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The Society’s Aerospace & Aviation Careers Event aims to bring together our close links with the industry and those interested in a career in aerospace. This is a unique opportunity to meet potential employers at the only UK careers fair dedicated to the aerospace and aviation community.
Exhibitors from across the industry are available to answer your questions and give you information on their recruitment opportunities.
Boscombe Down Branch
With economic pressures and ever diminishing budgets it is essential to maximise the cost effectiveness of Weapons and Weapon Systems.
Many processes and techniques of cost monitoring and estimating are well established.
This conference seeks to explore predictions of operational effectiveness and system performance are technically more complex, and require a greater emphasis on combinations of mathematical modelling, simulation and trials.
Future airports policy: an exploration of the dilemma facing the Government over how to ensure UK connectivity whilst also addressing the difficult issues to which aviation gives rise
Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Cosford Branch
Sold Out Lecture - Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Designer from SpaceX will present at the Royal Aeroanutical Society on Friday 16th November.
The 2012 conference will continue to provide insight into the utility of computer tools and newly available electronic equipment pertinent to design, address specific aerodynamic, structural and manufacturing issues of concern to the designer, and review business implications for entrepreneurs and SMEs.
The RAeS Aerospace & Aviation Book Fair will offer you the chance to browse and buy aviation books from a wide range of industry experts and exhibitors including the National Aerospace Library. This is a great chance to fill up those Christmas stockings!
Save the date for this Human Powered Aircraft Lecture and more information will be available soon. All RAeS lectures are free to attend and we welcome both Members and Non-members.
Col Andrew Cash, Commander Aviation 16 Air Assault Brigade and Attack Helicopter Force will give this Air Power Group Lecture.
Glouc & Chelt Branch
We regret to inform you that, following the recent ministerial reshuffle, we have had to cancel the Corporate Partner Briefing on 'Growth in Civil Aerospace' which was due to be given by Mark Prisk MP and Marcus Bryson.
This conference aims to indicate the potential advantages, such as lower environmental impact, and the technical challenges of open rotor propulsion from both and aircraft and engine perspective.
Solent Branch: As the RAF’s first Remotely Piloted Air System Squadron, 39 Squadron faced significant challenges in setting up. Wg Cdr Jeffrey OBE, who was the OC of 39 Squadron, looks at those challenges and at the 39 Squadron Mission, as well as some examples of operations and achievements. He also illustrates the capabilities of the UK Reaper: demonstrating how it ‘Saves Lives and Makes a Difference’.
Murray Theatre open at 19:00 for 19:30 start.
It is with regret that we have made the decision to postpone the Aerospace Manufacturing Conference.
This Flight Test Group lecture will be delivered by Paul Mulcahy from the CAA. Further information will be available shortly.
Join us for the 2013 Young Persons Lecture and Awards Evening. The lecture is free to attend and open to all.
Join us for the 2012 Young Persons Conference to network and engage with your peers across the industry. The programme will be available shortly.
The lecture will be proceeded by a book signing, where uniquely, all three authors will be available to sign copies and answer questions.
FAA Yeovilton Branch
The aim of this conference is to bring together developers, researchers, academics and users of simulation technology to share understanding and to appreciate the potential benefits these new technologies can bring across the broad spectrum of simulation.
Under the umbrella of the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) the member states, the European Commission, industry, research establishments, and academia have joined forces to conceptualise the future of aviation. In an attempt to reconcile future industrial competitiveness with environmental issues and sustainability, the key challenges have been presented in the Flightpath 2050, Europe’s Vision for Aviation. One important requirement is to intensify atmosphe
Tony Parasida, Corporate Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company, will provide an insider's view on new approaches to through life sustainment in his lecture entitled 'From Afterthought to Afterburner: The Power of 21st Century Sustainment'.
The programme will be an introduction from our host insurer (QBE), followed by a presentation of the scheme by the Chairman of the Air Law Group and then a talk by Sir David Steel (formerly a Judge of the Commercial Court) and then drinks and light refreshments.
