Elfyn Richards Prestige Lecture
Genesis of the Jet Ian Whittle, FRAeS
The presentation by Frank Whittle's son will describe the earliest proposal for turbojet propulsion and the subsequent development in Germany and the USA - with some flying adventures thrown in.
June 11 6.30 pm: Room EHB002,
Edward Herbert Building
Joint Event with Loughborough University
Department of Aero & Auto Engineering
Loughborough University MEng Final Year Aircraft Design Projects - short lecture series
This is an annual event in which a series of mini-lectures from groups of final year MEng students will describe the results obtained from their projects.
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Airworthiness in the Context of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Dewar Donnithorne-Tait, FRAeS
The current and evolving airworthiness regime for manned aviation has existed for many decades. Its principal focus is the safety of human life on board aircraft. Unmanned aircraft with no human life on board pose a range of issues for airworthiness and air traffic management. This lecture will identify and discuss such issues, leaving several questions which will need to be addressed
Joint meeting with LSU Flying Club
Lockheed Martin Space in the UK
Grant Lewis, Project Manager, Lockheed Martin
This talk will provide an overview of the Lockheed Martin Space business area before moving on to discuss the critical importance of Space to the United Kingdom and the need for the UK to have its own space launch capability. The talk will conclude by presenting the role of Lockheed Martin in supporting the creation of a UK launch capability.
Joint meeting with LSU Flying Club
Development of the F86 Sabre
Rod Dean, Aviation Consultant
The talk covering the Development of the F-86 focuses on the technical aspects of the aircraft, its initial configuration, the change to encompass the German swept wing research and the subsequent changes throughout the various marks of the aircraft.
Air Cdre (Rtd) Graham Pitchfork
The talk covers the development of the Buccaneer and its service in the Fleet Air Arm and the RAF. This includes carrier-borne, maritime and overland operations including the aircraft's involvement during the First Gulf War.
Selling Airlander George Lan
Executive Director - Sales, Hybrid Air Vehicles
During the course of the presentation we will cover a general aircraft overview, speak about our markets and give a programme update for both Airlander 10 and 50.
Although all lectures are presented live at our usual they are also available online simultaneously via Microsoft Teams: use the Join button to access. ( for instructions on how to use the MIcrosoft Teams facility.)
May 16 (ONLINE via TEAMS ONLY at 7.30pm)
Branch Annual General Meeting
All are welcome to attend but only RAeS and
Branch Subscribers are entitled to vote.
Sustainability in Aerospace - a Combustion Perspective
Dr Kenneth Young, Rolls-Royce Engineering Fellow.
The drive to sustainability in all sectors is clear and urgent and civil aerospace is no exception. Rolls Royce is playing a leading role in introducing and validating both sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and Hydrogen. In this lecture, the overall strategy and ambition of Rolls Royce with regard to sustainability will be covered followed by an explanation of what that means for the combustion section. The results of a recent Hydrogen engine test campaign will be presented and discussed.
Jointly sponsored by IMechE
Silver City Airways - Innovators in Air Transport
Stephen Hogarth, FRAeS, Loughborough Branch Treasurer
Within the space of 10 years in the middle of the last century the airline rose from being a small private charter company to being a large scheduled airline, and its role in the development of British air transport has become almost legendary. service which, in its heyday, crossed the English Channel up to 220 times each day.
A Lighter View of the Light Blue
Kenneth Moore, ex-RAF Navigator
You'll Fly Laughing - a humorous account of 34+ years as a navigator. All the silly bits from his life as a navigator to prove that you do need a sense of humour in the RAF. Burials at Sea, Desert patrols, Colonial misunderstandings and finally an appearance by a well know TV star! 'Captain! clear for take off!.