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This lecture has been postponed until a later date. Please re-visit the Events webpage for the new date and further information.
19:00 for 19:30
Taking examples from the Tiger, X3 and unmanned helicopter programs Andrew Warner will describe the most significant risks in helicopter flight test and operation and how to tackle them effectively and with the right priorities.
8PM at the ConcordeRestaurant
The Runway Visitor Park,WA15 8XQ
As a result of the Soviet threat leading to the cold war the Air Ministry issued spec B35/36 which called for a 10 000lb four engine jet able to cruise at 50 000ft at 500kt with an operational radius of 500 miles combined with a take off distance of 1500 ft in a cross wind od 20kt in tropical conditions!
Why did the AVRO designers opt for such a r
A briefing by the Rt Hon Geoff Hoon on sovereign capability v buying off the shelf.
Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Cosford Branch
Dale Tutt, the Scorpion Programme Manager, and Dan Hinson, the Chief Test Pilot, relate the story of the Textron AirLand Scorpion from a clean sheet design to the first flight of the Scorpion in less than 2 years.
RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Enforcer Weapon System'
UK military forces are guided in their actions by UK Defence Doctrine. This body of fundamental principles has evolved over time using lessons from history and the experiences of operations and exercises. Focusing on air and space power doctrine, the lecture will look at its foundations, purpose, strengths, weaknesses and core roles. It will also suggest how it might change in the future.
Annual quiz evening
Inmarsat are unable to give their lecture on the 16th December, and David Cook, Independent Consultant and Journalist President of the RAeS Paris Branch, has kindly agreed to step in on Wednesday the 17th December to give a lecture about the use of composite materials in aircraft engines.
Established to honour the successful and experienced mechanical engineers who completed the first successful controlled powered flight on 17 December 1903, the Wilbur & Orville Wright Lecture is the principal event in the Society’s year, given by distinguished members of the US and UK aerospace communities. The 2014 Lecture will be given by Patrick M Dewar, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin International, who will speak on 'Global Growth in Aviation's Second Century'.
Brough Branch - Joint Lecture with IMechE
55 years of flying fun -
“Puma HC Mk2 – Life Extension Programme – A Flight Test View”
Adrian Neve, Jon Hughes and Dave Marsden
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
This lecture, presented by Matthew Sexton of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, part of the Safran Group, is subtitled ‘What goes up must come down’. Matthew aims to show the development of aircraft landing gear from their early beginnings to current times. He will illustrate how landing gear have kept pace with developments in aircraft design and will provide a glimpse of what the future might hold.
Matthew Sexton was educated at Southampton University and gained a BSc in Aeronautics and Astronautics fo
An Overview of Hybrid Aircraft and the Airlander - Combining the Best of Aerodynamic and Aerostatic Lift
The RAeS is excited to bring you the Aero ‘Pub’ Quiz 2014 - 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!
Adventures of an Aerospace Journalist
Isle of Wight Branch
This Flight Test Lecture will be delivered by Peter Kosogorin, Project Test Pilot, Military Air Information and Information, BAE Systems.
Dame DeAnne will give her assessment of Britain's current economic situation: is the recovery sustainable or is it just a temporary bounceback from the recession, propped up by unnaturally low interest rates and threatened by the outcome of the Scottish referendum, the election next May and the possible vote in 2017 on leaving the EU?
FAA Yeovilton Branch
Boscombe Down Branch
This lecture is being organised by the RAeS Space Group.
Join us for the 2014 Young Persons Lecture and Medals & Awards Evening. Steve Fenwick, Head of Full Size Car CFD, Lotus F1 will be giving the lecture following the presentation of the Young Persons' Medals & Awards.
The 2014 Women in Aviation and Aerospace conference will focus on professional development and mentoring.
‘Airbus A400M Flight Test Programme’
Anthony Flynn – Test Pilot, Airbus Defence & Space
The Derby Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society is pleased to announce a new and additional lecture to our previously publicised lecture programme for 2014/15. NASA Glenn Research Center Director, James Free, will be visiting Rolls-Royce Derby on Thursday 20th November and has kindly agreed to present an evening lecture to the Branch on the history of research at the Glenn Facility. Please see attached further details and poster for the lecture.
