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D F McIntyre's son Dougal McIntyre reflecta on his father's epic flight over Everest more than 80 years ago in 1933. He is joined by Scotsman journalist George Kerevan who was involved in a commemorative recreation of the flight in a Jetstream 41 in 2013.
Boscombe Down Branch Evening Lecture.
An RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Design and Development of the Eurofighter Typhoon' is presented by AVM Alan Merriman FRAeS.
Hatfield Branch - The final of the University student lecture competition.
Christchurch Branch - "Early flight testing of the F35B, the STOVL variant of Joint Strike Fighter" by former BAE Systems Test Pilot Graham Tomlinson.
Joint meeting with IMechE and University of Surrey:
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Cambridge Branch Young Person's Lecture Competition
An assessment of the strategic security context over the next 20 years, the policy options for meeting that context, and the Armed Forces Capability implications.
The Tony Lucking debate will see representatives from Gatwick Airport Ltd, Heathrow Airport Ltd, the Heathrow Hub and for the Thames Estuary option engaging in a debate about the options for future runway capacity in London and the South East.
Jean Pinet, former Airbus Test Pilot & Head of Aeroformation/Airbus Training.
Lecture given by Dr Michael Pryce – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
Chadwick Lecture and Dinner.
The Roy Chadwick Memorial Lecture
‘Early Gestation of the A400M at Woodford and Filton’
By Group CaptainDerek Empson
Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 7pm. The Lecture is free for all at the Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, SK7 1RJ.
The Chadwick Dinner will follow the lecture. To register for the Dinner please send a cheque for £30 made out to the RAeS Manchester Branch to our Treasurer, Allan Shimmin, C Eng MRAeS, 16 Winnington Road, Marple, SK6 6PD tog
Air Cdre Norman Bonnor will discuss Britain's Airborne Early Warning systems.
An insight into the operation of a Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer.
Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Cosford Branch
This lecture will be given by Sir Martin Sweeting from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
This Flight Operations Group Conference is the 3rd in a series of 3 conferences about preparing the aircraft commander for the 21st century. This conference explores the vital task of making consistently sound decisions based upon effective leadership and the efficient management of resources, crew and communications, as well as knowing how to avoid pitfalls associated with unrealistic expectations of aircraft performance or crew competencies.
Boscombe Down Branch Lunchtime Lecture
FAA Yeopvilton Branch
Lecture given by Adrian Allen OBE FRAeS – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
RAeS Stevenage Branch's Annual Young Person's Lecture Competition.
This lecture by Wg Cdr Jim Schofield, the sole UK Military Test Pilot of the F-35 Lightning project will outline his experiences between 2011 and 2013.
Christchurch Branch - Farnborough Air Sciences Trust by David Wilson
Calling all aviation enthusiasts to take part in AeroChallenge 2014! If you can answer questions on topics such as Space Flight, Airport Operations or the Red Arrows, this annual event - organised by the Young Persons Committee of the Royal Aeronautical Society - is the perfect opportunity to show off your aero knowledge and as well as test your practical skills.
This UAS workshop aims to provide the aerospace and manned aviation community the opportunity to understand current legislation and business development scenarios in the world of small UAS.
Cranfield Branch Lecture
Preceded by Branch AGM at 16.00 in the Boardroom, B83, Cranfield University
Additional April Lecture.
Boscombe Down Branch AGM and Evening Lecture.
Alan Bristow Memorial Lecture: UK SAR Capability 2015 and Beyond
Back in 2009, the move by UK Government to devolve responsibility for the whole UK aeronautical search and rescue service to a single commercial helicopter operator was a controversial decision.
60th Sir George Cayley Lecture - Brough Branch
RAeS Stevenage Branch Leslie Bedford Lecture and Dinner on behalf of RAeS HQ.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford presents '21st Century Air Power'
In only four years from his first involvement with aviation in 1910, Cecil Howard Pixton established himself as a leading British pioneer aviator.
16th Sir George Dowty Lecture & Dinner – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
Authorised Medical Examiner and private pilot, Dr Mike Timmons provides an interesting take on aviation medicine and throws light on many misconceptions.
Note that this lecture will take place after the Branch AGM.
Mr Geoff Connelly will discus the factors affecting safe operation of helicopters, with particular reference to the North Sea.
Christchurch Branch - The work of the Network Rail Air Operations Unit
The annual Young Person's Lecture Competition hosted by the Yeovil Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
‘Motion in Flight Simulation: How realistic and important is it?’
Toulouse Branch - Lecture - Speaker to be confirmed
Christchurch Branch AGM and Special Lecture
This Aerodynamics Group Lecture will highlight the findings from a survey paper on railway train aerodynamics by Prof. Chris Baker of Birmingham University.
Established in 1963, this Named Lecture is run alternately with Cranfield. It honours Sir Frederick Handley Page CBE, HonFRAeS, in recognition of his many contributions to aviation, and in particular to safety and reliability in air transportation. After WW2 he was instrumental in setting up the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield, where he was a Governor up to the time of his death.
FAA Yeovilton Branch
Practical Rocket Engineering: Taking a Hobby to the Extreme by Dr. Russ Strand and RAeS Stevenage Branch AGM
Branch Lecture: The SABRE dual cycle rocket engine and its applications
AGM followed by lecture (subject to be announced).
AGM at 6:15 pm followed by:
QUEEN ELIZABETH - The UK’s Super Carrier
The transformation from engineering project to operational ship
Trials are costly, complex in nature, involve national interests and have environmental and safety implications. Weapon Systems are becoming difficult to test within domestic range constraints due to their greater reach. A dependency on foreign ranges has developed which raises issues of export control, arms trading restrictions, exposure of key technologies and uncertainty of programme execution. Can European range capability rise to the challenge of supporting future European Weapons Systems p
Toulouse Branch - History of Martin-Baker Ejection Seats given by Steve ROBERTS of Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd, held at Airbus SAS/HQ 3km from Toulouse airport.
