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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Museum Openings  

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FONFA is a charity established by aviation enthusiasts, veterans, authors and historians in the New Forest. FONFA museum is in a former RAF Sopley building. Derrit Lane, Sopley BH23 8AU. Turn first left as you enter the new housing estate

East Boldre This book tells the story of the pioneering flights from 1910 to 1920.

Thursday 8th November Bournemouth - Human Factors in Engineering 1/2 day course

Free to attend (fully funded) half-day workshop – Human Factors in Engineering. Cobham Special Missions trainer (Neville Stops) will be offering Human Factors in Engineering workshops (EASA) at Bournemouth Airport. This will be an interactive workshop which will include training exercises. Email  DNewmanATchristchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk. When booking please confirm: AM or PM session, Delegates Name and Job Title (this is to assist the trainer in tailoring the workshop). Please note that the workshops are limited to 24 delegates on a first come first served basis.   Initially we will limit numbers to 3 delegates per organisation.  

Thursday 8th  November  Heathrow – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Heathrow Branch Lecture ****

Surrey Satellite Technology: The First 60 Years by Anita Bernie, Director of Exploration Missions & Institutional Relations at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL). Space is an extraordinary business and the UK is a world leader in the space sector punching above its weight in the space revolution. Over the past 30 years, SSTL has firmly established itself as the world’s leading small satellite manufacturer. This lecture will provide the audience an overview of how the company began, what the business is working on today and what it intends to do in the future. The talk will also discuss the common themes that have, and will continue, to influence SSTL’s approach to improve access to space. Lectures at the RAeS Heathrow Branch take place at 18:15 British Airways HQ Waterside, London Heathrow Airport, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA. The Branch welcome both Members and Visitors! Please note that for security clearance to enter the BA Waterside base to attend the lecture, you MUST register at least two days in advance, preferably online via  http://tiny.cc/RAeSLHR, alternatively contact the Branch Secretary William Li via email  HeathrowATaerosociety.com  or mobile 07936 392799.  

Thursday 8th  November Southampton – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Wessex Event ****

Submarine Rescue by Steve Thorpe, WO1, from the Royal Navy. The presentation will give an overview into UK submarine escape and rescue training, also discussing the UK involvement in the search for ARA San Juan.   With over 30 years’ experience in the operation of submarines and currently a senior instructor at the submarine Escape Training Tank, ensuring that UK submarine escape training meets the required standard, along with being involved in the a new £25 million facility in Faslane. Steve Thorpe, WO1, from the Royal Navy is best placed to give an insightful technical lecture on rescuing individuals from a submarine. Joint Southern Branch Event. 18:00 to 20:00. Venue Physics, Lecture Theatre B, Building 46, Room 2003, University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ.  https://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Wessex/event-detail?id=15388  

Friday 9th November Lyndhurst - New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture
A complete change for this month from the invisible (submarines) to the improbable (helicopters). As a prelude to several rotary wing talks through 2019 is 'Army Helicopters ' by Brigadier Denzil Sharp AFC. Few aircraft have had as much influence on the Army's operations as the helicopter whether in conventional operations, peacekeeping, or in support of the civil population especially in mobility. Denzil will  give us a “tour d'horizon” of the history of Army helicopters. He first served in the Royal Tank Regiment before helicopter pilot training and transfer to the Army Air Corps. As Commander Aviation he was responsible for over 240 operational aircraft world-wide.

See our website  www.nfag.info

Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £4 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson:  stephen.robson10ATbtopenworld.com  

Friday 9th  November London -  Careers in Aerospace and Aviation LIVE 2018

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Autumn recruitment fair, now entering its 13th year, brings together our strong industry partnerships and thriving network of members, from students and graduates seeking apprenticeships and graduate employment, to experienced professionals and service leavers looking to make their next career move. Exhibitor registration is now open for the 2018 event, offering you a unique opportunity to be part of the only UK recruitment event dedicated to the aerospace and aviation community. Please contact  rosalind.azouziATaerosociety.com  for exhibitor details.  Morning Session - 10:00 - 12:45, Afternoon Session - 13:00 -15:45.


