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Bob will talk to us in on the Development of Landing gear Concepts (how do you catch 600 tonnes at 380km/h?)
The development of a remarkably light single seat Wankel engined aircraft at the cutting edge of design and material innovation.The lecture covers the development of a remarkably light single seat wankel engined aircraft at the cutting edge of design and material innovation.
Hamilton Branch, New Zealand
How can the integrity of airworthiness accountability be ensured through contracts for services?
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!
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 first Girl guiding team to race around the rock
Peter discusses the nature of the threat of High Intensity Radio Fields (HIRF) and Lightning on aircraft and how the Designer goes about protecting the aircraft from such threats.
"Can We Fly Supersonic again in the 21st century? and the SonicStar Project" presented by Bernard ROUSSET, CEO SonicStar Project
Winter social event.
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Contact: Amy Glover
Branch Cody Lecture, in association with RAeS Historical Group
IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT SITUATION HERE IN PARIS THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A DATE TBD
Canterbury Branch, New Zealand
This year's General Aviation Conference will follow on from the successful theme of 2014.
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.
Contact: Amy Glover
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.
Roger (Dodge) Bailey, Chief Pilot, Shuttleworth Collection of historic aircraft
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
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.
Palmerston North Branch, New Zealand
Prestwick Branch joint Lecture with West of Scotland IMechE.
Speaker - Richard Gardiner. An overview of a hundred years of aviation at Farnborough.
Bay of Plenty Branch, New Zealand
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.
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
Lecture hosted by University of Limerick
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.
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.
Join the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee for their annual conference and the launch of their Mentoring Scheme.
Joint Lecture with IMechE & IET (Advance Booking Required)
** THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
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.
The Lord Kings Norton Lecture on "The work of the aviation safety regulator"
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.
In this lecture Prof Hayward will use archive material to tell the inside story of the post 1945 procurement crisis.
A briefing on defence themes for SDSR 2015 by the Minister of State for Defence Procurement.
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.
Coventry Branch. The annual John Boyd Dunlop Lecture
The Life and Times of the Harrier
Dr Peter Orton will be giving a lecture in Pilot Psychology which will discuss what is going through a pilot's head during flight and how this can affect a flight.
Hybrid-Electric Propulsion for Civil Airliners - A Rolls-Royce Perspective:
Kevin Daffey is the Global Head of Electrical Power and Controls Systems at Rolls-Royce, responsible for the development of capability in electrical, electronics, software and controls systems across Aerospace and Land & Sea Divisions. Previous roles at Rolls-Royce were in the Marine Sector as Chief Engineer for electrical and control systems. Kevin also spent three years seconded to the Ministr
Toulouse Branch joint lecture with 3AF “Commercial Spaceport Development – Space Tourism and much much more.”
The lecture will cover the UK spaceport programme, spaceport development in general and intrinsic relationship between spaceports and space launch systems.
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.
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.
Flying & Displaying Historic Vintage Aircraft
Fielding the Navy's Wildcat HMA
Non-branch members are welcome. Please contact the Branch Secretary prior to the lecture.
Chester Branch Lecture
Dr Colin Snodgrass, Open University
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.
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.
Palmerston North Branch
History and highlights from Farnborough from Cody to supersonic air transport in the shape of Concorde.
A review of the ESA IXV Spaceplane project including details of the first test flight accomplished earlier this year.
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.
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Craig Clarke. The story of Clydespace, Scotland’s ‘small’ satellite manufacture.
What progress has the MOD made towards becoming a truly 'intelligent customer', and what are the next steps?
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
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).
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.
A briefing to IPSA students on the activities of the RAeS followed by a short lecture on Interactive UAVs.
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.
A journey through the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford's recovering and preservation of a Do17Z aircraft
This Air Law Group Seminar will consider the impact of the admissibility of air accident reports (i.e. those of statutory investigators such as the AAIB) in court proceedings upon future air accident investigation, including in light of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Rogers v. Hoyle.
