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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Next Museum Opening  

Sun 16Sep18

See website here

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. Click here  

29Jun18 a one off event about two aviation pioneers, one talk is by a visiting Canadian about the first Flight of the British Empire

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Thursday 30th August - Sunday 2nd September - Bournemouth Air Festival 2018

Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has  entertained more than 9.2 million people since 2008. By the sea and free! https://bournemouthair.co.uk/

Thursday 30th August - Sunday 2nd September - Charles Rolls Memorial Trust (CRMT) - Bournemouth Promenade at the Boscombe end of the Air Festival event
CRMT will have a gazebo entitled   - First Bournemouth Airshow 2010 - The Trust remit is to advance the education of the public in the subject of Charles Rolls (co-founder of Rolls-Royce)     and the first   British International Aviation Meeting in 1910. Visit us to learn about the fatal flight of Rolls and why the Meeting was held in the Bournemouth suburb of Southbourne.   Learn about the proposed heritage patio project for which donations will be welcome and there will also be the opportunity to join the Trust as associate members. Gliders and kites will be on sale with profits going to the Trust. See

Sunday 2nd September Salisbury - Old Sarum Airfield 'Vintage Sunday' Event

Our popular event for vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and aircraft. Join us on the first Sunday of every month for this informal gathering. Free. Arrivals from 10am. Free landings at Old Sarum for all aircraft registered before 1960. Reduced entry (£5) to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection for pilots of pre-1960 aircraft and drivers/riders of classic and vintage cars and motorbikes. On arrival, please follow the signs and look out for marshals who will direct you to a dedicated parking area.   Cars and motorbikes must not enter the active airfield.   Information on events at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection can be found on Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Boscombe-Down-Aviation-Collection-330939183658923/  or at  www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk

Tuesday 4th September Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Motorcycle Legends - Peter Hickman "Hicky" is currently racing in the British Superbikes Championship aboard a BMW S1000RR for Smiths Racing. He currently holds the record for the fastest newcomer at the Isle of Man TT for which he prepared by driving the course 70 times in a hire car! He has won the TT twice and had seven podium positions. He was also fastest newcomer at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix. You can meet "Hicky" at this event where he will be in conversation with Steve Parrish.   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 £8 Non Members £15.   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.

Tuesday 4th September Bristol - Institution of Civil Engineers South West (ICE) Event ****

Success and potential failure of engineering computational design, Bristol in recent decades, digital tools have fundamentally changed the way that engineers and other designers collaborate throughout a project. The use of computational tools has enabled much greater versatility within creative design and allowed results to quickly inform the project team’s creative thought process. However, the methodology can also hide an inherent contradiction between creative freedom and practical constraint. This event is FREE and open to all (including the general public). Sandwiches and refreshments are available from 18:00 with the talk commencing at 18:30. University of Bristol Pugsley Lecture Theatre Queen’s Building, University Walk Bristol BS8 1TR https://www.ice.org.uk/events/success-and-potential-failure-of-engineering If you experience any issues, please contact the event administrator: natalie.willsATice.org.uk

Tuesday 4th September Eastleigh – Bishop’s Waltham Aviation Group Lecture

"The Taranto Raid" - Kim Sharman.   Doors  open at 7:45pm with presentation starting at 8:00pm. We meet in the Church Hall, off Free Street Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire SO32 1EE. A location map and directions can be found in the 'ABOUT' section of this site. The fee for each meeting is normally £2.50p. Website www.bwavg.co.uk.

Wednesday 5th September Romsey - South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

''v1 to B747 - My Life and Career” a talk by Steve Thirkettle. All meetings 7.30 for 7.45pm start. Romsey Working Men's Conservative Club. Non-members very welcome (£4 on the door). Contact Phil Wiltshire philccbwAThotmail.co.uk.