There is no pre-registration for this event
This Named Lecture honours Major Kenneth Beaumont CBE, DSO, MA (Oxon), AFRAeS. Beaumont was the UK’s most prominent name in air law in his age, after starting as technical advisor to Imperial Airways in the mid-1920s. For many years his firm, Beaumont and Son, was one of the leading aviation practices in the world. He was also a founding editor of Shawcross and Beaumont on Air Law, which was first published in 1945 and remains the leading textbook to this day.
Air Marshall Cliff Spink will describe his experiences when flying veteran aircraft including Supermarine Spitfires and Mescherschmidt ME109 fighters.
Belgian Air Force Operations in Libya
In late 1945 the Royal Aircraft Establishment hosted displays of German and British aircraft and equipment. It was the first opportunity that many people had to see - in detail and up close - a wide range of aircraft that until recently had been either closely guarded, or cause for alarm.
This year important changes are happening which will have a direct effect on light aircraft design in the UK. The CAA has launched its new General Aviation Unit. The ambitious plans for the new Unit will be presented. Also the collaboration between the RAeS GA Group and the CAA to create new regulations covering proof-of-concept experimental flying is coming to fruition and will be explained.
Now in its 7th year, the RAeS Aerospace & Aviation Book Fair offers a great opportunity for both aviation enthusiasts and those with a general interest to come, browse and buy from a wide selection of aviation books and publications from a fantastic range of industry publishers.
The objectives of this conference are to examine the recent advances made in the design and use of this class of devices and to identify specific areas of simulation design and data provisioning that requires future enhancement so that further training capabilities and fidelity can be realised.
Capt Richard De Crespigny discusses his experiences at this HQ lecture.
This joint lecture in collaboration with the IMechE will cover the early development of the engine from 1960 to 1980 and reveal for the first time the full technical story behind the company going into receivership.
Careers in Aerospace LIVE is the only UK recruitment fair dedicated to aerospace and aviation and unites the Society's close links with industry and those seeking employment in aerospace and aviation. This is a unique opportunity to meet potential employers at the only UK recruitment 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.
The focus of this year's event is on Air Safety over recent years, key trends in technology and flight operations that are likely to drive the future aerospace industry.
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
The new CEO of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, will deliver the 2014 Brabazon Lecture. The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. Born in London on 8 February 1884, J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon became one of British aviation's true pioneers and, in his political career played an important role in the planning of civil aviation for the years following WW2.
Apache Ops in Afghanistan by Maj Simon Wilsey, OC 664 Sqn AAC
This conference aims to bring together the global research aircraft operating community to share lessons and capabilities, as well as future plans for both campaigns and facility improvements. This conference is aimed at all participants in the planning, management and execution of airborne research programmes, both manned and unmanned, and both scientifically and aeronautically oriented.
The Safety Management Symposium aims to provide a series of presentations from various organisations to explain, using relevant examples, the challenges they face when managing complex safety systems.
The Airworthiness & Maintenance Group will be holding a half day workshop on Thursday 30 October and will focus on the growing trend towards Hourly Usage Agreements between aircraft operators and service providers.
This conference aims to explore the current and future capabilities of platforms and weapon systems. This event is classified and open to UK nationals only.
“Antarctic Helicopter Operations”
Lt Cdr Lee Evans
This lecture will be given by Dr Volker Damann, Head of the Space Medicine Office at the European Space Agency.
Following on from two previous related events, the aim of this workshop will be to initiate a process that delivers an industry-wide approach towards achieving Maintenance Credits and will focus on two areas in particular:
• Data interoperability standards
• Early engagement with regulatory bodies when introducing new IVHM technologies
Related areas including the process of achieving maintenance credits, the required evidence base and regulatory hurdles will also be considered.
Jet Age Museum
Meteor Park, Cheltenham Road East,
Gloucester. GL2 9QL
18:30 for Museum 19:30 for Lecture
The aim of this conference is to assess how aviation's impact on the environment can be reduced. The latest low carbon propulsion and fuel options for aviation will be reviewed and key questions will be addressed.