Solent Branch: Commodore Rick Thompson OBE MA CEng MRAeS
British Antarctic Survey - Polar Aircraft Operations
Solent Branch: Dr Jenny Cane, Aerodynamics Engineer, Vestas Wind Systems
A half day seminar looking at key projects and topics covering both civil and military aerospace.
Due to the popularity of this lecture, this lecture is now fully booked. If you have not pre-registered to attend, you will not be allowed into the lecture. If you would like to put your name on the waiting list, please contact the conference & events department on 020 7670 4345 or email email@example.com
This presentation will consist of approximately 50 images of British unmanned aircraft from 1917 to the present day. From attempts at destroying Zeppelins in World War I, through unmanned target glider trials, to powered “Queen” aircraft, such as Queen Wasp, Fairey Queen and Queen Bee, in the lead-up to World War II.
The Rotron 294cc is where it all began - first used during Mission Everest, the ultimate test of reliability and performance, this rotary engine powered Gilo Cardozo and TV adventurer Bear Grylls to break all existing paramotor altitude records and to look down on the summit of Mount Everest.
Dr Darren Ansell, CEng, MIET. Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead, School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Wednesday 13 February 2013 at 5pm at the George Begg Building, Sackville Street.University of Manchester.
This presentation will give an overview of how avionic systems are evolving to benefit from autonomous and intelligent systems technology. The benefits in terms of human workload, responsiveness, safety and
Solent Branch: Phil Taylor, Principal Inspector of Air Accidents, Air Accidents Investigation Branch
In this briefing entitled 'Carrier Operations in the 21st Century', the Rear Admiral Fleet Air Arm explains how the future Carriers will increase the UK's influence around the world in peace and in crisis.
The 58th Henson & Stringfellow Dinner and Lecture hosted by the Yeovil Branch
The 2012 Aerospace Medicine Symposium aims to provide an overview of the current and future developments in enhancing human performance in aviation.
The Stewart Lecture was established in 1969 to honour the life and work of Air Vice Marshal W K Stewart CB CBE AFC BSc MB ChB MRCP, who joined the staff of the RAF Physiology Laboratory in 1940 and commanded the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine (which the RAF Physiological Laboratory became) from 1947 until his death in 1967.
Solent Branch: Colin Smith CBE, Director Engineering & Technology, Rolls-Royce plc.
Airbus and Boeing are jointly presenting this lecture on dealing with stall requirements, predictive validation and flight testing. They will address areas where their two approaches share common ground as well as exploring area where they differ on technical approaches.
Washington DC Branch
Calling all aviation enthusiasts to take part in AeroChallenge 2013....Could you answer questions on topics such as Space Flight, Airport Operations or the Red Arrows? Then you could shine at the next AeroChallenge, the annual aeronautical quiz organised by the Young Persons Committee of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
How we can ensure that Aircraft Commanders will be suitably trained and fit for purpose in the 21st Century? This Flight Operations Group Conference follows on from the 2012 event and will focus on monitoring practices and procedures to identify future Captains.
We regret to inform you that the Corporate Partner Briefing by Steve Revell of Rapiscan Systems has been cancelled.
Chadwick 2013 Lecture and Dinner
The Shackleton Story - WR963, The Great Avro Shackleton Survivor
By John Cubberly & Ian Harding of the Shackleton Association. The lecture, which is free for all, will be followed by the Chadwick Dinner. The event is due to be held on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm at The Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Road, Woodford, SK7 1RJ. Register for the dinner with Allan Shimminn -
We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled.
This one day Conference will aim to present a view on what is being considered on optimising airport capacity and to discuss the benefits and challenges in a multi-stakeholder forum.
RAeS Stevenage Branch Young Person’s Lecture Competition, 28th March, 17:00.
Prestwick Branch Event
A coach trip to Brooklands Museum, a treasure trove of aviation and motoring history.