Wednesday 5th September Christchurch - Christchurch Aviation Society Lecture

Battle of Britain 1935 Speaker Steve Robson.   The dark months and incredible deeds of the few in 1940 are well covered in many books and films. How was a small number of novice fighter pilots in novel aircraft types able to prevent a battle experienced, well trained, well-motivated and larger force from gaining air superiority? Programme Secretary, Robert Wilson, Tel: 01425 271202 or email progsecATchristchurchavsoc.co.uk

Wednesday 5th September Swindon -   Institution of Civil Engineers South West (ICE) Event ****

Intelligent Infrastructure – experience on the Western route. In the last five years the UK rail network has seen an expansion of wayside monitoring of infrastructure with over 60,000 assets now monitored nationally through various configurations. This fixed monitoring supplements data collected from an established fleet of specific measurement trains and vehicles. The presentation explores the lessons learned in managing the business processes associated with rapid expansion of infrastructure monitoring in the western route, using field examples to illustrate success and improvements. 18:00 - 20:30 Venue Western House, Network Rail, 1 Holbrook Way, Swindon SN1 1BD. If you experience any issues, please contact the event administrator: Barbara Sweet e: icesw.adminATice.org.uk

Friday 7th – Thursday 13th September ADS Defence & Aerospace Technology Roadshow 2018

Fri 7th Sept - BAE or Airbus Bristol

Mon 10th Sept - Cobham Mission Systems - Wimborne                                    

Tues 11th Sept  - Ultra PALS - Cheltenham                                                           

Wed 12th Sept  - Rolls Royce - Bristol                                                 

Thurs 13th Sept – Leonardo (Agusta Westland) - Yeovil

Monday 10th September Reading – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hampshire & Dorset Group Event

Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive, CILT(UK) will open the Thames Valley Group's 2018/19 event season with a keynote presentation on how the new CILT strategy, created in 2018, will take the Institute forward. The vision for CILT, agreed with the Board is to create an Institute that is essential to the members, inspires our audiences, and delivers experiences that are loved, for life. Kevin will talk through how he plans to deliver this and the issues that are being tackled to position CILT as we move forwards into and beyond our centenary in 2019.   This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from the top where our Institute is going, discuss your own concerns and aspirations for our wide ranging profession, and ask the CEO in person any questions you have about the CILT strategy and your Sector's place in the greater scheme of things!   As usual, informal discussion will continue in the adjacent pub after the event. Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH. Meeting Point: Soane Space. Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided. Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membershipATciltuk.org.uk. Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: Free

Monday 10th September 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


Tuesday  September 11th Bournemouth - Bournemouth Red Arrows Association Meeting

Our  next meeting will be on at Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel Gate. We will meet for drinks from 7pm and our guest speaker  at  7:30pm will be Phil Cottrell from the National Police Air Service. (Bournemouth Police Helicopter). In order to continue with raising funds for charity  we have decided that we will be putting a donation box at the door with a suggested minimum  £1 donation for members and £3 for non-members. Contact Chairman Ian Vincent email 9redjetsAToutlook.com

Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th September Southampton - SAMPE Conference 2018

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE). THEME: Large Structures in Composite Engineering Conference 2018. Hilton Ageas Bowl. https://www.sampe-europe.org/conferences/sampe-conference-18-southampton

Tuesday 11th September Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

AutoCar Editor-in-Chief, Steve Cropley, looks at the current crop of electric vehicles and leads a discussion on the car you will be driving in ten years’ time. 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.

Tuesday 11th September Farnborough - Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Association

"High altitude, long endurance flight, where Farnborough still leads the World" by Paul Brooks.   Non-members are welcome to attend subject to a donation to FAST of £5 per head. All talks take place at 7:30pm in the Village Hotel, Pinehurst Road,   IQ Business Park,   Farnborough, Hampshire   GU14 7BF, unless otherwise stated. Fluor Ltd have kindly made their Multi-storey car park available for attendees at the FAST talk to use. http://www.airsciences.org.uk/

Thursday 13th September Weymouth - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Dorset & S.Wilts local network Lecture ****

