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The Royal Aeronautical Society is hosting a visit from the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) on 24 July, 2015. The event is designed to give visiting Air Cadets an opportunity to see the Society and experience a wider view of aviation. This event will be the fourth time (the first was in 2012) that the IACE Cadets have visited the Society and this years' event is kindly sponsored by Lockheed Martin UK.
Established to commemorate the memory of Gerhard Sedlmayr, a pioneering aviator who dedicated his life to improving safety equipment for aircraft. The company which he founded in Berlin in 1919 as "Autoflug - Spezialhaus für das Automobil- und Luftfahrtwesen, Gerhard Sedlmayr" is still today as Autoflug GmbH involved in the design and manufacture of safety equipment.
This lecture will be given by Andy Bradford from MBDA and is being organised by the Weapon Systems and Technology Group
THIS LECTURE HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE TUBE STRIKE TAKING PLACE ON THE SAME DAY. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
NATO's Chief Scientist will introduce NATO Science and Technology, describe its priorities and highlight activities from its comprehensive programme of work.
The life of Sir Barnes Wallis; a preview of the forthcoming biography by Professor Richard Morris.
An enjoyable day out for golfers of all levels, the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Golf Day is ideal for networking in a relaxed and informal setting.
The Air Law Summer Reception 2015 will take place on 30 June 2015 at 7pm. Tickets cost £32.50 + VAT
FAA Yeovilton Branch
The Air Law Group are holding a lecture on Tuesday 30 June on the subject of airport expansion delivered by Capt Jock Lowe
Annual Informal Dinner - Château de Larroque, Gimont, 45 km West of Toulouse. www.ChateauLarroque.fr. 3 course dinner for 45 euro including wine. Tickets paid at the door are entered into a raffle/tombola.
Josselin BEQUET will describe his work in the restoration of a 50-year old Breguet 765 "Deux-Ponts/Sahara".
This RAeS Named Lecture was established in 1990 to honour Sir Thomas Sopwith CBE, Hon FRAeS. The 2015 lecture will be delivered by James Arbuthnot MP.
CRANFIELD BRANCH LECTURE COMPETITION 2015
The Royal Aeronautical Society presents 'Amelia'. The film is being shown as part of the National Women in Engineering day celebrations which are on the 23rd June. The National Women in Engineering day is dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering.
Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Cosford Branch
We are delighted to be welcoming back the Administrator of NASA Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden for an evening lecture.
Join the RAeS Brussels Branch in welcoming Dr Sandy Magnus, Director of the AIAA to give a lecture.
Visitors welcome: admission £2 (RAeS members and students free)
This UAS workshop aims to frame the debate on several key societal issues of UAS operations: privacy, overflight, nuisance and crime.
Non-branch members are welcome. Please contact the Branch Secretary prior to the lecture.
The Edwin A. Link Lecture was established in 2007 to honour Edwin A. Link, the distinguished pioneer of synthetic training.
The Conference aims to identify, discuss, and agree follow-up action on a number of selected challenges – those aspects of flight simulation which continue to be problematic or inadequate, and those which are emerging as a result of changes in the aviation sectors served by flight simulation.
Air Power and the Defence Aerospace Industry in the Whole Force Era: A lecture by Air Marshal Sir Baz North, Deputy Commander Capability and Air Member for Personnel and Capability, Royal Air Force.
Does the emergence of more capable remotely-piloted platforms, with their increasing utility in the force mix, present an opportunity to the Weapons Systems and Technology community? This conference aims to provide an opportunity to discuss the context and rationale of using future platforms for which weapon systems could be developed.
The speaker is an ex-RAF synthetic training specialist
The Annual General Meeting will be followed by an Illustrated Talk on Churchill's Secret Airfield. This relates to the Special Operations Executive (SOE)
AGM at 6:15 pm followed by:
‘The Skylon Spaceplane and Sabre Engine:- progress to date and future prospects’
Richard Varvill - Technical Director & Chief Designer, Reaction Engines
The use and dissemination of intelligence assessments is central to the planning military operations; however, these assessments can become distorted by questions of politics. In this talk, Sebastian Cox will discuss the influence of politics on the intelligence cycle concerning a relatively straightforward intelligence assessment produced by Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder on the eve of Operation CRUSADER in late-1941.
This lecture will be given by Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency.