Please note departure time and details TBA
Derby Branch AGM
Solent Branch: Peter Garrod, Honorary Commodore, the AIr Transport Auxilliary Association
This lecture will be given by Peter Coombs an Inspector of accidents since 1972.
The lecture will trace the story of aircraft accident investigation in the UK from the setting up of the Public Safety and Accidents Investigation Committee of the Royal Aero Club in 1912 to the present day.
Cranfield Branch Lecture preceeded by AGM & SGM
The RAeS Manchester Branch AGM and Mini Lecture Competition (Prize £100)
Tuesday 16 April at 6pm for 6.30pm at the Museum of Science and Industry. Meet in the Aerospace Hall.
Free car parking entry from Water Street entrance
In every industry occasionally disruptive technologies will be introduced which cause a complete paradigm shift, for example, the impact of introducing of digital mobile telephones on the communications industry. The aim of this UK Eyes Only Classified 1-day conference is to consider potential disruptive technologies, at both system and sub-system level, for the weapons industry which may be reasonably fielded from 2030 onwards.
A summary of how the low cost carrier has led a revolution in the airline industry and how it plans to tackle the challenges and changes ahead.
Leslie Bedford Lecture and Dinner: Changing the Economics of Space by Professor Sir Martin Sweeting FRS FREng
Young Members' Lecture Competition
Washington DC Branch:
"Foreign ownership of Airlines":
A discussion with Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission for Transport
Glouc & Cheltenham Branch
Lecture in French and English
The Ballantyne is the Society's annual event for young people aged 14-18 year-olds and is open to schools, youth groups and individuals accompanied by an adult. This year's theme is Apprenticeships vs University routes into aerospace and aviation.
Contemporary RAF rotorcraft operations can be very challenging; with the need for personnel to be regularly deployed on front line operations in inhospitable environments. Female RAF personnel play a full and active role’ in day-to-day base operations and on overseas ‘front line’ deployments; in their various and important roles’ as flight crew, engineers, medics, etc.
Culture is a term that nearly everyone uses, but few can agree upon its precise meaning, or how it can be measured. There are an abundance of definitions in social science literature … which taken together do suggest two sub-divisions. The first comprises the beliefs, attitudes and values (often unspoken) of an organization’s membership. The second is the more concrete structures, practices, controls and policies of an organization.
This conference is all about exploring current Culture e
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.
The Ann Welch Lecture was established in 2006 to honour the life and work of one of the most outstanding personalities in aviation. Her achievements in gliding, and in pioneering hang gliding and microlighting in the UK, together with writing about all aspects of aviation that affect general aviation pilots, and encouraging young people into flying, has been an inspiration to many.
RAeS Stevenage Branch Annual General Meeting Followed by Tour of EADS Astrium (Stevenage), 14th May, 17:30
The Royal Aeronautical Society Annual Banquet is a key social and networking event attracting 500 - 600 guests drawn from all sectors of the aerospace industry, services and aviation.
Yeovil Branch AGM Followed by "A Walk around the Heritage Trail at the Yeovil Site"
This lecture will be given by Richard Knott, a highly acclaimed author and researcher on 20th century history. All Raes Lectures are free to attend and open to both RAeS members and non members.
Composite Technology Transfer - Benefits for Aerospace
The Society invites Apprentices and their employers to join them for this informative networking seminar to better understand the importance of membership organisations and how we can support your career and professional development.
This conference aims to examine how recent changes in legislation, together with recent and future innovation in aircraft design, will impact on airworthiness and maintenance and, in particular, the role of the aircraft maintenance engineer.
Museum of Flight, Seattle
RAF Halton Trenchard Museum Visit followed by a Social Event
This Flight Test Group lecture will explore the development and evaluation of Day Night All Weather (DNAW) technology for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft conducted in the UK over the last 30 years outside conventional civil and military IFR operations.
Cranfield Branch Lord Kings Norton Lecture
Learn more from the successes and challenges faced by the organisations that have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, competency-based training, by joining us in London on 5-6 June during this two-day conference. This is an IATA Conference held in association with the Royal Aeronautical Society.