Sunday 11th  November Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Preparing for Peace. A special event to commemorate Armistice and the end of the Great War. We'll be looking at the effect on Brooklands and the surrounding Surrey area as hostilities came to an end and the country prepared for peace. We are delighted that there will be a performance of Four Families of the Fallen, four short plays based on names found on the Memorial Board in St James' Church, Weybridge. They are performed by the Quickfix Theatre Co and produced by the RC Sherriff Trust. We will also be looking at aspects of the war with some personal reminiscences by Brooklands Members about their ancestor's role in the war. Free Event but reserve your place by email. 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. Afternoon Tea in the Bluebird Room from 2.30pm. Doors 4pm Napier Room. Pre-bookings only. To reserve your place email  talksATbrooklandsmembers.co.uk  or phone 01932 857381 ext 226.


Monday 12th  November Andover - Andover Strut Meeting

The Andover Strut meets on the 2nd Monday in the month at Popham Airfield (EGHP). Visitors welcome.   We normally gather at around 19:30 for a 20:00 start. Tea, coffee and  biscuits  available throughout the evening.  http://www.andoverstrut.org.uk   

Monday 12th  November Reading – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hampshire & Dorset Group Event

Transport Research Laboratory update - Including connected autonomous vehicle trials (platooning) Jim Chappell BSc FCILT The Transport Research Laboratory, more commonly known as TRL, is a centre of excellence for future transport; we provide innovative research, technology and software solutions for surface transport modes and related markets of automotive, motorsport, insurance and energy. Independent from government, industry and academia, TRL provides organisations with the evidence-base to enable future innovation in transport. Core areas of expertise include transport safety; vehicle engineering & simulation; investigations & major incident forensics; human factors & behavioural science; intelligent transport systems; infrastructure asset management; and sustainability & climate change. 18:00 - 20:00, Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 1QH. Meeting Point: Soane Space. As is customary, the group will continue informal discussions in an adjacent pub from 2000 hours. Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.   Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email:  membershipATciltuk.org.uk  quoting the event code: TVG0365


Tuesday 13th November Bournemouth -  Bournemouth Red Arrows Association event

Bournemouth Red Arrows Association presents  "Aviation and Space medicine in the UK" by Dr Terry Martin.  In addition to managing the UK’s largest air ambulance service, Capital Air Ambulance, Dr Terry Martin is a Consultant and Associate Clinical Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. Dr Martin started his career as a Royal Air Force doctor, qualified as a helicopter pilot and has been involved in the organisation, practice, research and teaching of civilian and military aeromedical transport since 1983. Previous roles include Chief Medical Officer at Europ Assistance, Trauma Registrar with the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, Senior Medical Officer at the former RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine and Locum Director of the Medical Service of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel gate 7:00pm  for a 7:30 start. Members £1, non-members £3. Contact  9redjetsAToutlook.com.  https://www.bmthreds.co.uk/  

Tuesday 13th  November Salisbury – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Dorset & S.Wilts local network Lecture ****

Practicalities of Implementing Autonomous Driving Cars by Ray Marshall of NXP Semiconductors. With the push towards autonomous driving cars this lecture explores some of the practicalities of implementing these vehicles. The lecture will explore: the reasons for autonomous driving, the 5 levels of autonomous driving, the different types of sensors, configuration of sensors, safety and fail operation, processing performance and predicted time scales and rollout of autonomous driving. South Wiltshire UTC, Wilton Road, Salisbury SP2 7EU. Programme 18:00 Arrival and Refreshments, 18:30 Lecture followed by Questions, 19:30 Q&A 20:00 End. Contacts John Savage tel 01725 510397 or Anna Gilbert 07876 777126.  https://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Wessex/event-detail?id=15763


Tuesday 13th  November Fareham - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Solent Network Lecture ****