Sir Peter will draw on his experience of the 2010 SDSR and of the development and publication of the 2012 White Paper, “National Security Through Technology” as well as his involvement In the Defence Growth Partnership, to reflect on what industry should expect – and seek – in the 2015 SDSR.
The development and engineering behind Project Bloodhound
‘A year with the Red Arrows’
Wing Commander Ross Priday - Previously Senior Engineering Officer, Red Arrows
David Owens will describe how Airbus is training flight crews for resilience.
28th Sir Henry Tizard Event
“F-35 Flight Testing”
Wg Cdr Jim Schofield
Ticketed Event Only
Allan Robb will explain some of the innovative ways that have enabled NATS to deliver tangible improvements to safety, capacity, value and environmental impact of Air Traffic Control. These will include deploying systems that provide more strategic control of aircraft which will eventually move to the point where an aircraft has a four-dimensional clearance from take-off to landing, how they are helping aircraft reduce their CO2 output and what they are doing to mitigate the effect of wind farm
The Conference will examine future opportunities and challenges, novel and contentious solutions, and the potential benefits of pushing the boundaries further. It will ask questions and seek solutions.
The 4th Aircraft Structural Design Conference is hosted by Queen’s University Belfast which is internationally recognised as a leading university devoted to teaching and research in engineering with particular expertise in aeronautical engineering. Please visit www.aerosociety.com for more information on the venue and host city.
I Used to be an RAeS Branch Chairman – So What Happened Next ? by Gp Capt Andy Tait
The Cierva Lecture is named after Juan de la Cierva, FRAeS, an aeronautical engineer who pioneered rotary flight. In 1926 with the backing of the Weir brothers he formed the Cierva Autogiro Company and it was his development of rotor blade design and articulated rotor blades, which played a major role in the first successful helicopter in 1936.
The need to attract, inspire, recruit and train new staff on a sustainable basis has long been recognised by the aviation and aerospace sectors. New opportunities and pathways are now becoming available that will enable the industry to start filling the “skills gap”. The Society's second annual Education and Skills Conference will look at how various organisations and industry partners are working together to address skills needs for the aerospace and aviation sector, from engaging with and trai
This workshop will bring RPAS civil, government and military operators, regulators, RPAS manufacturers and technology developers together to better understand and discuss the "detect and avoid" challenge.
The Brussels Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society invites you to attend a talk by Major General Albert Husniaux, NATO's Chief Scientist, at EUROCONTROL's Headquarters on 23 September 2014 at 18h00.
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.
This event is fully booked and a waiting list is being held in case of cancellations.
The 2014 Conference on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 September at the Society’s Headquarters in London will examine the work undertaken by the International Pilot Training Consortium (IPTC) and seek to determine what further work is required and under what auspices it should be conducted
This event has been CANCELLED.
Glouc & Chelt Branch
Professor Frédéric DEHAIS will describe the research on pilot behaviour carried out in the university ISAE-SUPAERO using their own built flight simulator and neurological measuring equipment.
Lincoln WWI Aviation Engineering by Peter Robinson
This penultimate lecture of 2014 explores the story of how cutaways started over a hundred years ago and how the cutaway artwork evolved into the cutaway of today.
The Airlander combines the best of aeroplanes, helicopters, hovercraft and airship design to produce the largest, and one of the greenest and most innovative aircraft presently available.
The European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF) is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft
community’s calendar, bringing together manufacturers, research centres, academia,
operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design,
manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft.
The Lanchester Lecture was set up to honour Frederick William Lanchester, HonFRAeS, Britain’s first great aerodynamicist. He is best known for designing and building the first British petrol driven four wheeled motor car (in 1895) and for his work on the theory of fl ight and design of aircraft. Lanchester’s work on stability was fundamental to aviation and he formulated the first comprehensive theory of lift and drag.
The 2014 Royal Aeronautical Society Biennial Applied Aerodynamics Research Conference will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of aspects of the advanced aero concepts, design and operations, covering both the research and the applications.