This lecture will be given by Gp Capt Paul Lloyd from the Ministry of Defence.
Wellington Branch, New Zealand
This year's lecture will be presented by Roger Weeks from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia.
This lecture honours Capt Ray Jones, one of the Flight Simulation Groups founding members and celebrates his contribution to the development of the group, the advancement in the art and science of flight simulation and in particular application in the training of civil airline pilots.
The 2015 conference, will firstly consider the dynamic of the situation that we face as an industry and then evaluate how the role of ‘instructor’ can be encouraged proactively such that we have sufficient talent from which to select the best instructors with the right skills to enable the supply of new pilots to meet the anticipated demand.
Gordon Rigg, Hang Gliding Champion, will be speaking to us about Hang Gliding.
Military operations have changed significantly in the last quarter century. Especially in the UK Royal Air Force, the addition of new aircraft and helicopter types, combined with strategic developments in their use has given it a constantly evolving nature. The lecture will focus on the speaker's experience of military flying with the Royal Air Force, who will share stories of helicopter flying, war time operations and serving in conflict zones.
Wings Over Thurleigh - Flight research at the Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford: 1952 – 2001
How are manufacturers modifying their processes in order to produce new products in a shorter timescale and at lower cost? How are certification authorities changing their requirements to meet the new technologies and reduced timescales?
Canterbury Branch, Christchurch, New Zealand
A group of enthusiasts in the south of France have, over the past 10 years, been building a 3/4 scale fully certified, flying replica of the de havilland Mosquito. The aircraft first flew in 2011 and has visited several air shows, wowing the crowds with its realisme. Unfortunately, this summer, it crashed on landing and has to be rebuilt. This lecture tells the story of the aircraft and details the plans to rebuild it.
Toulouse Branch Lecture - "Corporate Jet Cabin Evolution" by David Velupillai, Marketing Director Airbus Corporate Jets
Rhys will explain the processes which lead to a lightning strike and the different types of lightning that can exist.
An update by the FAA Administrator on US aviation strategic goals and transatlantic partnerships.
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Group Captain Jock Heron. The story of a 33 year career in the RAF and 11 years with Rolls Royce. Subsequently Jock has been involved in aviation heritage.
The introduction of the A400M to RAF Service will be the focus of this Flight Test Group lecture.
the Australian Division Sydney Branch
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.
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.
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.
Wellington Branch. A lecture on the part aviation played over Gallipoli which coincides with the centenary of this WW1 campaign.
Hamilton Branch - New Zealand. A lecture on the acquisition of major capital capabilities for the New Zealand Defence Force including sea, land and air platforms.
Guest Speaker; Mr.Bruce MacDonald President of the SAA for the Waikato/Thames Valley Chapter. Bruce will tell us about his role as President of this chapter and, as he also owns his own a/c,a Super Emeraude CP328,(ZK-FMM), he takes a few photos as he does the rounds of various projects that SAA members are working on,and also the many fly-ins and visits they partake during the course of the year. Bruce will aid his talk with these pictures.
The Royal Aeronautical Society is hosting a visit from the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) on 24 July, 2015. The event is designed to give visiting Air Cadets an opportunity to see the Society and experience a wider view of aviation. This event will be the fourth time (the first was in 2012) that the IACE Cadets have visited the Society and this years' event is kindly sponsored by Lockheed Martin UK.
Established to commemorate the memory of Gerhard Sedlmayr, a pioneering aviator who dedicated his life to improving safety equipment for aircraft. The company which he founded in Berlin in 1919 as "Autoflug - Spezialhaus für das Automobil- und Luftfahrtwesen, Gerhard Sedlmayr" is still today as Autoflug GmbH involved in the design and manufacture of safety equipment.
This lecture will be given by Andy Bradford from MBDA and is being organised by the Weapon Systems and Technology Group
THIS LECTURE HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE TUBE STRIKE TAKING PLACE ON THE SAME DAY. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
NATO's Chief Scientist will introduce NATO Science and Technology, describe its priorities and highlight activities from its comprehensive programme of work.
