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Events list courtesy Adrian Thomson / RAeS Christchurch - Please contact the organiser for any queries and to check details before a long journey. Email addresses have AT instead of @. **** indicates CPD acceptable

Army Aviation Museum
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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Heritage Centre Openings  

2019 Open Days here website here

FONFA is a charity established by aviation enthusiasts, veterans, authors and historians in the New Forest. FONFA’s Heritage Centre is in a former RAF Sopley building.

Derrit Lane, Sopley BH23 8AU. Turn first left as you enter the new housing estate

East Boldre Book

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

Monday 15th April Bath - IMarEST & RINA Western Joint Branch Lecture ****

Ballast Water Management by Robin Fearnley of BMT. 19:30 Refreshments from 19:00. Access via Quarry Road Free parking on campus from 17:00, Lecture Theatre 2.3, Building 5 West, University of Bath, BA2 7AY.

Monday 15th April Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

'The Gloster Meteor Development' by Rod Dean. Rod is returning to give another of his spectacular talks. This time he will be presenting the history of the Gloster Meteor development during the Second World War. It will be a detailed look surrounding the development of the early jet engines and aircraft that led to the Gloster Meteor to become our first operational jet fighter in 1944. Rod will explain as to how the Meteor was developed throughout its service career, with what would now be considered unusual features for a jet fighter, then cover the different variations of this wonderful aircraft as it carried on for another two decades. His talk will also cover the use of the Gloster Meteor for a wide variety of experimental activities after it's front line use ended. Rod will finish by giving a review of the surviving flying Meteors which are still around today - over 75 years after its first flight. 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 16th April Farnborough - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Farnborough Branch Lecture ****

Cody Lecture, 'The 5M Wind Tunnel  - past, present and future.' Ian Smith QinetiQ, David Mowbray and David Woodard (retd). Contact Ian Pigram email pigramikATbp.com or Dr Mike Philpot 01252 614618.


Tuesday 16th April Swindon - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SW:Swindon local network Lecture ****

AutoAir - Connecting autonomous vehicles, follow up Peter Claydon, Director of 5G Research, Airspan Communication Ltd and Project Director, AutoAir, Peter Stoker, Chief Engineer, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Millbrook This event provides an insight in the progress of the AutoAir project. This follows the earlier presentation by Peter and Peter in November 2018, that gave a clear background to the purpose and objectives of the AutoAir projects and the Millbrook Proving Ground. Autonomous Vehicles need to operate in a self-contained manner; however, adding connectivity to the world around them enables higher safety levels and new features. The AutoAir project is deploying a network covering Millbrook's 70kms of private test tracks with 4G & 5G cellular together with 60GHz mmWave to provide connectivity to autonomous, driver assisted and other vehicles. 6:30pm Phoenix Theatre New College, Queens Drive, Swindon SN31AH. https://events.theiet.org/autoair-connecting-autonomous-vehicles-follow-up/

Tuesday 16th April Bath - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SW:Somerset & W.Wilts ****

Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Crypto revolution You've probably heard of Bitcoin, the digital money from the Internet, but how well do you understand the technology behind it called Blockchain? Is it all hype, or will fast digital money win over slow fiat currencies? 18:30-20:30. University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY. https://communities.theiet.org/communities/events/item/185/77/22648


Tuesday 16th April Salisbury  - Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation

'Combat Aircraft in Wiltshire' - Dave Berryman. 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.


Wednesday 17th April Weybridge - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Weybridge Lecture ****

AGM and Social. 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


Tuesday 23rd April Stockbridge - Museum of Army Flying Event

Gala Dinner with Major Tim Peake CMG fund raiser for Project Eagle. A unique opportunity to attend dinner at the Museum of Army Flying with special guest of honour, Major Tim Peake CMG; current ESA astronaut and retired AAC pilot. Find out more about Tim at the ESA website here. With delicious food served by local catering company McCrimmon & Reid and set among the WW2 gliders and AAC aircraft in  the Museum's Hayward Hall, this promises to be a very special evening indeed and all proceeds will go towards the Museum's development programme, Project Eagle. -7:00 pm  - 11:00 pm. Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY. Tickets are priced at £80 each, or £150 per couple. -Tickets can be purchased by contacting Ella Clayton on 01264 784421 or fundraisingATflying-museum.org.uk. -