The Sir Sydney Camm Lecture was established in 1971, following his death in 1966, to commemorate his significant achievements in the field of aeronautical engineering.
This Royal Aeronautical Society Flight Simulation Group conference will explore the potential to enhance synthetic mission training events and extend their use through emerging technologies and training concepts.
RAeS Stevenage Branch Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group Site Tour
The Edwin A Link lecture was established in 2007 to honour Edwin A Link, the distinguished pioneer of synthetic training. From the beginning of manned flight there has been a symbiotic relationship between the airplane and simulation in all of its different forms.
Dr White's lecture will look at how their roles are now reversed and more often than not it is somehow expected that the airplane has been programmed to perform like the simulator.
The Challenge of Climate Change and Aviation
The International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (IFASD) is the key international conference for engineers and scientists working in the fields of aeroelasticity and structural dynamics. This Conference is now SOLD OUT.
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.
This lecture commemorates the launch of the first satellite of the European Communications Satellite (ECS) system on 16 June 1983 and the subsequent 30 years of operational service by Eutelsat.
Following an inspiring address at the 2013 Ann Welch Lecture by Wing Commander Ken Wallis, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society are organising a day excursion to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton.
This Air Law Group lecture will precede the annual Air Law Summer Reception.
The Air Law Committee feels that this annual event gives past conference delegates and members of the Society with an interest in air law, the opportunity to meet each other in an informal social setting whilst enjoying refreshments and canapés.
Space debris is a man-made threat to the continued use of space for commerce, science, exploration and security. The threat has manifested itself in accidental damage to, and even destruction of, objects in space, as well as requiring increasingly regular avoidance manoeuvres by threatened satellites.
The Armed Forces Committee is a sub-group of all the Professional Engineering Institutions (PEI) and host a lecture each year. The IMechE hosted it in 2012 and the IET prior to that.
The Amy Johnson Lecture was established in 2011 by the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee to honour a century of women in flight. The Lecture is traditionally held on or close to the 6th July to mark the date in 1929 when Amy Johnson received her pilot’s licence. All RAeS Lectures are free to attend and open to both Members and Non Members. More details about this lecture will be available shortly.
A briefing by HSBC's Head of Economics on the medium-term outlook for the British economy.
Ercall Wood College of Technology, Wellington was one of the schools presented with an aircraft kit sponsored by Boeing and RAeS. The aircraft is nearing completion and the students will give a presentation on the project.
RAeS Flight Operations Group will present the latest findings from their Smoke, Fire and Fumes in Transport Aircraft specialist paper. The lecture will focus on past history, current risk and reccomended mitigations.
Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways will explain the curent activities planned by Virgin Atlantic Airways and discuss future opportunities and challenges faced.
We intend to hold the second Human Powered Aircraft (HPA) 2013 Icarus Cup at Sywell Aerodrome. The competition is designed to progress the sport from occasional records attempts into a viable activity and will feature a number of challenges, for which the successful team will be crowned the second winners of the Royal Aeronautical Society HPA Icarus Cup 2013.
Capt Stuart Gruber, Head of Flight Technical & Training at Thomson Airways will discuss Thomson's Airways ATQP.
A discussion on the Ethics of Unmanned Combat Air Systems.
The 2013 Beaumont Named Lecture will be delivered by Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO at IATA.
This occasional lecture honours Major Kenneth Beaumont CBE, DSO, MA (Oxon), AFRAeS.
The Hargrave lecture will detail the multiple revolutions in aeronautics that have led to the present day, followed by thoughts about the future of aviation and space flight. The Hargrave lecture will take you on an exciting journey through the past, present and future of aeronautics and astronautics.
This lecture discusses the Royal Aircraft Establishment’s (RAE) involvement with the development of free-fall nuclear weapons. The RAE was deeply involved with the design and development testing of practically all the non-nuclear components, fuzing and arming, the safe carriage and release, and life extensions. This lecture will concentrate on the development of WE177, supplemented by films of trials.