The life of Sir Barnes Wallis; a preview of the forthcoming biography by Professor Richard Morris.
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 Air Law Summer Reception 2015 will take place on 30 June 2015 at 7pm. Tickets cost £32.50 + VAT
FAA Yeovilton Branch
The Air Law Group are holding a lecture on Tuesday 30 June on the subject of airport expansion delivered by Capt Jock Lowe
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.
Josselin BEQUET will describe his work in the restoration of a 50-year old Breguet 765 "Deux-Ponts/Sahara".
This RAeS Named Lecture was established in 1990 to honour Sir Thomas Sopwith CBE, Hon FRAeS. The 2015 lecture will be delivered by James Arbuthnot MP.
CRANFIELD BRANCH LECTURE COMPETITION 2015
The Royal Aeronautical Society presents 'Amelia'. The film is being shown as part of the National Women in Engineering day celebrations which are on the 23rd June. The National Women in Engineering day is dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering.
Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Cosford Branch
We are delighted to be welcoming back the Administrator of NASA Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden for an evening lecture.
Join the RAeS Brussels Branch in welcoming Dr Sandy Magnus, Director of the AIAA to give a lecture.
Visitors welcome: admission £2 (RAeS members and students free)
This UAS workshop aims to frame the debate on several key societal issues of UAS operations: privacy, overflight, nuisance and crime.
The Edwin A. Link Lecture was established in 2007 to honour Edwin A. Link, the distinguished pioneer of synthetic training.
The Conference aims to identify, discuss, and agree follow-up action on a number of selected challenges – those aspects of flight simulation which continue to be problematic or inadequate, and those which are emerging as a result of changes in the aviation sectors served by flight simulation.
Air Power and the Defence Aerospace Industry in the Whole Force Era: A lecture by Air Marshal Sir Baz North, Deputy Commander Capability and Air Member for Personnel and Capability, Royal Air Force.
Does the emergence of more capable remotely-piloted platforms, with their increasing utility in the force mix, present an opportunity to the Weapons Systems and Technology community? This conference aims to provide an opportunity to discuss the context and rationale of using future platforms for which weapon systems could be developed.
The speaker is an ex-RAF synthetic training specialist
The Annual General Meeting will be followed by an Illustrated Talk on Churchill's Secret Airfield. This relates to the Special Operations Executive (SOE)
Flight Lieutenant Jon Bond will describe his experiences flying this modern state of the art fighter aircraft.
(Jon's talk will be preceded by a short branch AGM)
AGM at 6:15 pm followed by:
‘The Skylon Spaceplane and Sabre Engine:- progress to date and future prospects’
Richard Varvill - Technical Director & Chief Designer, Reaction Engines
The use and dissemination of intelligence assessments is central to the planning military operations; however, these assessments can become distorted by questions of politics. In this talk, Sebastian Cox will discuss the influence of politics on the intelligence cycle concerning a relatively straightforward intelligence assessment produced by Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder on the eve of Operation CRUSADER in late-1941.
This lecture will be given by Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency.
(preceded at 7.00pm by branch AGM)
Visitors welcome: admission £2 (RAeS members and students free)
The Royal Aeronautical Society Annual Banquet is a key social and networking event attracting over 500 guests drawn from all sectors of the aerospace community.
This lecture will be given by Professor Eric Grove. It will cover the creation and evolution of the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps, usually known as the Royal Naval Air Service.
Gatwick branch Visitors welcome: admission £2 (RAeS members and students free)
Westland – A Century of Flying Machines
This lecture has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Toulouse Branch Lecture. Aircraft archeology is an activity that consists of searching for aircraft parts which often come from crashed aircraft, then study them and “make them speak” in order to find the full story of the aircraft.
The final target is to unveil an historical event, find its actors, their heirs - children, nephews -and finally share our findings via conferences such as this, publications including le “Fanatique de l’aviation” or exhibitions like the one in Aeroscopia http://m
RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Over Everest Expedition' by Richard Meredith-Hardy.
