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The Landing Gear System is one of the most important systems on any aeroplane. With the consequences of failure being, at the least, very expensive, a landing gear system must be extremely reliable and safe, but also incur minimum cost to the operator, which demands light weight and minimal maintenance.
This lecture will cover design processes involved in defining new Landing Gear, with the A380 development as an example.
Held at the Symposium room Airbus SAS/HQ, 3km from Toulouse Airport.
Gloucester & Cheltenham Branch
ALEX HENSHAW THE GOLDEN AGE OF FLYING
Lecture given by Tony Edwards BSc MBA CEng FRAeS
70th Anniversary of the Empire Test Pilots’ School
(Past, current and future activities)
Boscombe Down branch evening lecture.
Cranfield Branch Lecture
Toulouse Branch - The Airbus A350 Engineering Development & Flight Test Programme will be described by Gordon McCONNELL, Chief Engineer Airbus A350 XWB and Peter CHANDLER, Airbus Chief Test Pilot. The RAeS President Mrs Jenny BODY will come from London. Joint meeting with the 3AF - groupe régional Midi-Pyrénées.
Held in the Symposium room Airbus SAS/HQ 3km from Toulouse Airport.
'Aircraft Flammability Reduction Measures' is presented by David McCubbine.
This Weapon Systems lecture will identify the challenges faced by the community in ensuring armed forces are able to deploy air platforms at short notice into complex threat environments given current fiscal constraints.
The blurring of borders between military & commercial aerospace research
in the context of a global economy
Development of Landing Gear Concepts
Tim Rayner will describe the restoration of Bucker Jungman, G-CGTX which is currently airworthy near Edinburgh. He will also discuss the construction of the Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter replica at the Royal Scottish Museum of Flight at East Fortune.
Harriers Secret of Success A lecture by Dr Thurai Rahulan of University of Salford. 20 January 2013 7pm for 8pm at Ringways Restaurant, Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport. . (arrive in the Runways Visitors Park (previously called the Aviation Viewing Park) AFTER 7pm to avoid the usual parking charge and state RAeS visitor on the door.) Our annual joint meeting with the Aviation Society
Gloucester & Cheltenham Branch
THE SCHNEIDER TROPHY CONTEST 1913 - 1931
Lecture given by Mike Marsden
We welcome Steven Carroll and Stuart Justice from BAE Systems to describe the design and construction of the Royal Navy’s next generation aircraft carriers.
A half day seminar looking at key projects and topics covering both civil and military aerospace.
This seminar will provide a timely consideration of how well the current convention has fared the test of time, the lessons and shortcomings exposed by subsequent events, and the revision to it proposed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, which is the subject of an international diplomatic conference to be held in the spring of 2014.
A briefing on the CAA's role in Europe including its work with EASA, the Single European Sky developments and passenger rights legislation.
Jim Hood recounts a little known wartime incident involving an aircraft carrier in the Firth of Clyde.
An RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Skylon Space Plane' is presented by Alan Bond (CEO Reaction Engines Ltd).
The title of this season’s Geoff Wilde lecture is TBC
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.
Toulouse Branch Annual Rolls-Royce Student Mini-Lecture Competition -
3 students give 20 minutes lectures followed by a speaker from Rolls-Royce PLC
The winning speaker will then be presented with a fan blade trophy to be kept for one year.
All three contestants received cheques for €100 and are offered a return ticket to the UK to visit the RAeS and/or Rolls-Royce. Held in the Symposium room Airbus SAS/HQ 3km from Toulouse Airport.
Superfighters at Warton A lecture by Tony Wilson of BAe Systems. 7.00 pm 19th February planned venue Newton Building at University of Salford -to be confirmed -contact Bryan Cowin firstname.lastname@example.orgTel 0161 799 8979/07971 114 420
Dick Collinson is a long standing member of the Medway Branch and a fellow of the Society. He will provide his personal view on the events and strategy of Bomber Command during WW II,
Rolls-Royce Future Projects
Branch young persons lecture competition to win the Joe Morrall Award and qualification for the NE Rowe Award HQ competition.
The conference will take the form of a ‘Grand Round’ in which clinical cases and subject areas in which there either present new challenges/dilemmas for the aerospace medicine community or in which advances in medical knowledge and treatment have changed the management in the context of flying.
The rapid changes in technology as well as commerical and environmental pressures in Air Traffic Management will be discussed. Dr Roberts will also explore how these may impact on the human element of air traffic control and the implications this may have on safety.
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.
An RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Test Flying the Typhoon' is presented by Stuart Reed.
Joint meeting with IMechE and University of Surrey:
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The Chief of the Defence Staff will speak about future challenges faced by the British Armed Forces.
Jean Pinet, former Airbus Test Pilot & Head of Aeroformation/Airbus Training.
Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Cosford Branch
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.
RAeS Stevenage Branch's Annual Young Person's Lecture Competition.
60th Sir George Cayley Lecture - Brough Branch
RAeS Stevenage Branch Leslie Bedford Lecture and Dinner on behalf of RAeS HQ.
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.
‘Motion in Flight Simulation: How realistic and important is it?’
Toulouse Branch - Lecture - Speaker to be confirmed
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.
An RAeS Stevenage Branch AGM and final Lecture of the 2013/2014 season.
Branch Lecture: The SABRE dual cycle rocket engine and its applications
AGM at 6:15 pm followed by:
QUEEN ELIZABETH - The UK’s Super Carrier
The transformation from engineering project to operational ship
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.
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.
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.
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
The 2014 Royal Aeronautical Society Bi-annual 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 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.
A perspective from Peter Luff MP on industry and SDSR 2015.
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