IET Wiring Regulations: The Impact of the 18th Edition Geoff Cronshaw CEng FIET, Chief Electrical Engineer, Standards and Compliance, the IET Hear about the important changes in the new IET Wiring Regulations 18th edition from the IET's Chief Engineer (Standards and Compliance), who has been closely involved in the 18th edition and who will explain the changes and answer your questions. 18:30   Refreshments, 19:00   Lecture followed by Question and Answer session, 20:45   Finish (estimated time).   Bishopfield Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO141NH


Tuesday 13th November Southampton - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Solent Lecture ****

A350 - diverse future. Lecture by Andy Reynolds, UK Chief Engineer for A350 at Airbus. With the A350 fleet growing to 200 aircraft and the A350-1000 now in service, what does the future hold for this aircraft family? Find out from the A350 Chief Engineer himself in this exciting and informative lecture.  An engineer with more than twenty years successful experience in the aerospace sector. Andy has provided technical leadership during the development of aircraft systems and project leadership during the development of aircraft structures. He has worked with and led international teams and has extensive experience of working with partners in Europe, North America and the Far East. 18:30. Portland   Building University of Portsmouth Portland Street Portsmouth, PO1 3AH. Contact Chris Taylor 01489 445627 email  secretaryATsolent-raes.org.uk  or Mike Westby Secretary 01980 556600 email  solentATaerosociety.com.  www.solent-raes.org.uk  

Wednesday 14th  November Winchester - Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series

It’s about time by Professor Don Kurtz (University of Central Lancashire). Days, weeks, months, years and more... Hear about Roman Emperors, Zulu Wars, Rider Haggard, Thomas Hardy, the English time riots and how the days of the week got their names in an amusing and informative tour of the Western calendar. 4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium  in Winchester, Telegraph Way,  Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.  http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/visitor-information/whats-on/space-lectures/  

Thursday 15th November Weymouth - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Dorset and South Wilts Network Lecture ****

"Digital Addiction" by Presented by Dr Raian Ali, Associate Professor in Computing, Bournemouth University. Dr Ali will talk about his research into the engineering of digital motivation solutions (Gamification, Persuasive Technology, Incentive Centred Design, etc.), the elicitation and management of transparency requirements in information systems as well as the design of systems which are receptive and responsive to the feedback of their users, preferably called citizens. He will explain Digital Addiction which he defines as a problematic relationship with digital media characterized by properties such as being excessive, obsessive, compulsive, impulsive and hasty. He will focus on the principles, methods and tools needed to engineer addiction-aware technology able help people to predict, realize and combat addictive usage styles. 18:30 Tea, 19:00 Lecture starts, 20:00 Q&A 20:30 Close. Weymouth College, Fleet Building, Cranford Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT47LQ. Contact Andrew Criswick. Tel:  01305 212926, mob: 07867 843475 Email:  andrew.criswickATuk.atlas-elektronik.com.  http://www.theiet.org/events/local/257538.cfm?nxtid=  

Saturday 17th November Beaulieu - Friends of The National Motor Museum Trust Lecture

Jim Reynolds talks to Peter Williams. Peter Williams’ eleven years of motorcycle road racing was, in his own words, “the time of my life”. He read recently that sons subconsciously try to do better than their fathers. Unconsciously he certainly followed in his father’s footsteps. Jack Williams was a very good road racer and an inventive and meticulous engineer and by Peter’s own admission, was much better than him in the latter respect.   Peter was lucky that, in a way, he had two fathers, the second one being Tom Arter. As his sponsor for almost all of the eleven years, Arter said “No” only once.   He financed Peter’s engineering ideas on the Arter Matchless, which all came together on the 1973 John Player Norton ‘Monocoque.’ The evening will begin at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Collections Centre, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.   A bar will be available for the purchase of beers, wines, soft drinks and tea and coffee. The evenings will conclude at around 10.00 pm.   Tickets are £10.00 each for non-members; £7.50 for members.   For further information and to purchase tickets please contact Theresa Browning on  01590 614792 or email  theresa.browningATbeaulieu.co.uk.


