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A round-up of Society press coverage highlights and mentions from June 2016.

Public Attitudes to Drones Use

The Royal Aeronautical Society published on Thursday 16 June new polling data revealing current public attitudes to drone use in the UK.  Publication of the results received the following coverage:

16 June - Daily Mail - Action urged to ensure drone sector can flourish as industry takes flight

Also covered in i (print only), AOL and extensively in local UK press.


15 June - Get Hampshire - Farnborough Airshow: 'Safety fears' cast doubt over Red Arrows display

Coverage of Aerospace magazine's Insight Blog Farnborough International Airshow 2016 preview.

20 June - Gasco - Advanced Design of Light Aircraft

Promotion of the Society's General Aviation Group 'Advanced Design of Light Aircraft' November 2016 conference.

22 June - Energy FM - Astronaut brings Manx stamps back to earth

Coverage of the Society/Isle of Man Post Office announcement of the limited edition and signed by British ESA Astronaut Major Tim Peak 150th anniversary stamp covers.

Also covered in Isle News.

23 June - The Ross Gazette - Mitcheldean students scoop £5,000 to build a flight simulator

Coverage of the results of the Society's Falcon Initiative flight-simulator design competition finals.

Also covered in The Forester (print only).

23 June - Get Hampshire - 'Bird in a Biplane' Tracey Curtis-Taylor to unveil Farnborough first flight maker

Coverage of the Society's Farnborough Branch monument marking the location of Samuel Cody's maiden British flight.

24 June - Airsoc - 150th Anniversary Message from the Premier of New South Wales

A message of congratulations to the Society from the New South Wales (Australia) premier.

27 June - Daily Mail - Forget the ISS, get ready for the ROS: Russia reveals plans for solo space station

Mention of the Society Space Group lecture given by NASA Administrator Maj. Gen. Charlie Bolden on 18 June 2016.

28 June - Airsoc - Boeing launches second century of aerospace leadership at Farnborough Airshow

Mention of the Boeing and Society's 'Schools Build a Plane' challenge.  Also covered in ADS Advance.

RAeS Policy and Public Affairs
21 June 2016