Lecture given by Tony Edwards BSc MBA CEng FRAeS – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk in which
Mr Roger Smith, curator at Stow Maries Aerodrome, the only surviving World War I aerodrome which is being refurbished and has been opened as a museum will talk about Britain's Air Defences in World War I.
The Royal Aeronautical Society Annual Banquet is a key social and networking event attracting over 500 guests drawn from all sectors of the aerospace community.
The aim of this flight simulation conference is to discuss the challenges associated with keeping flight simulators current and capable from both a concurrency and technological aspect. This applies to military and civil flight simulators across the fixed wing and rotary wing communities and includes full flight simulators as well as lower level devices.
The Edwin a Link Lecture was established in 2007 to honour Edwin a Link, the distinguished pioneer of synthetic training.
Save the date for this Historical Lecture and more information will be available soon. All RAeS lectures are free to attend and we welcome both Members and Non-members.
This Annual Conference will continue the tradition of gathering together the people that shape industry both in the UK and abroad to share their thoughts, their perspectives and their visions for one of the world’s fastest growing industries – Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
A perspective from BALPA on managing the future pilot shortage.
Branch lecture: Unmanned Kmax Lift and Shift in the battlefield
An enjoyable day out for golfers of all levels, the Royal Aeronautical Society Golf Day is ideal for networking in a relaxed and informal setting.
Book launch of "From Lysander to Lightning: Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer" to be hosted by the Yeovil Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Autonomous Unmanned Air Systems in Civil Airspace
Toulouse Branch - Informal Annual Dinner held at Chateau de Larroque 40 km West of Toulouse airport - www.ChateauLarroque.fr
A perspective on the new DE&S entity, implementation plans and how industry might be affected.
Inaugural Gerhard Sedlmayr lecture to honour the achievments of this German aviation pioneer (1891-1952). He dedicated his life to the design and manufacture of aircraft safety equipmant -
Air Law's Annual Summer Lecture will take place at Royal Aeronautical Society will take place on Wednesday 2nd July 2014.
The Air Law Annual Summer Reception will take place on Wednesday 2nd July 2014.
More details will be available soon.
This conference will focus on automation in modern complex helicopters engaged in offshore operations world-wide, and the underlying design, operational and training issues. The Royal Aeronautical Society, as an independent body with a wide spectrum of aeronautical disciplines is uniquely placed to bring interested parties together to discuss and influence ways in which helicopter design, operation and training can be further improved to increase operational effectiveness, while raising the bar
This RAeS Named Lecture was established in 1990 to honour Sir Thomas Sopwith CBE, Hon FRAeS. In the years prior to World War I, Sopwith became England’s premier aviator and established the first authoritative test pilot school in the world. He also founded England’s first major flight school. Between 1912 and 1920 Sopwith’s Company produced over 16,000 aircraft of 60 types.
The 2014 Royal Aeronautical Society Biennial Applied Aerodynamics Research Conference will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of aspects of the advanced aero concepts, design and operations, covering both the research and the applications.
The Lanchester Lecture was set up to honour Frederick William Lanchester, HonFRAeS, Britain’s first great aerodynamicist. He is best known for designing and building the first British petrol driven four wheeled motor car (in 1895) and for his work on the theory of fl ight and design of aircraft. Lanchester’s work on stability was fundamental to aviation and he formulated the first comprehensive theory of lift and drag.
The European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF) is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft
community’s calendar, bringing together manufacturers, research centres, academia,
operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design,
manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft.
This Forum will be the 40th in a series of meetings, which take place annually across Europe, rotating around the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia. The firs
The 2014 Conference on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 September at the Society’s Headquarters in London will examine the work undertaken by the International Pilot Training Consortium (IPTC) and seek to determine what further work is required and under what auspices it should be conducted
In this Briefing Air Marshal Garwood will talk about developments in UK military air safety and regulation.
The 4th Aircraft Structural Design Conference is hosted by Queen’s University Belfast which is internationally recognised as a leading university devoted to teaching and research in engineering with particular expertise in aeronautical engineering. Please visit www.aerosociety.com for more information on the venue and host city.
Those in the space sector have seen significant change, and the pace of change will continue to require flexibility and breadth of vision. The Conference will examine future opportunities and challenges, novel and contentious solutions, and the potential benefits of pushing the boundaries further.
This lecture is being organised by the Aerospace Medicine Group.
A perspective from Sir Peter Luff MP on industry and SDSR 2015.
The Annual Greener by Design Conference will bring together the people that shape the aviation industry and the environmental agenda, both in the UK and abroad, to share their perspectives and visions, showcase technological developments and debate contentious issues and possible solutions.
Further information will be released for this conference shortly.
The conference will address the recent significant advances in the capability and use of lower level (than Level D FFS) Flight Simulation Training Devices across the civil, military, fixed and rotary wing training communities.
This Named Lecture honours Major Kenneth Beaumont CBE, DSO, MA (Oxon), AFRAeS. Beaumont was the UK’s most prominent name in air law in his age, after starting as technical advisor to Imperial Airways in the mid-1920s. For many years his firm, Beaumont and Son, was one of the leading aviation practices in the world. He was also a founding editor of Shawcross and Beaumont on Air Law, which was first published in 1945 and remains the leading textbook to this day.
More information will be published for this conference shortly.
A briefing on the outlook for the British Economy.
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