Wednesday 24th April Portsmouth - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Solent network Lecture ****

Fusion Power... Within our grasp? Researchers are examining using Nuclear Fusion, the process that keeps the sun hot. 10:00-12:00 The Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9RP. Contact dean.obrienATietvolunteer.org for more information. https://communities.theiet.org/communities/events/item/173/77/22778


Wednesday 24th April Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture ****

AGM followed by lecture 窶廣 day in the life of a cold war Sea Vixen Pilot窶 by Kim Sharman. 7pm for prompt lecture start at 7:30pm. Barnes 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 25th April Yeovil - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Western Region Event ****

Aviation Fuel  - the one component of flight which is not duplicated. John Pitts is a Mechanical Engineer with 32 years' experience in the downstream oil industry, including pipeline and facilities engineering/operation and 29 years in Aviation Fuel - which is one of the most technically exacting and safety-critical sectors The presentation will cover. -Fuel specifications and why they are important: The several different types of Aviation Fuel (by far the largest volume used is jet fuel, in most of the world it is Jet A-1, with variations in some parts), key performance requirements for modern aircraft engines. 18:30 - 20:00 Leonardo Works, Lysander Road, Yeovil BA20 2YB. Contact John Earp 01823 338348, Tall Trees, Cheddon Road, TA2 7QT. http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Western/event-detail?id=14642


Sunday 28th April Burlesdon - The Brickworks Museum at Bursledon Spring Steam Up

The whole outside display area -will again be bulging with steam exhibits including resident and visiting full size traction engines, scaled miniature engines, stationary power plants, fairground organs etc. right down to table top steam model displays. The very popular traction engine trailer rides will run all day and it is hoped that the tractor/trailer rides 'trialled' at the October open day will also be run, having proved so popular. A chance to immerse yourself in a Victorian engineering setting for the day, and to watch the grand parade of machines 'chuff and hiss' their way past you as they wend their way slowly around the site!  -Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust will be running their trains and inside the museum there is lots to see and do. Activities for children, free parking, cafe for light refreshments plus craft stalls. -11.00 - 4.00. Adults 」7, Concessions 」6, Children 」4 and Families 」18. Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW. http://www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk


Tuesday 30th April Bath - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SW:Somerset & W.Wilts ****

Manx Electric TT Racing. This event is jointly arranged by the Devon and Somerset area of the IMechE and the Somerset and West Wiltshire Network of the IET. -The speaker will talk about the recent successes with the University of Nottingham's electric motorcycle, this year beating the previous electric course record for the TT Zero. Narrowly missing out on the win to Mugen Honda. The Pikes Peak (winning their class) and Moto-E (beating many petrol bikes). From a technical perspective the speaker will run through the development of the electric bikes. Highlighting the major challenges which needed to be overcome and the complex engineering employed6pm at Bridgewater & Taunton College, Wellington Road, Taunton, TA1 5AX. https://communities.theiet.org/communities/events/item/185/77/22791




Wednesday 1st May Christchurch - Christchurch Aviation Society Lecture
Speaker: TBA. Short AGM followed by a talk. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the High Street, Christchurch.  -Programme Secretary, Robert Wilson, Tel: 01425 271202 or email progsecATchristchurchavsoc.co.uk


Sunday & Monday, 5th & 6th May Twyford - Twyford Waterworks Trust Open Day

Open days 2019 -(11am  - 4pm). Gift Aid Price Adults 」7, concessions 」6 and under 16's free. Gift Aid admission prices include a -voluntary donation -and by paying this you enable Twyford Waterworks Trust -to reclaim the tax on the whole amount paid. This is currently worth 25p -in every -」1.00. Non-Gift Aid Price Adult 」6, concessions 」5.  -We intend for the Hathorn Davey pumping engine to be in steam on all of our open days. Twyford Waterworks, Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hampshire SO21 1QA. Tel: 07516 458900. E-mail: enquiriesATtwyfordwaterworks.co.uk


Monday 6th May Winchester  - Popham Classic Car Show

May Day classic car show at Popham Airfield near Andover and Winchester. 10 AM  - 5 PM. Coxford Down, SO21 3BD Winchester, Hampshire.

Southampton Model Aeroplane Club