Chester Branch. The Vernon Clarkson Lecture.
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.
Toulouse Branch Lecture - Subject and Speaker to be advised
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
East Anglian Branches Innovation Expo
A Life in Aviation
(Note: The lecture is preceded by the Branch AGM at 18:15)
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.
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