Monday 19th  November Bristol - IMarEST & RINA Western Joint Branch Lecture

RRS Sir David Attenborough Jonathan Strachan Houlder. 19:00 – Refreshments 19:25 – Lecture start.   Lecture Theatre 1N05, Building N, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY. Access via Coldharbour Lane. Free parking on campus from 17:00Email to :  secretary.wjbATimarest.org


Tuesday 20th  November  Farnborough - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Farnborough Lecture ****

The operation of small/medium drones - lessons learned Dr Stephen Prior, University of Surrey. 19:00 - 21:30. BAE Systems, The Park Centre, Farnborough, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, Aerospace Boulevard, Farnborough GU14 6XN. Contact Ian Pigram email  pigramikATbp.com  or Dr Mike Philpot 01252 614618.


Tuesday 20th  November Salisbury – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation

Stories from a Bush Pilot - Paul Catanach.   Monthly presentations 18:30 for 19:00. Entrance Members free and Non-members £5 (includes access to the collection). Venue BDAC conference room Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury,   Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ. Tel: 01722 323636.


Tuesday 20th November Salisbury - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Boscombe Down Lecture ****

UltraFan. Rolls-Royce UltraFan is scheduled for commercial service entry in 2025, for potential applications such as Boeing’s New Midsize Aircraft. For a production UltraFan engine, Rolls-Royce is targeting a bypass ratio of 15:1, an overall pressure ratio of 70:1, and a 25 percent fuel burn improvement over the first-generation Trent engines. UltraFan production-engine versions would offer thrust levels scalable from 25,000 pounds to more than 100,000 pounds.   Refreshments from 5pm, Lecture starts 5:15pm Lecture Theatre (adjacent to main restaurant), MOD Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, SP4 0JF.   Visitors must register at least 4 days in advance with name and car registration.   Email Branch Secretary  secretaryATBoscombeDownRAES.org


Tuesday 20th November  Swindon - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Swindon Lecture ****

AutoAir - Connecting Autonomous Vehicles Peter Claydon - Director of 5G Research Airspan Communication Ltd and Project Director AutoAir. Peter Stoker - Chief Engineer, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Millbrook Proving Ground. Do autonomous vehicles need to be connected? Can they be connected? Given that mobile coverage on Britain’s roads is at best patchy, what is the prognosis? These questions and more will be answered in the context of the Millbrook AutoAir project. 18:30 Light Refreshments, 19:00 Lecture Starts and 20:30 Close. Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN21DY.  http://www.theiet.org/events/local/255665.cfm  

Wednesday 21st November Poole  - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Dorset & S.Wilts local network Lecture ****

A Presentation of Electric Vehicle Chargers and Their Technology by Siemens mobility. Nick Ebsworth and Simon White Siemens Mobility, Intelligent Traffic Systems. Electric vehicles are at the cusp of becoming mainstream with the cost of ownership dropping and a growth in availability from all the major car manufactures. Your next car may be an electric vehicle.   This is a presentation about public electric vehicle charges; the standards and the technologies employed in their design. 18:30-21:00. Create Lecture Theatre Fusion Building Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Heath Poole BH125BB. Organised by the UK - SW:Dorset & S.Wilts local network. Contact Andrew Criswick. Tel:  01305 212926, mob: 07867 843475 Email:  andrew.criswickATuk.atlas-elektronik.com  http://www.theiet.org/events/local/257199.cfm

Wednesday 21st November Bournemouth – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hampshire & Dorset Group Event

Putting the colour back into Yellow Buses, Bournemouth David Squire FCILT, Managing Director, Yellow Buses Bournemouth David Squire FCILT is our host for a visit to Yellow Buses at their Bournemouth depot and headquarters. David will focus on his first year of leadership of the company and explain the business transformation that it has comprised. This has delivered a major network change with new route numbering and those routes are now colour-coded to assist customer understanding. David will also explain the communication and marketing of these changes as well as showing how technology and fleet improvements will underwrite its continued success. This is a special opportunity to learn about the complexities of delivering improvements to a transport operation that has to delight its customers. 18:30 (for 18:45) - 21:00. Yellow Buses, Yeomans Way, Bournemouth BH8 0BQ. Meeting Point:  Park in staff car park only and then proceed to Reception A light buffet will be provided. Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email:  membershipATciltuk.org.uk  quoting the event code: HDG0347