This event will bring a panel of senior figures working in aviation together to discuss diversity in the industry, with a particular focus on the role of women and the challenges they face developing their career.
A popular and glamorous reception at the Society's outstanding Mayfair venue taking place during the Farnborough Air Show week. Please note, attendance at this event is strictly by invitation.
This RAeS Named Lecture was established in 1990 to honour Sir Thomas Sopwith CBE, Hon FRAeS. In the years prior to World War I, Sopwith became England’s premier aviator and established the first authoritative test pilot school in the world. He also founded England’s first major flight school. Between 1912 and 1920 Sopwith’s Company produced over 16,000 aircraft of 60 types.
This conference will focus on automation in modern complex helicopters engaged in offshore operations world-wide, and the underlying design, operational and training issues. The Royal Aeronautical Society, as an independent body with a wide spectrum of aeronautical disciplines is uniquely placed to bring interested parties together to discuss and influence ways in which helicopter design, operation and training can be further improved to increase operational effectiveness, while raising the bar
The Air Law Annual Summer Reception will take place on Wednesday 2nd July 2014. Tickets cost £30.00 + VAT.
By July 2015 all EU traders must sign up to consumer ADR systems to handle consumer complaints. A pan-EU framework of consumer ADR entities is being created. There are major implications for all business sectors over choice and design of new frameworks, and ADR entities and ombudsmen.
Inaugural Gerhard Sedlmayr Lecture to honour the achievements of this German aviation pioneer (1891-1952). He dedicated his life to the design and manufacture of aircraft safety equipmant -
A perspective on the new DE&S entity, implementation plans and how industry might be affected.
Toulouse Branch - Informal Annual Dinner held at Chateau de Larroque 40 km West of Toulouse airport - www.ChateauLarroque.fr
Autonomous Unmanned Air Systems in Civil Airspace
Book launch of "From Lysander to Lightning: Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer" to be hosted by the Yeovil Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
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.
Branch lecture: Unmanned Cargo Resupply - Dream or Reality?
This lecture is being organised by the Space Specialist Group.
History of the Hawk (1st flight 40th anniversary)
A perspective from BALPA on managing the future pilot shortage.
Remotely pilot aircraft are still not yet a feature of everyday life however the numbers in use is growing rapidly and the range of operations that they support is increasing. This conference will provide an essential understanding of the factors which are supporting the proliferation of civil use as well as providing clear insights into the regulatory and other constraints in place to ensure public safety and privacy.
This lecture by the Historical Group will cover the introduction of the jet aircraft into RAF service, the challenges and the significant contribution made by Sir Frank Whittle.
The Edwin a Link Lecture was established in 2007 to honour Edwin a Link, the distinguished pioneer of synthetic training.
The aim of this flight simulation conference is to discuss the challenges associated with keeping flight simulators current and capable from both a concurrency and technological aspect. This applies to military and civil flight simulators across the fixed wing and rotary wing communities and includes full flight simulators as well as lower level devices.
This Air Power group lecture will see Air Commodore David Best outline the incredible breadth of roles which airpower plays in the Afghan campaign.
This lecture will be hosted by the Flight Test Group.
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.
Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk in which
Mr Roger Smith, curator at Stow Maries Aerodrome, the only surviving World War I aerodrome which is being refurbished and has been opened as a museum will talk about Britain's Air Defences in World War I.
Lecture given by Tony Edwards BSc MBA CEng FRAeS – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
Toulouse Branch - History of Martin-Baker Ejection Seats given by Steve ROBERTS of Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd, held at Airbus SAS/HQ 3km from Toulouse airport.
This conference looks to address the concern that Europe has insufficient capability to prove future Weapon Systems.
AGM at 6:15 pm followed by:
QUEEN ELIZABETH - The UK’s Super Carrier
The transformation from engineering project to operational ship
AGM followed by lecture (subject to be announced).
Selection of first flight films inc Canberra, P1, TSR2, MRCA, Hawk & EFA
This lecture will be given by Dr Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist and Jim Adams, Deputy Technologist at NASA, and will explore the future of human space exploration.
