Specialist Papers

A Specialist Paper is a formal statement of position or view on a given specialist subject(s), often as a result of research or other activities from the Society's Specialist Groups.

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RAeS STATEMENT ABOUT GUSTAVE WHITEHEAD
An RAeS statement regarding claims that Gustave Whitehead successfully flew an aeroplane before the Wright brothers
Michael Oakey, RAeS Historical Group

RAeS STATEMENT ABOUT SPACE DEBRIS IN RESPONSE TO GRAVITY - THE MOVIE
Pat Norris, FRAeS, RAeS Space Group

SMOKE, FIRE AND FUMES IN TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT PART 1 - REFERENCE 
Second Edition 2013

SMOKE, FIRE AND FUMES IN TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT PART 2 - TRAINING 

First Edition 2014

Part 1: Reference

RAeS Flight Operations Group
A presentation was made on this paper on 12 July 2013 at the RAeS, for more details please click here

Part 2: Training
RAeS Flight Operations Group

DEFINITION OF A ROTORCRAFT
Jeremy Graham, MRAeS, Chairman, RAeS Rotorcraft Group

LESSONS OFFERED FROM THE LIBYA AIR CAMPAIGN
RAeS Air Power Group 

AEROPLANE UPSET RECOVERY TRAINING
RAeS Flight Operations Group

THE ALL WEATHER OPERATIONS GUIDE
RAeS Flight Operations Group

SO YOU WANT TO BE A CAPTAIN?
RAeS Flight Operations Group

THE FUTURE FOR WOMEN IN AVIATION AND AEROSPACE
RAeS Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee

THE F-35 LIGHTNING II POTENTIAL MARKET 2007-2030
Prof Keith Hayward, FRAeS, RAeS Head of Research

AEROSPACE AND THE UK DEFENCE INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
Prof Keith Hayward, FRAeS, RAeS Head of Research

THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF LIGHT AIRCRAFT IN THE UK
RAeS General Aviation Group

FRIENDS AND RIVALS: TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE IN THE 21st CENTURY
Prof Keith Hayward, FRAeS, RAeS Head of Research

TRADE DISPUTES IN THE COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY: A BACKGROUND NOTE
Prof Keith Hayward, FRAeS, RAeS Head of Research

THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN AIRLINE TRAINING
RAes Flight Operations Group