An insight into Solar Metallization R&D Presented by Richard Willshere, Director Alternative Energy Printing Solutions The talk outlines the roller coaster   experience of   establishing a new business division in a fast moving industry driven by ever increasing demands for more performance and lower costs. You are the seed employee and it's down to you. Along the way you must keep the confidence of the executive team as you convince them to invest in your ideas. You have 12 months to build a team and deliver your first product to the market. 10 years on with a third generation product line the company sets itself to become a leading player in the photovoltaic equipment market. Tea from 6:30pm, Talk starts at 7pm, Q&A: 8pm. Finish by 8:30pm. Wessex Room, Weymouth College, Fleet Building, Cranford Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT47LQ. Organised by the UK - SW:Dorset & S.Wilts local network. Contact Andrew Criswick 01305 212926 for more information. http://www.theiet.org/events/local/254734.cfm

Thursday 13th September Heathrow – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Heathrow Branch Lecture ****

The X-35 vs X-32: the F35 competitive concept demo by Rear Admiral Simon Henley, RAeS President. Lectures at the RAeS Heathrow Branch take place at 18:15 Waterside Theatre,  Harmondsworth UB7 0GA. Visitors welcome but for Security clearance to enter the BA Waterside base to attend the lecture contact Branch Secretary, Dr. Ana M Pedraz on  07936 392799  or preferably by email to  secretary.raeslhrATgmail.com.

Friday 14th September Lyndhurst - New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture
‘Barnes Wallis - Airships to Astrophysics’ by Peter Rix. There is also a short introduction to "The People's Mosquito"   by Alan Pickford.  Sir Barnes Wallis is best known for the bouncing bomb used in the Dambusters raid but his inventions and science cover a far wider spectrum of activity and equipment. A smaller development of the Dambuster bomb was designed for use against shipping and was tested in the New Forest using Mosquitos hence our short second billing to introduce the project to return a UK-built Mosquito to our skies. Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £4 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson:  

Saturday 15th September Beaulieu - Friends of The National Motor Museum Trust Lecture

F1 Cars: An Engineering Challenge. What is Formula 1? Why does a Formula 1 car look the way it does? How do the teams go about designing  the cars? What are the main contributors to the car performance? These questions and more will be answered by Steve Fenwick, Head of Full-Size Car CFD at Renault Sport Racing.   The races we watch on TV are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the people and effort involved: hear about the intense, highly skilled work that you don’t see on TV, that takes place 24 hours a day at the team factories, just to take two cars racing somewhere in the World every couple of weeks. Join Steve for a look into the design, performance and complexity of modern-day F1 racing cars, including insights into the F1 world away from the TV cameras, at the pinnacle of automotive engineering. The evening will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Collections Centre at 7.30 pm. The Museum will be open from 6.00 pm (at no extra charge). A pay bar will be available in the Collections Centre for the purchase of beers, wines and soft drinks. Tickets are £7.50 for members of the Friends of the National Motor Museum, £10.00 for non-members. https://nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/f1-cars-an-engineering-challenge/

Saturday 15th September Gatwick - Gatwick Aviation Museum Fun Day

This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British aircraft from the "golden age" of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970's British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. From post war to cold war, this museum clearly shows that timeline in aviation terms. Fun Day 10am – 4pm. http://www.gatwick-aviation-museum.co.uk/

Sunday 16th September -   Bransgore (near Sopley) - Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Open day
The museum has a wealth of pictures and artefacts commemorating the aviation operations and aircraft of WW2 involving the 12 New Forest airfields and also the training airfield at East Boldre from WW1. Open from 10am-4pm for this open day for which the Trustees ask for a donation of £7.50 for adults, £3 for 10-16 year olds and 'under 10s' are free.     Service Veterans (pre-1961) are offered a concessionary rate of £3 on production of their service ID. Annual Membership £10, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £25, Life Membership £100. The museum is in Mosquito Way, accessed via the new housing estate BH23 8AU, off Derritt Lane, Bransgore. Turn left immediately on entering the estate.       See the Facebook page or   the website at
https://fonfasite.wordpress.com/   and   fonfa2010ATgmail.com

Tuesday 18th September Salisbury – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation

A varied Long Haul life - Colin Brewer. 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 18th September Bovington – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Wessex Event