The conference aims to bring together industry professionals and a new generation of engineers and maintainers to promote a common understanding of human factors and highlight successful interventions in managing human factors related risks in engineering and maintenance.
Annual General Meeting - Branch Members only please
Please join us at our Annual General Meeting followed by an informative lecture about Ground Accident Prevention by Anastasia Argyrou who will explore the topic from a Low Cost Carrier's perspective.
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.
The basis of the airworthiness requirement for RPAS is a critical element in enabling safe growth of RPAS operations. However, RPAS airworthiness remains a major source of contention with a wide range of divergent views being promoted by different groups and differ rules applying in different states.
The Royal Aeronautical Society's annual careers awareness and information event, the Ballantyne, is aimed at 14-18 year-olds and is open to youth groups, school groups and individual guests providing inspirational talks and useful careers tips.
Sir Roy McNulty, Chairman of Gatwick Airport Limited will discuss some of the principal trends which have affected the industry in the UK over the past 40 years – technological, commercial, operational, environmental, regulatory and political.
This lecture is held in memoriam of Alan Bristow; a key figure in the rotary world. The lecture will cover 'Contemporary Royal Naval Helicopter Operations' and will be given by Cdr Glyn Owen, Commanding Officer 825 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy & Peter Prager, Head Of Training Operations (UK), AgustaWestland.
A briefing on the strategy and model that contributed to the rapid ascension of Dubai International to its status as the world's busiest international airport, as well as plans for the $32 billion expansion of Dubai's second largest airport, Al Maktoum International, at Dubai World Central.
Talk on flying the Hawker Hunter and other classic aircraft.
2015 Charles Lindbergh Memorial Lecture
Rosetta - wow we landed on a comet by M. Paolo FERRI
Paul Edwards, AW609 Test Pilot, AgustaWestland discusses flight testing the AW609 Tiltrotor.
22nd April 2015 (Please note change of date from that published earlier)THE RAES MANCHESTER BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MINI LECTURE COMPETITION (Prize £100)
18.00 Wednesday 22nd April in Conference Room E5, Fourth Floor of the James Lighthill Building, ( formerly Paper Science Building) Sackville Street M1 3NJ University of Manchester . (for directions see below)
The Mini Lecture will follow the Anual General Meeting at 18.30
Do you have an interesting aviation artefact with a story to tell?
For the Derby Branch AGM, in April 2015, we would like to call for speakers from within the Branch membership to take part in a special "Rummage in the Attic" lecture.
The format for the evening, after the AGM business, will consist of four short (10-15 min) presentations by volunteer speakers who will display an aviation artefact to the audience and give a description of the artefact's history and their personal link to it
Capt Eric Brown will be speaking at our GdeH memorial lecture. He will be outlining his remarkable test flying career and will make particular reference to the many de Havilland aircraft he flew and their influence on the British aircraft legacy.
If you can answer questions on topics such as Airlines and Operations, Unmanned Aircraft and Aircraft Recognition, this annual event - organised by the Young Persons Committee of the Royal Aeronautical Society - is the perfect opportunity to show off your aero knowledge and as well as test your practical skills.
‘Royal International Air Tattoo – United Nations of the Air’
Tim Prince OBE - Chief Executive, RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises
23rd Folland Lecture & Dinner
Hatherley Manor Hotel, Gloucester GL2 9QA
18.45 for 19.00 Lecture
Atlas A400M - the Early Years
‘(Flight) Trials and Tribulations’
AGM + Talk on the history of British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC).
AGM at 18:45 followed by refreshments and lecture at 19:15.
David Allerton will describe the background and technology behind the Global Positioning System which is now central to our lives from the location of mobile phones and navigation for hiking, through to use with building construction and aircraft automatic approach and landing systems.
Innovative Air Traffic Management Research
This lecture will be preceded by the AGM at 17:00 and will be followed by a wine reception.
Trenchard Memorial Lecture