The UASSG Annual Conference this year provides a timely focus on the successes already accomplished in getting to a European Remotely Piloted Aircraft system (RPAS) Roadmap covering all 27 member states, developed by the European RPAS Steering Group. Importantly where European Union leads, many other nations follow, either directly or guided by its successes and failures.
Isaiah Cox WheelTug CEO will describe how aircraft on the ground can taxi without engines running powered by an electric motor in the nose wheel, reducing pollution and saving over U$1M per aircraft per year. For full info see: www.WheelTug.com.
Start at 18:30 in la salle de conference, ENSICA university, 1 pl Emile Blouin, 31500 Toulouse.
Prof James McGuirk, Professor of Aerodynamics, Loughborough University will illustrate the aerodynamic challenges in modern combustion systems, and outline both experimental and computational research conducted to provide the improved understanding and enhanced design methodologies for the next generation of aero-engine combustion systems.
Solent Branch: Tony Blackman, OBE, M.A., F.RAeS, Author, Chief Test Pilot A.V. Roe and Co.
This lecture will describe the flight test conducted on the Harrier, how and why the evaluation was set up as it was, and the results achieved. It will also chronicle one of the most controversial and revolutionary decisions in flight control history.
Antarctic Lynx Operations - Lt Cdr Lee Evans.
Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Cosford Branch
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Hipparcos satellite improved our knowledge of the position and velocity of 120,000 stars by two orders of magnitude in the 1990s and ESA’s Gaia satellite is due to repeat that feat for a billion stars (see diagram). Due for launch in November, Gaia contains the largest imaging detector ever flown in space (built by Britain’s e2v) and it will also detect tens of thousands of planets around other stars, of near-Earth asteroids and of supernovas in distant galaxie
The 2013 Conference at the Society’s Headquarters in London on 25-26 September will examine and discuss the challenges of upset prevention and recovery training. In addition to other papers on this theme, the RAeS International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Flight Envelopes (ICATEE) will report on their progress.
This lecture honours Capt Ray Jones, one of the Flight Simulation Groups founding members and celebrates his contribution to the development of the group, the advancement in the art and science of flight simulation and in particular application in the training of civil airline pilots.
Bob Delorge will discuss how the UK can maintain its leadership in Air ISTAR
RAeS lecture hosted by Flybe Training Academy
Ensure your organisation is represented at the first UK aerospace and aviation skills conference for the diverse community involved in outreach, STEM, careers, employability, training and recruitment activities in the aerospace and aviation sectors.
The Conference aims to examine education and skills issues covering careers, image and perception; attracting and retaining talent; skills gaps and training issues.
Following on from the Careers and Imag
The Cierva Lecture is named after Juan de la Cierva, FRAeS, an aeronautical engineer who pioneered rotary flight. In 1926 with the backing of the Weir brothers he formed the Cierva Autogiro Company and it was his development of rotor blade design and articulated rotor blades, which played a major role in the first successful helicopter in 1936.
The lecture will include a short version of the story and process that led up to Equator Aircraft Norway SA and the P2 project being created, and the methods that were used to create the aircraft.
The Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore are kindly hosting a Royal Aeronautical Society lecture on the 4th October. The event is supported by both BAE Systems and the Aeronautical Society of India.
The Autumn Aerospace Medicine lecture has been re-arranged for the 24th October and will be delivered by Art Thompson, Technical Director on the Red Bull Stratos Project.
DITCHING LIGHT AIRCRAFT
Lecture given by David Joyce
Gloucester & Cheltenham Branch
This lecture will cover the first ten years of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) up to 1950 when Civil Aviation in the UK was about to dispense with the age of Flying Boats and was shortly to move into the Jet Age with the Comet 1.
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.