Branch Lecture: The SABRE dual cycle rocket engine and its applications
Practical Rocket Engineering: Taking a Hobby to the Extreme by Dr. Russ Strand and RAeS Stevenage Branch AGM
Dr Thomas Enders will give the 50th Sir Henry Royce lecture. Refreshments will be available from 5pm with the lecture starting at 6pm. Please arrive early as capacity is limited.
The General Aviation Lecture will be held on 6th May 2014 by Roger 'Dodge' Bailey, Chief Pilot of The Shuttleworth Collection. He will discuss how the collection prepares modern pilots to fly it's aeroplanes.
The ESC invites interested parties to join a special seminar at RAeS HQ on Wednesday 30 April 2014 which will see the launch of the committee’s new Work Programme.
At the RAeS inaugural Education and Skills Conference there was a wide recognition of the shortage, both current and forecast, of sufficient personnel with the right skills, and of the need to build more effective links between the education sector (universities, colleges, and schools) and the aviation and aerospace industries. Th
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.
This Aerodynamics Group Lecture will highlight the findings from a survey paper on railway train aerodynamics by Prof. Chris Baker of Birmingham University.
Christchurch Branch AGM and Special Lecture
NOTE: This is a venue change from the previous Llantrisant location.
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 and has become an important fixture in the aerospace calendar, providing inspirational careers information and advice and a chance to hear from early careers and experienced professionals about career opportunities and pathways in aerospace and aviation.
Toulouse Branch - Lecture - Speaker to be confirmed
‘Motion in Flight Simulation: How realistic and important is it?’
The annual Young Person's Lecture Competition hosted by the Yeovil Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Mr Geoff Connelly will discus the factors affecting safe operation of helicopters, with particular reference to the North Sea.
Christchurch Branch - The work of the Network Rail Air Operations Unit
Authorised Medical Examiner and private pilot, Dr Mike Timmons provides an interesting take on aviation medicine and throws light on many misconceptions.
Note that this lecture will take place after the Branch AGM.
16th Sir George Dowty Lecture & Dinner – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
In only four years from his first involvement with aviation in 1910, Cecil Howard Pixton established himself as a leading British pioneer aviator.
New Zealand Division 29th annual symposium
New Zealand Division annual symposium
Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford presents '21st Century Air Power'
RAeS Stevenage Branch Leslie Bedford Lecture and Dinner on behalf of RAeS HQ.
60th Sir George Cayley Lecture - Brough Branch
This lecture will consider the UK SAR Capability 2015 and Beyond. Back in 2009, the move by UK Government to devolve responsibility for the whole UK aeronautical search and rescue service to a single commercial helicopter operator was a controversial decision.
Boscombe Down Branch AGM and Evening Lecture.
Additional April Lecture.
RAeS MANCHESTER BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MINI LECTURE COMPETITION
WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL 2014 18.00 AT UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Cranfield Branch Lecture
Preceded by Branch AGM at 16.00 in the Boardroom, B83, Cranfield University
This UAS workshop aims to provide the aerospace and manned aviation community the opportunity to understand current legislation and business development scenarios in the world of small UAS.
Calling all aviation enthusiasts to take part in AeroChallenge 2014! If you can answer questions on topics such as Space Flight, Airport Operations or the Red Arrows, 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.
Christchurch Branch - Farnborough Air Sciences Trust by David Wilson
This lecture by Wg Cdr Jim Schofield, the sole UK Military Test Pilot of the F-35 Lightning project will outline his experiences between 2011 and 2013.
RAeS Stevenage Branch's Annual Young Person's Lecture Competition.
Lecture given by Adrian Allen OBE FRAeS – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
FAA Yeopvilton Branch
Boscombe Down Branch Lunchtime Lecture
This Flight Operations Group Conference is the 3rd in a series of 3 conferences about preparing the aircraft commander for the 21st century. This conference explores the vital task of making consistently sound decisions based upon effective leadership and the efficient management of resources, crew and communications, as well as knowing how to avoid pitfalls associated with unrealistic expectations of aircraft performance or crew competencies.