Once again, we have been fortunate to be offered the opportunity of a guided visit of the Tank Hall. Group size is limited to twelve so please book online at our area webpage to avoid disappointment. Visit is free for all to attend. Food and refreshments are available on-site before the visit commences. 13.00 for 14:00, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 at Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset BH20 6JG. For more information please contact: John Kent, kentjekentATbtinternet.com Tel; 01202 693279. Book tickets at http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Wessex/Bournemouth-Area. For information about the Museum   http://www.tankmuseum.org/

Wednesday 19th September Farnborough - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Farnborough & Guildford Lecture ****

The DH-88 Comet of 1934 – Its present operating challenges and its contribution to British aviation by Roger 'Dodge' Bailey the nominated Chief Test Pilot for Cranfield Aerospace and is currently Chief Pilot for Shuttleworth and is also a Trustee. The DH-88 Comet Racer was built by DeHavilland in 1934 to compete in the ‘Great Air Race’ from England to Melbourne Australia.   Since winning that race the aircraft has had a somewhat chequered carrier suffering many mishaps resulting in varying periods of inactivity.   This presentation deals primarily with how the most recent return to service was ‘de-risked’ by a mixture of historical research, and analysis, and the precautions/preparations taken to mitigate the risk of a broken aeroplane which now had to operate from a more limiting and somewhat bumpy grass runway.   If time permits, links will also be made to associated aspects such as the race navigation techniques and the influence the design may have had on following aircraft This is a joint event with the RAeS Weybridge.   Please note the earlier time.   Meet from 18:15 with the lecture commencing at 18:45. Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0QN. Contact Martin Nash IMechE tel 01276 601476 or Ian Pigram email pigramikATbp.com or Dr Mike Philpot 01252 614618.

Thursday 20th September Poole -   Institution of Civil Engineers South West (ICE) Event ****

Creating an extraordinary visitor experience within the Stone Mines of Portland. 'The Journey' is the fruit of a new partnership between MEMO, Albion Stone and the Eden Project, who will operate the site. It will be housed in the 9m high tunnels of Albion's Mine accessed from the original MEMO site (Bower's Quarry) and presents a unique ancient/modern, real/virtual, interpretative experience without parallel anywhere in the world. The biodiversity subject is destined to remain an important global issue into the long term and is exquisitely appropriate to the evolutionary story embedded in the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast. RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ. For more information please contact: Joanne Mallard e: joanne.mallardATice.org.uk

Thursday 20th September Salisbury - Museum of Army Flying Event

From Auster to Apache, the birth of the Army Air Corps 'From Auster to Apache, the birth of the Army Air Corps'  will cover the birth of the WW2 RAF Air Observation Pilot squadrons and the post war events which led to the formation of the AAC as an independent striking force.   James Munro will be weaving the talk   around one particular aircraft - or series of aircraft - all of whom bore the name 'Dickson Pioneer'   A curry supper is available from the Museum of Flying's Apache Cafe team from 6pm (vegetarian meal also offered). Curry suppers are limited to 60, so book now to avoid disappointment. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.   £10 lecture, £7.50 supper.   Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY. http://www.armyflying.com/events/

Monday 24th September Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Five Decades in the Circus - the High Wire Act with No Net by Barry Tempest. Barry Tempest was one of the leading aerial display artistes in the world, and was entertaining the airshow crowds for five decades from 1958 until 2013 - some 55 years of fun and flying frolics, in the UK, Europe & the USA. In that period he had over 2,300 public airshow slots, most with the ‘Barnstormers Flying Circus’, that he co-founded in 1963. 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.

Tuesday 25th September Salisbury - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Boscombe Down Lecture ****

Kopter (title tbc).   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 secretaryATBosombeDownRAES.org

Thursday 27th September Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture ****

7pm for prompt lecture start at 7:30pm. Cobham Lecture Theatre, 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-mail rogerstarling593ATbtinternet.com or rogerstarlingATme.com tel 01929 553822.

Thursday 27th September Yeovil - Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture

Captain Eric (Winkle) Brown’s Biography, “Our Greatest Pilot” Speaker: Paul Beaver, FRSA FRAeS. Talks 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

Southampton Model Aeroplane Club