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Army Aviation Museum
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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
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Friends of the New Forest Airfields  
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Next Museum Opening

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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 A new book tells the story of the pioneering flights here and at the WW1

RFC/RAF Beaulieu

Training Station from 1910 to 1920.

More info here

Tuesday 16th January Salisbury – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation

Heavy Test Squadron – the end of an era - Colin Froude. Colin will look back at when flight testing, airborne trials and research and development flying were being carried out on a wide range of aircraft at Boscombe Down including the C-130J, C-130K, BAC 111 and Andover/HS748. He also took part in Meteorological Research flights and Open Skies missions over eastern bloc countries. 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 16th January Farnborough - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Farnborough Lecture ****

Airlander airships by David Stewart, Head of Flight Sciences Hybrid Air Vehicles.   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.

Wednesday 17th January Weybridge - IMechE Farnborough & Guildford and RAES Weybridge Joint Lecture ****

Buying British - the politics of the VC10 & Trident programmes Prof Keith Hayward This lecture is joint with RAeS Weybridge. Please note the earlier time than we normally have for our lectures. The entrance is not the normal museum one, please see the 'Events Location' page on this website. Please be aware that the lecture room is only accessible via a flight of steps. This lecture is free to IMechE members and guests.   Please book via this webpage. 18:45 - 20:15 Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0QN. John Hammersley tel 01483 776093. http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Thameswey/Farnborough---Guildford-Area/event-detail?id=14337

Thursday 18th January Yeovil - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Yeovil Lecture ****

The Prospects for Hypersonic Flight, Andrew Neely University of New South Wales. 18:00 – Refreshments, 18:30 - Lecture Starts, 19:45 – approx finish.   Leonardo MW Limited, Dallas Conference Room 1A , Leonardo Helicopters, Yeovil BA20 2YB Entrance via Lysander Road. RAeS & AWASA Members FREE, Non-Members £2. RAeS Yeovil Branch Committee – raesyeovil.mbxATleonardocompany.com or david.mccallumATleonardocompany.com and Michael.WinderATleonardocompany.com.

Thursday 18th January Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

Crossrail is Europe's biggest engineering project and Transport For London will be with us for this Classic Talk evening for a look at the complexities of burrowing underneath London. 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.   The talk begins at 7.30pm, there is no reserved seating. Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN. The Members Bar is open from 6pm and hot food is available in the Blue Bird Room. 7:30-9:30pm. Ticket Information, Members £2 Non Members £5.   Pay on the night.   Tickets are available online or via the BTM Office on 01932 857381 ext 226 Mon to Fri. talksATbrooklandsmembers.co.uk.

Monday 22nd January Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Cold War USAF Covert Reconnaissance in Europe   & Air Force Tactical Air Refueling 1953 – 1965 by Lt Col John C Bessette USAF (Retd) arriving from Washington DC. 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 24th January Gosport – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Solent Branch Lecture ****

The Next Space Race Roy Hayworth, our speaker for the evening, has a long history in the UK space sector, since joining Matra Marconi in 1992. In that time he has held numerous responsibilities from building ground stations, through testing and developing satellite payloads, to driving production and quality improvements across the whole family of Airbus Defence and Space products. Roy's lecture will make a short summary of past achievements, before taking a good look forward at what is to come, between now and 2030. 18:30 (doors at 18:15). 6:15 PM - 8 PM. CEMAST 1 Meteor Way, Broom Way, Lee-on-the-Solent PO13 9FU. Contact Chris Taylor 01489 445627 or secretaryATsolent-raes.org.uk.

Thursday 25th January Newport IoW – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Solent Network ****

Transforming Transport with Big Data Dr Zoheir Sabeur, MInstP CEng CPhys, Science Director, University of Southampton, IT Innovation Centre.   The H2020 Transforming Transport project will demonstrate the transformative effects that Big Data will have on the mobility and logistics market. Big Data will have a profound economic and societal impact on the mobility and logistics sector, which is one of the most-used industries in the world contributing to approximately 15% of GDP. The H2020 Transforming Transport project will demonstrate the transformative effects that Big Data will have on the mobility and logistics market. To this end, Transforming Transport validates the technical and economic viability of Big Data to reshape transport processes and services to significantly increase operational efficiency, deliver improved customer experience, and foster new business models. 7:00 for 7:30 pm The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport – The Sail Loft room. Organised by the UK - South: Solent local network. Contact Dave Miller dave.j.millerATbaesystems.com or Jonathan Baker jonathan.bakerATbaesystems.com 03300 202520 for more information.