This lecture will be given by Sir Martin Sweeting from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
An insight into the operation and function of the Royal Navy Historic Flight
Chadwick Lecture and Dinner.
The Roy Chadwick Memorial Lecture
‘Early Gestation of the A400M at Woodford and Filton’
By Group CaptainDerek Empson
Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 7pm. The Lecture is free for all at the Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, SK7 1RJ.
The Chadwick Dinner will follow the lecture. To register for the Dinner please send a cheque for £30 made out to the RAeS Manchester Branch to our Treasurer, Allan Shimmin, C Eng MRAeS, 16 Winnington Road, Marple, SK6 6PD tog
Air Cdre Norman Bonnor will discuss Britain's Airborne Early Warning systems.
Lecture given by Dr Michael Pryce – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
Jean Pinet, former Airbus Test Pilot & Head of Aeroformation/Airbus Training.
The Tony Lucking memorial debate will see representatives from Gatwick Airport Ltd, Heathrow Airport Ltd, the Heathrow Hub and for the Thames Estuary option engaging in a debate about the options for future runway capacity in London and the South East.
Cambridge Branch Young Person's Lecture Competition
An assessment of the strategic security context over the next 20 years, the policy options for meeting that context, and the Armed Forces Capability implications.
Joint meeting with IMechE and University of Surrey:
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Hatfield Branch - The final of the University student lecture competition.
Christchurch Branch - "Early flight testing of the F35B, the STOVL variant of Joint Strike Fighter" by former BAE Systems Test Pilot Graham Tomlinson.
An RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Design and Development of the Eurofighter Typhoon' is presented by AVM Alan Merriman FRAeS.
Boscombe Down Branch Evening Lecture.
D F McIntyre's son Dougal McIntyre reflecta on his father's epic flight over Everest more than 80 years ago in 1933. He is joined by Scotsman journalist George Kerevan who was involved in a commemorative recreation of the flight in a Jetstream 41 in 2013.
The rapid changes in technology as well as commerical and environmental pressures in Air Traffic Management will be discussed. Dr Roberts will also explore how these may impact on the human element of air traffic control and the implications this may have on safety.
The conference will take the form of a ‘Grand Round’ in which clinical cases and subject areas in which there either present new challenges/dilemmas for the aerospace medicine community or in which advances in medical knowledge and treatment have changed the management in the context of flying.
This first historical lecture of 2014 leads neatly on from the last lecture of 2013, as it picks up the story of the RA F in the immediate post-war years.
Branch young persons lecture competition to win the Joe Morrall Award and qualification for the NE Rowe Award HQ competition.
Joint event with AIAA Student Branch
Rolls-Royce Future Projects
The annual Henson & Stringfellow Lecture and Dinner, hosted by the Yeovil Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society is a key social and networking event of the Yeovil lecture season. It is a black tie event attracting over 200 guests drawn from all sectors of the aerospace community. The 2014 presentation is titled "Bristow and the AW189 - A perfect Partnership", which shall focus on the recent relationship between AgustaWestland and Bristow Helicopters, a launch customer of the new AW189.
Superfighters at Warton
A lecture by Tony Wilson of BAe Systems. 7.00 pm 19th February in the Newton Building at University of Salford.
Mr Chris Perkins will talk about his experiences over many years in setting up helicopter operations for VIPs. Helicopter travel is frequently involved in ferrying senior Royals and Politicians about the country, often landing and taking off from locations that are not normally airfields.
A lecture given by Lt A J Thompson RN, Royal Navy Display Team ‘Black Cats’ – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
Toulouse Branch Annual Rolls-Royce Student Mini-Lecture Competition -
3 students give 20 minutes lectures followed by a speaker from Rolls-Royce PLC
The winning speaker will then be presented with a fan blade trophy to be kept for one year.
All three contestants received cheques for €100 and are offered a return ticket to the UK to visit the RAeS and/or Rolls-Royce. Held in the Symposium room Airbus SAS/HQ 3km from Toulouse Airport.
Washington DC Branch
"The F-35 Lightning II Programme".
The lecture will describe this remarkable aircraft, F-35 Lightning II, it’s capabilities and how the UK is introducing this capability into service.