(preceded at 7.00pm by branch AGM)
Visitors welcome: admission £2 (RAeS members and students free)
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 given by Professor Eric Grove. It will cover the creation and evolution of the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps, usually known as the Royal Naval Air Service.
Gatwick branch Visitors welcome: admission £2 (RAeS members and students free)
Westland – A Century of Flying Machines
This lecture has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Toulouse Branch Lecture. Aircraft archeology is an activity that consists of searching for aircraft parts which often come from crashed aircraft, then study them and “make them speak” in order to find the full story of the aircraft.
The final target is to unveil an historical event, find its actors, their heirs - children, nephews -and finally share our findings via conferences such as this, publications including le “Fanatique de l’aviation” or exhibitions like the one in Aeroscopia http://m
RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Over Everest Expedition' by Richard Meredith-Hardy.
The conference aims to bring together industry professionals and a new generation of engineers and maintainers to promote a common understanding of human factors and highlight successful interventions in managing human factors related risks in engineering and maintenance.
Annual General Meeting - Branch Members only please
Please join us at our Annual General Meeting followed by an informative lecture about Ground Accident Prevention by Anastasia Argyrou who will explore the topic from a Low Cost Carrier's perspective.
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.
The basis of the airworthiness requirement for RPAS is a critical element in enabling safe growth of RPAS operations. However, RPAS airworthiness remains a major source of contention with a wide range of divergent views being promoted by different groups and differ rules applying in different states.
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 providing inspirational talks and useful careers tips.
Sir Roy McNulty, Chairman of Gatwick Airport Limited will discuss some of the principal trends which have affected the industry in the UK over the past 40 years – technological, commercial, operational, environmental, regulatory and political.
This lecture is held in memoriam of Alan Bristow; a key figure in the rotary world. The lecture will cover 'Contemporary Royal Naval Helicopter Operations' and will be given by Cdr Glyn Owen, Commanding Officer 825 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy & Peter Prager, Head Of Training Operations (UK), AgustaWestland.
A briefing on the strategy and model that contributed to the rapid ascension of Dubai International to its status as the world's busiest international airport, as well as plans for the $32 billion expansion of Dubai's second largest airport, Al Maktoum International, at Dubai World Central.
Talk on flying the Hawker Hunter and other classic aircraft.
2015 Charles Lindbergh Memorial Lecture
Rosetta - wow we landed on a comet by M. Paolo FERRI
Paul Edwards, AW609 Test Pilot, AgustaWestland discusses flight testing the AW609 Tiltrotor.
22nd April 2015 (Please note change of date from that published earlier)THE RAES MANCHESTER BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MINI LECTURE COMPETITION (Prize £100)
18.00 Wednesday 22nd April in Conference Room E5, Fourth Floor of the James Lighthill Building, ( formerly Paper Science Building) Sackville Street M1 3NJ University of Manchester . (for directions see below)
The Mini Lecture will follow the Anual General Meeting at 18.30
Do you have an interesting aviation artefact with a story to tell?
For the Derby Branch AGM, in April 2015, we would like to call for speakers from within the Branch membership to take part in a special "Rummage in the Attic" lecture.
The format for the evening, after the AGM business, will consist of four short (10-15 min) presentations by volunteer speakers who will display an aviation artefact to the audience and give a description of the artefact's history and their personal link to it
If you can answer questions on topics such as Airlines and Operations, Unmanned Aircraft and Aircraft Recognition, 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.
‘Royal International Air Tattoo – United Nations of the Air’
Tim Prince OBE - Chief Executive, RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises
23rd Folland Lecture & Dinner
Hatherley Manor Hotel, Gloucester GL2 9QA
18.45 for 19.00 Lecture
Atlas A400M - the Early Years
‘(Flight) Trials and Tribulations’
AGM + Talk on the history of British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC).
AGM at 18:45 followed by refreshments and lecture at 19:15.
David Allerton will describe the background and technology behind the Global Positioning System which is now central to our lives from the location of mobile phones and navigation for hiking, through to use with building construction and aircraft automatic approach and landing systems.
Innovative Air Traffic Management Research
This lecture will be preceded by the AGM at 17:00 and will be followed by a wine reception.
Trenchard Memorial Lecture
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
This lecture is being organised by the Aerodynamics Group.
This follow on workshop from September 2014 will facilitate UK civil and military operators, regulators, academia and industry to provide comment and input in EUROCAE WG73 responsible for development of RPAS DAA regulations.