Wednesday 21st  November Aldershot - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Farnborough & Guildford Lecture ****

An introduction to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) by Alexander Mason-Campbell CEng MIMechE RPP MAPM MCMI Alexander has worked as an RAIB inspector since February 2017. He previously worked for the Ministry of Defence in technical and project management related roles. Meet from 19:00 with the lecture starting at 19:30. This is a free lecture which is open to everybody. Venue Royal Pavillion, Wellesley Rd Aldershot GU11 1PZ. Contact  Tim Gillman mob 0785 1229081.  http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Thameswey/Farnborough---Guildford-Area/event-detail?id=15151  

Thursday 22nd November Farnborough - Farnborough Aerospace Consortium Annual Conference 2018

The FAC Annual Conference and Exhibition is the highlight of the calendar each year. Jeremy Greaves, vice president, UK Corporate Affairs and Strategy at Airbus Group, will address the conference, as will a Brexit advisor from ADS. Ian Parker of Human Powered Flight will be speaking, as will someone from BEIS – the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy – about funding in support of the aerospace industry. Venue Tylney Hall near Hook in Hampshire. There are also some exhibition packages remaining as well as sponsorship opportunities.  www.fac.org.uk/fac-annual-conference

 FAC Annual Conference 2018


A varied and innovative selection of speakers


Thursday 22nd  November Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture ****

Development of the Stratos 714 Single-engined Turbofan. 7pm for prompt lecture start at 7:30pm. Bournemouth University Poole House, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB.   This event may be used for anyone pursuing professional recognition, or further development, as evidence for your  CPD  records and we can provide a Certificate of Attendance. Contact Roger Starling e-mailrogerstarling593ATbtinternet.com  or  rogerstarlingATme.com  tel 01929 553822.


Thursday 22nd  November  Reading - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Berkshire Local Network Lecture ****

EC3 lecture Deep Learning in Hardware Learn about Deep Learning - using Hardware This event is free of charge and open to all, with refreshments at 19.00, lecture at 19:30. Venue University of Reading, Whiteknights
Shinfield Road, Reading, West Berkshire RG66UR. Contact Prof Richard Mitchell  
rjmitchellATtheiet.org  for more information.  https://communities.theiet.org/communities/events/item/258/77/21665


Thursday 22nd  November Bournemouth – Careers in Engineering

To encourage young people into engineering and showcase specific engineering companies entry routes. In addition to the range of employers and the key note speaker there will be tours of Curtiss-Wrights new premises. 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Curtiss-Wright, Bournemouth International Airport, Dorset  BH23 6HH. Lead Partners Curtiss-Wright, the Grange School, Twynham School, Christchurch and East Dorset Councils plus local companies AIM Altitude, Cobham, Eaton, Honeywell Aerospace and Ultra Electronics. Contact Duncan Newman, Economic Development Officer, Christchurch and East Dorset Councils tel: 01202 795528, Email:  DNewmanATchristchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk


Thursday 22nd  November  Gosport - Gosport Aviation Society (GAS) Meeting

'Doc' Martin - 'Operating and Flying the Wasp Helicopter.' 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Meetings are held at the Stubbington Snooker Club. Entry charge of £3.00 for visitors. Contact Bob Wealthy Tel 01329 315561.solentaeromarineAThotmail.com


Sunday 25th November Salisbury - Museum of Army Flying Event

We're delighted that Mark Watson is coming to the Museum of Army Flying in Middle Wallop as part of his MW tour. After more than 100 dates on the road in 2016 with his best-reviewed show to date 'I'm Not Here', and a similarly marathon effort with the previous tour, Mark Watson is amazed to find there are STILL some areas of the country he's not visited much, and some towns that have been neglected altogether. It's hard to be everywhere at once, so he's narrowed it down to a sensible plan: for the next tour, Watson will only visit places with M or W, his initials - as they've already shown a commitment by having those names in the first place. A few of these will be favourite old haunts like Winchester or Manchester, but quite a few of them are the result of Googling and quite a number are so remote that we won't know they definitely exist until we get there. Also, some aren't actually towns so much as trains (from Marylebone to Wycombe), or ferries (across the Mersey), or a helicopter museum (in the double-point-scoring Middle Wallop).    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.  Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY.  http://www.armyflying.com/events/


