Handley Page Lecture 2017

11 October 2017

No.4 Hamilton Place, London

Lecture

18:00 - 20:00 

The lecture will be a view from my perspective including my contribution to the design, development, production and certification of these aircraft. There will be a review of the early NASA  and Ryan aircraft company projects to make a flying jeep (the Fleep) using Francis Rogallo’s wing, the development of the Rogallo wing through hang gliding and the experiments to add power to them. There will be a description of the foot launched, chainsaw engine powered, canard aircraft I designed built and flew as my final year project in Industrial Design at Lanchester Polytechnic. I will discuss the shortcomings of the high thrustline airframe mounted power unit and my contribution in designing and flying a “prone trike” which I flew in the first world microlight championships 1985. In 1987 I joined Pegasus aviation ( now P&M) as their designer/test pilot, now technical director. I have been responsible for the Pegasus Quasar, Quantum, Quik, PulsR and the latest Hypertrike totalling some 4000 aircraft sold in 34 different countries.

Speaker Details

Dr Bill Brooks FRAeS, Technical Director, P&M Aviation

Location Details

No.4 Hamilton Place, London

Royal Aeronautical Society HQ

No.4 Hamilton Place

London

W1J 7BQ