Talk on British involvement in Space
During the past 70 years, the development of surveillance radar has naturally been focused on engineering improvement in the radar itself, based on the approach pioneered in the 1940s. However, in the last 15 years, a number of authorities have found a deficit in the rate of fundamental advance in radar applications.
Minding the gap: Flight control in complex environments
The Supervision of Air Displays in the UK - Roger Beazley
The ESC invites interested parties to join the Royal Aeronautical Society’s second Education and Skills Seminar taking place on Monday 23 March 2015 at RAeS HQ. This seminar will discuss the pre-election skills landscape with Jenny Body, Chair of the Education and Skills Committee at the Royal Aeronautical Society, providing an update on the Society’s current actions in this field.
The J D North Lecture
Subject The Bell AW609 tilt rotor and the Bell 625 Relentless control systems
RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Young Person’s Lecture Competition' with various young lecturers.
This talk will commence with a brief intro of the speaker and a review of the aircraft history.
The speaker will then cover the initial cadre, through the acceptance of ZM400 last year to where we are, with a reasonable look at the future, because there is a long and challenging road ahead, well into 2020.
The Lecture is free for all
The Chadwick Dinner will follow the lecture. To register for the Dinner please send a cheque for £30.00 made out to the RAeS Manchester Branch to our Treasu
Head up Displays have advanced greatly since they were introduced in the 1960's. The talk will cover the latest thinking on these systems which are essential for modern, particularly military, aircraft.
Cardiff Branch Ernest Willows Annual Lecture
This lecture will be given by Andrea Accomazzo, Rosetta Flight Director at the European Space Agency (please note that the speaker has changed and is no longer Paolo Ferri, Head of the Mission Operations Department, European Space Operations Centre, European Space Agency).
The Future of Airships.
Joint meeting with ImechE & University of Surrey
Visitors welcome: admission £2 (RAeS members and students free)
19:00 for 19:30
Joint Lecture with IMechE
This lecture will follow Day 1 of the Flight Operations Group (FOG) Conference. The lecture will be given by Dr Kathy Abbott FRAeS, Chief Scientific and Technical Scientific Advisor, Flight Deck Human Factors, from the Federal Aviation Administration. More details will follow soon.
This conference will examine the role of the flight operations manager. Leading airlines from around the world will present their best practices and advice.
Gliding and soaring have held a mutual relationship with mainstream aviation developments ever since the experiments of Sir George Cayley in 1852, through to the birth of modern aviation in the 1900’s and to the present day.
Annual Lecture Competition
Sir Freddy Page Lecture
Solent Branch: Professor Richard Holdaway, CBE, FREng
F-35 Lightning II – A Fifth Generation Fighter
This lecture held in partnership with the IET and IMechE will consider the growth and multiple applications of non-military RPAS's.
The Battle of Britain - by Chris Wren, Battle of Britain Bunker, RAF UXbridge
An overview of current acquisition trends in the aerospace and defence sector.
Following the success of our Autumn recruitment fair in recent years, the Royal Aeronautical Society is launching a NEW Spring event, Career FLIGHTPATH LIVE, which will debut on Friday 6 March 2015 at the Society’s beautiful headquarters building in Mayfair, London.
This lecture will be given by Wg Cdr Graeme Maidment, Head Of Aviation Pathology Department, Royal Air Force Centre of Aviation Medicine.
This conference is being organised by the Aerospace Medicine Group and will examine the issues pertaining to a variety of sport and recreational activities involving flying.
'Skynet Satellite Operations' by Pete Kirkpatrick.
A joint event with the RIN, incorporating the annual RIN Anderson Memorial Lecture
Talk on aviation and defence photography by Zaid Meherali, President of Basingstoke Camera Club
Each participant will present a 15 minute presentation on any Aerospace topic of their choice.
The prize for the winner of the competition will be £150 along with entry into the International NE ROWE Competition!
It will allow great recognition and would also tick a box for CEng competencies.
Director Public Affairs. Vector Aerospace.
At this conference the speakers will give their perspective on what is being done to raise security standards without causing more burdens for airports, operators, passengers and traders. If growth occurs both criteria must be met.
Visitors welcome: admission £2 (RAeS members and students free)
Joe Morrall Award Lectures
Branch Young Members
The Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies explore a variety of air power related topics ranging from historical themes to contemporary issues.