The evening will consist of a three-course silver service meal with wine, preceded by a drinks reception where you will be greeted by the branch Chairman and the President-Elect of the RAeS. The meal will be followed by three short lectures on the past, present and future of flight test training. Tickets are £30 each and the dress code for the evening will be lounge suits/cocktail dresses.
The Hubble Space Telescope is the best known of the great observatories launched into space for astronomical observations.
This presentation will introduce the major discoveries made by recently launched astronomical observatories, several of which have instrumentation and technology developed in Toulouse and by the European Space Agency. Held in the Symposium room Airbus SAS/HQ 3km from Toulouse Airport.
Cranfield Branch Lecture
Unmanned Air Systems in the MOD is presented by Group Captain Paul Lloyd and is a Joint Lecture with IMechE
Organised by the RAeS Rotorcraft Specialist Group, this interactive one-day workshop offers a discussion led opportunity for delegates to debate the application of common military airworthiness processes developed from a civil model. The workshop will be broad ranging to include both fixed and rotary wing operations.
In this briefing Michael Ryan will speak about innovation in composites, focusing on the CSeries and Bombardier's new facility in Belfast.
F1 Race Car Aerodynamics By Steve Fenwick Snr CFD Aerodynacist at LOTUS CARS
7.00pm at the Newton Building, University of Salford. Wednesday 16 October
Chester, Manchester and Preston Branches
8th Northern Aerospace Forum Thursday 17th October 2012 from 2pm at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel Accrington.
Joint event with Chester and Preston Branches, IMechE, IET and NWAA
Aircrew Performance Coaching’
South African Division
Join us for the 2013 Young Persons Conference to network and engage with your peers across the industry where speakers will talk about Pushing the Boundaries in Aerospace.
The 2013 Conference will inaugurate this exciting new series of annual conferences by examining how aerospace technology may best be fitted for the future, learning from other sectors, seeking solutions, determining how work should be taken forward and how the Royal Aeronautical Society can assist.
Lunchtime lecture discussing helicopter operations in the current climate.
Chris Young, Trent XWB Program director will give a rare opportunity to discuss the key milestones in developing the novel technologies designed to shave off weight and minimise fuel consumption.
Art Thompson, Technical Director, Red Bull Stratos, who orchestrated Felix Baumgartner's space jump will speak be delivering a lecture at the Society. Further information to follow shortly.
Annual Joint Lecture held with the East Midlands Branch of the RIN
Richard Deakin, CEO, NATS speaks about the anticipated arrival of the Single European Sky, where air traffic is managed according to operational efficiency rather than national boundaries. What are the challenges and how do we find solutions that Europe can sign up to?
Careers in Aerospace LIVE brings together the Royal Aeronautical Society's close links with industry and those interested in a career in aerospace and aviation and is the only UK recruitment fair dedicated to the aerospace and aviation community.
The 2013 Light Aircraft Design Conference topics include a mix of dreams and practicalities. Bird flight has been an inspiration since ancient times; the more we learn about them the more ideas we may glean.
The design example will be the new flex-wing from P&M Aviation, the Pegasus PulsR.
The 6th RAeS Aerospace & Aviation Book Fair offers a wonderful opportunity for both aviation enthusiasts and those with a general interest to come and browse and buy a wide selection of aviation books and publications from a fantastic range of industry publishers.
This lecture examines the origins of the Royal Flying Corps who travelled to France in the aircraft they had. Driven by the necessity of war, there were resulting developments in tactics, equipment, communications and weapons in the first year of the Great War.
Boscombe Down branch evening lecture.
An RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'The British Interplanetary Society and the UK Space Industry' is presented by Alistair Scott.
Branch Lecture; Hampshire Air Ambulance
Captain Hugh Dibley, MCILT, FRIN, FRAeS
Consultant Flight Instructor, Airbus Training UK Ltd.
In this lecture Ed Strongman will give an overview of the capabilities of the A400M, and then present in detail the test programme leading to type certificate and the parallel development of the aircraft's military capabilities.A400M Flight Testing.
