An exclusive video of a lecture from Wing Commander Ken Wallis - aviator and inventor - a real-life 'Q'. [caption id="attachment_8406" align="alignnone" width="403"] Wg Cdr Wallis gave a superb lecture, illustrated with many slides.[/caption] On 9th May 2013 the Royal Aeronautical Society played host to a unique lecture by a 'real life Q' and aviator - Wing Commander Ken Wallis MBE, who gave the Ann Welch named Lecture. Probably best known for designing and flying his autogyros (including doubling for Sean Connery as 007 in 'You Only Live Twice' , Wg Cdr Wallis' life has spanned speedboats, modifying fast cars as well as flying Lysanders and Wellingtons in WW2. His lecture spanned over 100 years of flight - begining with his father's WALLBRO monoplane - built in 1910 it had a steel-tubed design - a extremely far-sighted feature at the time. A fascinating talk by a fascinating inventor and aviator.   (Note lecture cut off near end due to low battery).    

Tim Robinson
26 July 2013