18th February 2015
POLICE HELICOPTER OPERATIONS
Lecture by Captain Rod Grainger and Andy Shaw Senior Police Pilots of Greater Manchester Police.
Wednesday 18th February 7pm in Room B2 at the Newton Building , University of Salford.
This talk will overview the National Police Air Service (NPAS) locations etc and then concentrate on NPAS Barton and the various roles and types of jobs with videos to show each role, ie offender searches and vehicle pursuits.
Group Captain Pete Cracroft, Station Commander, RAF Valley talks about fast jet training in the Royal Air Force and his experience as a fast jet pilot.
Arrivals between 18:30 - 19:00 with talk commencing at 19:00.
History of the Rolls-Royce RB211 Jet Engine.
19:00 for 19:30
Toulouse Branch - Rolls-Royce Mini-Lecture Competition - followed by Speaker from Rolls-Royce.
The General Aviation Group will be holding their first lecture of 2015 on Tuesday 17 February. The talk will be given by Keith Dennison FRAeS, Chief Test Pilot, e-Go Aeroplanes.
This lecture will be given by Martin Agnew, R&T and Innovations Coordinator at Airbus Defence and Space.
A briefing on the outlook for the global aerospace and defence industry.
"The History of Brimstone"
This lecture will cover the history of the Harrier from first concept to development and the service life of the aircraft, up to and including its participation in the Falklands War in 1982.
Join the Royal Aeronautical Society on 5 February as Dennis Scott will highlight some significant cultural and operational differences between China SOEs’ and Western thinking, and explain how this is a major barrier to the undertaking of highly integrated projects such as commercial aircraft development in China. This lecture is held in conjunction with UKTI and ADS.
'Test Flying the Eurofighter Typhoon' by Stuart Reed.
The lifeboat will be built at the All-Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole and will go into service in Swanage.
The Whittle Lecture: a Joint event with IMechE and IET
This lecture has been postponed until a later date. Please re-visit the Events webpage for the new date and further information.
Taking examples from the Tiger, X3 and unmanned helicopter programs Andrew Warner will describe the most significant risks in helicopter flight test and operation and how to tackle them effectively and with the right priorities.
8PM at the ConcordeRestaurant
The Runway Visitor Park,WA15 8XQ
As a result of the Soviet threat leading to the cold war the Air Ministry issued spec B35/36 which called for a 10 000lb four engine jet able to cruise at 50 000ft at 500kt with an operational radius of 500 miles combined with a take off distance of 1500 ft in a cross wind od 20kt in tropical conditions!
Why did the AVRO designers opt for such a r
A briefing by the Rt Hon Geoff Hoon on sovereign capability v buying off the shelf.
Dale Tutt, the Scorpion Programme Manager, and Dan Hinson, the Chief Test Pilot, relate the story of the Textron AirLand Scorpion from a clean sheet design to the first flight of the Scorpion in less than 2 years.
RAeS Stevenage Branch Lecture on 'Enforcer Weapon System'
UK military forces are guided in their actions by UK Defence Doctrine. This body of fundamental principles has evolved over time using lessons from history and the experiences of operations and exercises. Focusing on air and space power doctrine, the lecture will look at its foundations, purpose, strengths, weaknesses and core roles. It will also suggest how it might change in the future.
Annual quiz evening
Inmarsat are unable to give their lecture on the 16th December, and David Cook, Independent Consultant and Journalist President of the RAeS Paris Branch, has kindly agreed to step in on Wednesday the 17th December to give a lecture about the use of composite materials in aircraft engines.
Established to honour the successful and experienced mechanical engineers who completed the first successful controlled powered flight on 17 December 1903, the Wilbur & Orville Wright Lecture is the principal event in the Society’s year, given by distinguished members of the US and UK aerospace communities. The 2014 Lecture will be given by Patrick M Dewar, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin International, who will speak on 'Global Growth in Aviation's Second Century'.
Brough Branch - Joint Lecture with IMechE
55 years of flying fun -
“Puma HC Mk2 – Life Extension Programme – A Flight Test View”
Adrian Neve, Jon Hughes and Dave Marsden
Defence Academy & Swindon Branch
This lecture, presented by Matthew Sexton of Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, part of the Safran Group, is subtitled ‘What goes up must come down’. Matthew aims to show the development of aircraft landing gear from their early beginnings to current times. He will illustrate how landing gear have kept pace with developments in aircraft design and will provide a glimpse of what the future might hold.