Monday 26th  November Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

A Day in the Life of a 747 Captain by Kim Sharman. Kim Sharman has led the life of an aviator.   From his youth he wondered where he was bound in life, and joined the Fleet Air Arm in 1965, and the rest, as they say, is history!  

Kim flew Sea Vixen fighters in the Royal Navy, serving for two operational tours on HMS Eagle. After leaving the Royal Navy, he joined BOAC as a First Officer on the VC10. Thereafter he joined Cathay Pacific, flying firstly the Boeing 707, and then the Boeing 747 (Jumbo), where he became a captain, until he retired in 1998. All welcome. 19:00 for 19:30 start. Chichester Park Hotel, behind Sainsbury’s on the Chichester By-pass. Entrance fee to each meeting members £3/non-members £5. Contact David Batcock on 01243-823007 or email  infoATairaces.org.uk.


Wednesday 28th  November  Yeovil - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Yeovil Event

Celebrating 50 years of the Westland Sea King The first US built Sea King arrived at Avonmouth in 1966 with the first Westland built aircraft, commenced its final assembly in 1968, taking to the air a year later. Since then, the Yeovil built aircraft have served with distinction with many operators in a variety of military and para-military roles across the globe. Delegates are invited to attend this seminar at the Leonardo Helicopters facility in Yeovil, Somerset. Registration will open at 09:30, with the seminar commencing at 10:30 and finishing at 16:30. For this seminar to be held at Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil, the RAeS Yeovil Branch will be pleased to facilitate your attendance and will complete all local arrangements for final registration, access to the Leonardo Helicopters site (for which pre-registration and photo identification are essential requirements) and advice re local transportation arrangements. For this purpose the branch e-mail contact is  jeremy_grahamATbtinternet.com. Arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments will be provided as well as a buffet lunch. Should delegates have any special dietary requirements, these should be declared to the branch contact as soon as possible. Non-Member £30.00 + VAT or RAeS Member £20.00 + VAT  Leonardo Helicopters, Lysander Road, Yeovil BA20 2YB.


Wednesday 28th  November  Weybridge - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Weybridge Lecture ****

The 66th R.K.Pearson Memorial Lecture - the Ultrafan Demonstrator by Andy Geer, Rolls-Royce, Chief Engineer & Head of Programme Ultrafan - Bringing the next generation of gas turbine technology to life. All are welcome and there is an entry donation of £2.50 at the door. Lecture 18:45 - 20:00. Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN. Open for non RAeS members, entrance fee £2.50. Ken Davies tel 01483 531529.  kenmodaviesATaol.com


Thursday 29th  November Yeovil - Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture

Speaker: Cdre Jock Alexander OBE MA FRAeS, Chief Executive, Fly Navy Heritage Trust, Fly Navy Heritage Gifts and Christmas cards will be available to buy.   Lectures are held in the FAAM auditorium on the last Thursday of each month (except August and December) at 19.30. SoFFAAM Fleet Air Arm Museum, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Ilchester BA22 8HT. The entry price is £7.00. (unless otherwise stated). Non-members are welcome. The price includes light refreshments, including a glass of wine. These are very popular events and numbers are limited.  Members can buy tickets online or telephone the Museum Shop (01935 842617 or 01935 842616) to order and tickets can be posted out or collected from the Museum. More details and ticket bookings at the SOFFAAM website  www.fleetairarmfriends.org.uk

Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum


Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum. The Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) was formed in 1979. A thriving and active organisation, its object is the education of the public by promotion, support, assistance and improvement of the museum through the activities of a group of members.