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Women in Aviation & Aerospace Committee (WAAC) was established in 2009 to encourage more young women to consider aviation and aerospace as a worthwhile and exciting career. Details of the 2013 Conference programme will be available shortly.
Boscombe Down branch lunchtime lecture.
Jean-Marc Moschetta will describe the particular challenges in the design and aerodynamic issues of Micro Air Vehicles.
Held in the Symposium room Airbus SAS/HQ 3km from Toulouse Airport.
Aerospace 2050 Joint RAeS and IMechE Lecture by Prof Graham Roe, Former Director of Business Strategy for Military Aircraft of BAe Systems on the Future of Aviation and Space. 5.00 pm 19th November in the George Begg building at University of Manchester. Contact Bryan Cowin firstname.lastname@example.orgTel 0161 799 8979/07971 114 420)
TEAM INVICTUS - A PROJECT TO DESIGN AND BUILD A HIGH-TECH CATAMARAN
Lecture given by Norman Wijker
Gloucester & Cheltenham Branch
The Conference will bring together a wide variety of experts to describe the new digital media and social networks and will discuss the implications for flight simulation and training.
This briefing will look at how cyber security is changing current practices along with why and how defence against attack will have to be sustained into the forseeable future.
Future Unmanned Combat Air Systems
Join us for the 2013 Young Persons Lecture and Awards Evening. The event is free to attend and we welcome people of all ages to listen to the lectures and attend the presentation of the RAeS Young Persons Medals & Awards.
In the run up to the festive period the Royal Aeronautical Society, in partnership with Lockheed Martin UK, is excited to bring you the Annual Aero ‘Pub’ Quiz 2013 - the perfect opportunity to relax, have a laugh with friends and colleagues and show off your general and aero knowledge! Come and challenge the 2012 winners by registering today.
This conference follows on from 'The Aircraft that looks after itself - The Civil Aircraft of the Future' Conference held in 2011 which addressed the rapidly evovling field of civil airline services and Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) technologies behind them. This conference will explore the collaboration opportunities in Data Interoperability Standards; Cross Sector Technology Awareness in IVHM and Standards for Electronic Operations and Maintenance Documentation in an interactive
This workshop will provide guidance and advice to RAeS staff, committee members, volunteers and potential writers on how to write effective content and features for AEROSPACE and the Aerospace Insight online blog.
The Trent 1000 Engine Gareth Jones of Rolls Royce on the design of the Trent 1000 engine specifically for the Boeing 787 . 7.00 pm 4th December
planned venue Newton Building at University of Salford -to be confirmed -contact Bryan Cowin email@example.comTel 0161 799 8979/07971 114 420
The Trent 1000 Engine Lecture by Gareth Jones of Rolls Royce on the design of the Trent 1000 engine specifically fot the Boeing 787 . 7.00 pm 4th December November planned venue Newton Building at University of Salford -to be confirmed -contact Bryan Cowin firstname.lastname@example.orgTel 0161 799 8979/07971 114 420
An RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Meteor Guided Weapon System' is presented by Andy Bradford
Medway Branch - Due to the incapacity of Mr Chris Perkins, the Medway Branch is bringing forward the talk by Mr Dick Collinson on Bomber Command originally scheduled for February 2014.
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED
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)
'Aircraft Flammability Reduction Measures' is presented by David McCubbine, MRAeS.
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.
Due to over 300 registrations moved to the Radisson Blu Toulouse Airport Hotel 2 rue Dieudonné Costes, 31700 Blagnac, which is a 5 minute walk from the Toulouse airport terminal.
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 one 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.
Mr. Mike Male,
Managing Director of MicroNav Ltd.
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.
This talk about Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems will cover how the system has evolved from its original concept in the early 1950s to its current day operations. Including lessons learnt from recent mid-air collisions and how system enhancements have been introduced to avoid reoccurrence. With traffic in European airspace predicted to grow by at least 20% by the end of the decade, the talk will also discuss what system evolutions are planned to ensure the continued safety of commer
An RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Skylon Space Plane' is presented by Alan Bond (CEO Reaction Engines Ltd).