Matthew Sexton was educated at Southampton University and gained a BSc in Aeronautics and Astronautics fo
An Overview of Hybrid Aircraft and the Airlander - Combining the Best of Aerodynamic and Aerostatic Lift
The RAeS is excited to bring you the Aero ‘Pub’ Quiz 2014 - the perfect opportunity to relax and have a laugh with friends and colleagues, whilst showing off your general and aero knowledge! Start recruiting your team or come as an individual - no need to be a member, everyone is welcome!
Adventures of an Aerospace Journalist
Isle of Wight Branch
This Flight Test Lecture will be delivered by Peter Kosogorin, Project Test Pilot, Military Air Information and Information, BAE Systems.
Dame DeAnne will give her assessment of Britain's current economic situation: is the recovery sustainable or is it just a temporary bounceback from the recession, propped up by unnaturally low interest rates and threatened by the outcome of the Scottish referendum, the election next May and the possible vote in 2017 on leaving the EU?
Boscombe Down Branch
This lecture is being organised by the RAeS Space Group.
Join us for the 2014 Young Persons Lecture and Medals & Awards Evening. Steve Fenwick, Head of Full Size Car CFD, Lotus F1 will be giving the lecture following the presentation of the Young Persons' Medals & Awards.
The 2014 Women in Aviation and Aerospace conference will focus on professional development and mentoring.
‘Airbus A400M Flight Test Programme’
Anthony Flynn – Test Pilot, Airbus Defence & Space
The Derby Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society is pleased to announce a new and additional lecture to our previously publicised lecture programme for 2014/15. NASA Glenn Research Center Director, James Free, will be visiting Rolls-Royce Derby on Thursday 20th November and has kindly agreed to present an evening lecture to the Branch on the history of research at the Glenn Facility. Please see attached further details and poster for the lecture.
There is no pre-registration for this event
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.
Air Marshall Cliff Spink will describe his experiences when flying veteran aircraft including Supermarine Spitfires and Mescherschmidt ME109 fighters.
Belgian Air Force Operations in Libya
In late 1945 the Royal Aircraft Establishment hosted displays of German and British aircraft and equipment. It was the first opportunity that many people had to see - in detail and up close - a wide range of aircraft that until recently had been either closely guarded, or cause for alarm.
This year important changes are happening which will have a direct effect on light aircraft design in the UK. The CAA has launched its new General Aviation Unit. The ambitious plans for the new Unit will be presented. Also the collaboration between the RAeS GA Group and the CAA to create new regulations covering proof-of-concept experimental flying is coming to fruition and will be explained.
Now in its 7th year, the RAeS Aerospace & Aviation Book Fair offers a great opportunity for both aviation enthusiasts and those with a general interest to come, browse and buy from a wide selection of aviation books and publications from a fantastic range of industry publishers.
The objectives of this conference are to examine the recent advances made in the design and use of this class of devices and to identify specific areas of simulation design and data provisioning that requires future enhancement so that further training capabilities and fidelity can be realised.
Capt Richard De Crespigny discusses his experiences at this HQ lecture.
This joint lecture in collaboration with the IMechE will cover the early development of the engine from 1960 to 1980 and reveal for the first time the full technical story behind the company going into receivership.
Careers in Aerospace LIVE is the only UK recruitment fair dedicated to aerospace and aviation and unites the Society's close links with industry and those seeking employment in aerospace and aviation. This is a unique opportunity to meet potential employers at the only UK recruitment 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.
The focus of this year's event is on Air Safety over recent years, key trends in technology and flight operations that are likely to drive the future aerospace industry.
The new CEO of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, will deliver the 2014 Brabazon Lecture. The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. Born in London on 8 February 1884, J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon became one of British aviation's true pioneers and, in his political career played an important role in the planning of civil aviation for the years following WW2.
Apache Ops in Afghanistan by Maj Simon Wilsey, OC 664 Sqn AAC
This conference aims to bring together the global research aircraft operating community to share lessons and capabilities, as well as future plans for both campaigns and facility improvements. This conference is aimed at all participants in the planning, management and execution of airborne research programmes, both manned and unmanned, and both scientifically and aeronautically oriented.