In this tick-off lecture of the 2017/18 season of RAeS Heathrow Branch, our speaker will talk about his interest in aviation, his initial involvement in the Bognor Birdman Competition, the design process and where he drew inspiration, the build and then the flight. He will go on to touch on the British Human Powered Flying Club (BHPFC) and then go into his second build and share to the audience what he changed the second time around followed by the second flight attempt (13 August) and where he see for mk3 in the near future.
Samuel Penny is a 28 year old aircraft engineer and has always lived in Sussex, attending the Bognor Birdman
was an annual tradition so seems right that he would eventually have a go. He describes himself as self-confessed nutty professor – as he is always building or making something.
Samuel has always been interested in aviation but only become hands on when he went to Northbrook College, Shoreham after leaving school. He then got in an apprenticeship scheme with Virgin Atlantic Airways, where he worked for a total of 8 years, became a licensed technician, while continues designing and creating projects on his days off. Samuel joined British Airways in 2015 as a Licensed Aircraft Engineer (LAE).
British Airways Waterside Theatre