Lecture starts at 18:00
Reception at 19:30
No Booking Required. Free Entry for all.
Geoff Wilde lecture - In Service with the Trent 1000
RAeS MANCHESTER BRANCH VISIT
AIRCELLE at BURNLEY-PART OF THE SAFRAN GROUP
WEDNESDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2014
An RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Skylon Space Plane' is presented by Alan Bond (CEO Reaction Engines Ltd).
This talk about Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems will cover how the system has evolved from its original concept in the early 1950s to its current day operations. Including lessons learnt from recent mid-air collisions and how system enhancements have been introduced to avoid reoccurrence. With traffic in European airspace predicted to grow by at least 20% by the end of the decade, the talk will also discuss what system evolutions are planned to ensure the continued safety of commer
Jim Hood recounts a little known wartime incident involving an aircraft carrier in the Firth of Clyde.
A briefing on the CAA's role in Europe including its work with EASA, the Single European Sky developments and passenger rights legislation.
Mr. Mike Male,
Managing Director of MicroNav Ltd.
This seminar will provide a timely consideration of how well the current convention has fared the test of time, the lessons and shortcomings exposed by subsequent events, and the revision to it proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, which is the subject of an international diplomatic conference to be held in the spring of 2014.
A one day seminar looking at key projects and topics covering both civil and military aerospace.
We welcome Steven Carroll and Stuart Justice from BAE Systems to describe the design and construction of the Royal Navy’s next generation aircraft carriers.
Gloucester & Cheltenham Branch
THE SCHNEIDER TROPHY CONTEST 1913 - 1931
Lecture given by Mike Marsden
Harriers Secret of Success A lecture by Dr Thurai Rahulan of University of Salford. 20 January 2013 7pm for 8pm at Ringways Restaurant, Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport. . (arrive in the Runways Visitors Park (previously called the Aviation Viewing Park) AFTER 7pm to avoid the usual parking charge and state RAeS visitor on the door.) Our annual joint meeting with the Aviation Society
Tim Rayner will describe the restoration of Bucker Jungman, G-CGTX which is currently airworthy near Edinburgh. He will also discuss the construction of the Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter replica at the Royal Scottish Museum of Flight at East Fortune.
Development of Landing Gear Concepts
The blurring of borders between military & commercial aerospace research
in the context of a global economy
This Weapon Systems lecture will identify the challenges faced by the community in ensuring armed forces are able to deploy air platforms at short notice into complex threat environments given current fiscal constraints.
Cranfield Branch Lecture
'Aircraft Flammability Reduction Measures' is presented by David McCubbine, MRAeS.
Toulouse Branch - The Airbus A350 Engineering Development & Flight Test Programme will be described by Gordon McCONNELL, Chief Engineer Airbus A350 XWB and Peter CHANDLER, Airbus Chief Test Pilot. The RAeS President Mrs Jenny BODY will come from London. Joint meeting with the 3AF - groupe régional Midi-Pyrénées.
Due to over 300 registrations moved to the Radisson Blu Toulouse Airport Hotel 2 rue Dieudonné Costes, 31700 Blagnac, which is a 5 minute walk from the Toulouse airport terminal.
Boscombe Down branch evening lecture.
70th Anniversary of the Empire Test Pilots’ School
(Past, current and future activities)
Gloucester & Cheltenham Branch
ALEX HENSHAW THE GOLDEN AGE OF FLYING
Lecture given by Tony Edwards BSc MBA CEng FRAeS
The Landing Gear System is one of the most important systems on any aeroplane. With the consequences of failure being, at the least, very expensive, a landing gear system must be extremely reliable and safe, but also incur minimum cost to the operator, which demands light weight and minimal maintenance.
This lecture will cover design processes involved in defining new Landing Gear, with the A380 development as an example.
Held at the Symposium room Airbus SAS/HQ, 3km from Toulouse Airport.
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
Medway Branch - Due to the incapacity of Mr Chris Perkins, the Medway Branch is bringing forward the talk by Mr Dick Collinson on Bomber Command originally scheduled for February 2014.