Monday 3rd  December Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Battle of Britain - Making the Movie Popular Speaker Phil Holt returns with a look at the "Battle of Britain" movie. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the making of this iconic movie, released in 1969. The bulk of the ground and air sequences were filmed in 1968 and Phil drawing on the stories of pilots who flew some of the air sequences and air traffic controllers who co-ordinated many of the stunning aerial sequences, which are still regarded as a masterpiece of cinematography, this is the story behind how one of the most pivotal battles in UK history was produced for Panavision Wide Screen (including some large helpings of good fortune).   The talk begins at 7.30pm, there is no reserved seating. This event is held in the Napier Room in the historic clubhouse at Brooklands. The Members Bar is open from 6pm and hot food is available in the Blue Bird Room. Ticket Information, Members £2 Non Members £7.   Pay on the night.   For evening talks please use the Campbell Gate Entrance off Brooklands Road. The postcode for SatNavs for this entrance is KT13 0QN. This entrance is shared with JTI and signed ‘JTI Members Hill’. Tickets are available online or via the BTM Office on 01932 857381 ext 226 Mon to Fri.talksATbrooklandsmembers.co.uk.


Wednesday 5th  December Salisbury -  Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Wessex Area Arnold Barks Lecture ****

Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture 2018. Jet Suit by Richard Browning Chief Test Pilot and Founder of Aeronautical Innovation Company, Gravity Industries. Launched in March 2017, the dream was to re-imagine human flight with an elegant partnership between mind, body and machine, exploiting leading edge technology. This vision lead to the creation of the Gravity Industries Jet Suit. Gravity has to date been experienced by over a billion people globally with video views alone running at more than 60m within seven days of launch. In the first 12 months Gravity executed 46 flight events across 16 countries including four TED talks. Richard and the team are delivering on the vision to build Gravity into a world class aeronautical engineering business, challenge perceived boundaries in human aviation, and inspire a generation to dare ask ‘what if…’. 6:30pm - 9:30pm Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin St, Salisbury, SP1 3UT. £10 per ticket includes wine and canapé reception. Both members of the IMechE and non-members are welcome to attend this event. To book online, select the number of tickets and  click the "Book now" link above,  then proceed to the Shopping Cart and sign in using your online account details. Alternatively, you can pay by BACS /  cheque, email for details  http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Wessex/event-detail?id=15628

Jet Suit by Richard Browning (Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture)


A chance to hear from Gravity Founder, Richard Browning on the creation of the Jet Suit Launched in March 2017, the dream was to reimagine human flight with an elegant partnership between mind, body and machine, exploiting leading edge technology. This vision lead to the creation of the Gravity Industries Jet Suit. Gravity has to date been experienced by over a billion people globally. In the first 12 months Gravity executed 46 flight events across 16 countries including 4 TED talks

Wednesday 5th  December  Swindon – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Swindon Branch Lecture ****

Challenges of an RAF Airfield Ops Director. Wg.Cdr. Nick Worrell OC Ops. Brize Norton.  19:00 – 20:30  The Montgomery Theatre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham SN6 8LA. ID will be required at the gate (Driving Licence/Passport). Young persons aged 15-18 are entitled to attend branch lectures free of charge. They must be accompanied by an adult who will also be entitled to attend free of charge. The base will deny access if compliance is not adhered to. Please reply as soon as possible, to Colin Irvin at:    raeswindonATgmail.com  or  DASATaerosoecity.com

Tuesday 11th December Salisbury - Joint RAeS/IMechE/IET Lecture ****

The ICARUS Wingsuit Project. Dr. Grubisic is British FAI PPC silver medallist for wingsuit performance skydiving. British PPC record holder for distance flown in competition, Wingsuit BASE jumper, Jet suit pilot and Lecturer of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Southampton. Lecture held in the lecture theatre at  QinetiQ, Boscombe Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JF. Tea and coffee is usually served from 17:00. Lecture begins at 17:15

Southampton Model Aeroplane Club

East Boldre - Click here

Commemorating the end of WW1 - 10/11 November