Thursday 25th January Yeovil - Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture

“The FAA at war in peacetime” by Mr Graham Mottram, Chairman of SoFFAAM.   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

Thursday 25th January Salisbury - Museum of Army Flying Event

Korea, Sea Furies and MiGs. Paul Beaver Lecture Series. Paul Beaver recounts the Korean Air War of 1950-53 and introduces Brian 'Schmoo' Ellis, a naval pilot who settled a score with a North Korean MiG-15. A curry supper is available from the Apache Cafe team from 6pm (vegetarian meal also offered). 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/

Thursday 25th January Newport IoW – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Solent Network ****

Transforming Transport with Big Data Dr Zoheir Sabeur, MInstP CEng CPhys, Science Director University of Southampton, IT Innovation Centre.   Big Data will have a profound economic and societal impact on the mobility and logistics sector, which is one of the most-used industries in the world contributing to approximately 15% of GDP. The H2020 Transforming Transport project will demonstrate the transformative effects that Big Data will have on the mobility and logistics market. To this end, Transforming Transport validates the technical and economic viability of Big Data to reshape transport processes and services to significantly increase operational efficiency, deliver improved customer experience, and foster new business models.   7:00 for 7:30 pm The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport – The Sail Loft room. Organised by the UK - South: Solent local network. Contact Dave Miller dave.j.millerATbaesystems.com or Jonathan Baker jonathan.bakerATbaesystems.com 03300 202520 for more information.

Thursday 25th January Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture ****

Helicopter air-to-air refuelling. Speaker: Andy Strachan, Leonardo. The air-to-air refuelling of helicopters presents some specific challenges. This presentation will look at the trials conducted on the EH101 Merlin helicopter. Andy is chief test pilot for Leonardo (formerly AgustaWestland). 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.

Wednesday 31st January Swindon - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Western Region Event ****

An evening lecture on an "Introduction to Clouds." The Natural Environment Research (NERC) MST Radar Facility at Aberystwyth is   an atmospheric science field station. It operates a variety of instruments   including the Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere (MST) Radar, which measures   the wind. This instrument is large (its antenna array covers an area of 100 m squared) and highly-specialised (it is the only one of its kind in the UK). By   contrast, the Facility's Sky-Camera is an inexpensive, general-purpose   web-cam. It captures an image of sky conditions every minute. These images   have proved to be surprisingly useful when viewed as time-lapse   animations. This can reveal details that are not obvious in individual   images. This talk will use sky-camera images and sequences to illustrate the   significance of some particular cloud types. 18:00 - 20:00 Cranfield University (Shrivenham), Defence Academy, Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8LA. https://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Western/event-detail?id=14447

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 6th February Southampton – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Southampton Area Lecture ****

Aerial Revolution Dr Stephen Prior CEng, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy Autonomous air vehicles (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, RPAS) are becoming integrated into the mainstream, from the armed forces using them as reconnaissance and weapons platforms, to large internet companies proposing their use as a global delivery system. New challenges in RPAS include, efficient propulsion systems, Non- line of sight (NLOS) communication, aerial docking (Swarms) and operations where GPS is denied, blocked or spoofed. Join us for an exciting technical lecture with Dr Stephen  Prior (CEng & MIMechE) from the University of Southampton, offering an insight into the engineering behind these innovative machines and their capabilities. 19:00 - 20:00. Lecture Theatre TBC, Southampton University, Southampton SO17 1BJ.

Thursday 8th February Reading - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Thames & Chiltern Berkshire local network Lecture ****

LIFESKILLS: The Art of Being Assertive. Many of us find it difficult to say no. This often results in us being weighed down with extra work and ultimately feeling under pressure and undervalued. This workshop aims to provide you with the skills to be assertive, to ensure that your opinions are counted and that you can take control of your work/life balance. Programme; 18:00 Refreshments, 18:30 Start, 20:30 End. Whiteknights, Shinfield Road, Reading, West Berkshire RG6 6UR. Contact kevin.lewisATbt.com for more information.


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