RAeS MANCHESTER BRANCH VISIT
AIRCELLE at BURNLEY-PART OF THE SAFRAN GROUP
WEDNESDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2014
Geoff Wilde lecture - In Service with the Trent 1000
"The F-35 Lightning II Programme".
The lecture will describe this remarkable aircraft, F-35 Lightning II, it’s capabilities and how the UK is introducing this capability into service.
Lecture starts at 18:00
Reception at 19:30
No Booking Required. Free Entry for all.
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.
A lecture given by Lt A J Thompson RN, Royal Navy Display Team ‘Black Cats’ – Gloucester and Cheltenham Branch
Superfighters at Warton
A lecture by Tony Wilson of BAe Systems. 7.00 pm 19th February in the Newton Building at University of Salford.
Mr Chris Perkins will talk about his experiences over many years in setting up helicopter operations for VIPs. Helicopter travel is frequently involved in ferrying senior Royals and Politicians about the country, often landing and taking off from locations that are not normally airfields.
The annual Henson & Stringfellow Lecture and Dinner, hosted by the Yeovil Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society is a key social and networking event of the Yeovil lecture season. It is a black tie event attracting over 200 guests drawn from all sectors of the aerospace community. The 2014 presentation is titled "Bristow and the AW189 - A perfect Partnership", which shall focus on the recent relationship between AgustaWestland and Bristow Helicopters, a launch customer of the new AW189.
Joint event with AIAA Student Branch
Rolls-Royce Future Projects
Branch young persons lecture competition to win the Joe Morrall Award and qualification for the NE Rowe Award HQ competition.
This first historical lecture of 2014 leads neatly on from the last lecture of 2013, as it picks up the story of the RA F in the immediate post-war years.
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.
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 memorial 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 and function of the Royal Navy Historic Flight
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
RAeS MANCHESTER BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MINI LECTURE COMPETITION
WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL 2014 18.00 AT UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Additional April Lecture.
Boscombe Down Branch AGM and Evening Lecture.
This lecture will consider the 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'
New Zealand Division 29th annual symposium
New Zealand Division annual symposium
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
The Royal Aeronautical Society's annual careers awareness and information event, the Ballantyne, is aimed at 14-18 year-olds and is open to youth groups, school groups and individual guests and has become an important fixture in the aerospace calendar, providing inspirational careers information and advice and a chance to hear from early careers and experienced professionals about career opportunities and pathways in aerospace and aviation.
Christchurch Branch AGM and Special Lecture
NOTE: This is a venue change from the previous Llantrisant location.
This Aerodynamics Group Lecture will highlight the findings from a survey paper on railway train aerodynamics by Prof. Chris Baker of Birmingham University.
The ESC invites interested parties to join a special seminar at RAeS HQ on Wednesday 30 April 2014 which will see the launch of the committee’s new Work Programme.
At the RAeS inaugural Education and Skills Conference there was a wide recognition of the shortage, both current and forecast, of sufficient personnel with the right skills, and of the need to build more effective links between the education sector (universities, colleges, and schools) and the aviation and aerospace industries. Th
The General Aviation Lecture will be held on 6th May 2014 by Roger 'Dodge' Bailey, Chief Pilot of The Shuttleworth Collection. He will discuss how the collection prepares modern pilots to fly it's aeroplanes.
Dr Thomas Enders will give the 50th Sir Henry Royce lecture. Refreshments will be available from 5pm with the lecture starting at 6pm. Please arrive early as capacity is limited.
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
This lecture will be given by Dr Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist and Jim Adams, Deputy Technologist at NASA, and will explore the future of human space exploration.
Selection of first flight films inc Canberra, P1, TSR2, MRCA, Hawk & EFA
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
This conference looks to address the concern that Europe has insufficient capability to prove future Weapon Systems.
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.
This lecture will be hosted by the Flight Test Group.