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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 closed till March
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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Museum Openings  

2019 Open Days here

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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 Book

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

Wednesday 23rd January Portsmouth - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Wessex Area Lecture ****

AGM & Technical Lecture: Offshore Wind Projects – Putting a Value on Risk by Dr Alistair Bird. Alistair is an advisory consultant working with projects, investors and lenders who look for an independent and informed perspective on risk. offshore wind is now established as the cheapest route to deploy large-scale low-carbon power generation in the UK and the sector is delivering some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country, with values upwards of £2 billion.   Costs are falling rapidly as the sector and supporting technologies scale up. However, things can still go wrong and typical delay costs of over £250K a day can quickly put a serious dent in tight contingency levels. 18:00 - 21:00. Lecture Theatre 3 (LT3), Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street Portsmouth PO1 3FX. https://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Wessex/event-detail?id=15821

Thursday 24th January Reading - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Berkshire Local Network Lecture ****

The Power of Open Systems and Open Minds to Improve Aviation Safety, by Keith Vinning, PilotAware Ltd. Small inexpensive but powerful single board computers, like Arduino and Raspberry Pi, allow ideas to be turned into prototypes and products at an accelerating pace. The success of such devices is well known when they are used as an educational device for the young, but this talk will show how they can also be used very successfully to meet a real demand at a fraction of the price traditionally expected.   It will explain how initial ideas to produce a homebuilt device to detect nearby aircraft at a local Flying Club has grown, with the help of several otherwise disparate communities to be the fastest-growing Electronic Conspicuity device in Europe over the last 3 years. Lecture starts at 19:30, but tea/coffee and biscuits will be available from 19:00. Van Emden Theatre, Edith Morley Building (No 1) on Whiteknights campus University of Reading, Whiteknights, Shinfield Road, Reading, West Berkshire, RG6 6UR. https://www.theiet.org/events/local/257548.cfm

Thursday 24th January Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture ****

Dangers to aviation of wind turbines by Philip Benstead FIET, AOC, ARIN. This lecture will look at the impact of wind farms on nature's flyers & man-made flying objects, describing how they can work safely alongside surveillance/navigation systems. 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-mail rogerstarling593ATbtinternet.com or rogerstarlingATme.com tel 01929 553822.

Saturday 26th January Beaulieu - Friends of The National Motor Museum Trust Lecture

Charles Rolls and Britain’s First International Aviation Meeting. Our speaker for this evening,  Stephen Robson, Chairman of the Charles Rolls Memorial Trust, celebrates this great international aviation event and also remembers some of the  motoring achievements, as well as the aviation ones, of this awesome  motoring and aviation pioneer. 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 28th January Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

The Gloster Meteor development by Rod Dean (RAF Retd).   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 30th January Southampton – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hampshire & Dorset Group Event

Are logistics responsible for the higher ticket prices for shows? John Corr CMILT, Tour Principal, Sound Moves UK. Live entertainment events are spectacles that now must appeal to global audiences. This inevitably involves the efficient orchestration of multiple supply chains when, as John Corr explains, the event infrastructure might comprise 200 tonnes of airfreight and 80 shipping containers coming from several international sources. Spectacle therefore does not come cheap and ticket prices, even before they come into the hands of a secondary market, reflect the complexity of event organisation. Our speaker, with over 18 years' experience in this sector, will also use the occasion to reveal some of the evidence that he has provided to both the music industry and government about the risks for European touring attendant upon our withdrawal from the EC. Plenty to learn, then, whether you are a 'mosh pit' devotee or just unaware of what Brexit really means for logistics. 18:30 (for 18:45) - 21:00. Solent Conference Centre (The Spark), on the East Park Terrace Campus of Solent University, Southampton SO 14 0LY. Refreshments will be provided. Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membershipATciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: HDG0349

Thursday 31st January Yeovil - Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture

"In the Slipstream of Daedalus - Air Power at Gallipoli" to be given by Graham Mottram. 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


Thursday 31st January Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

The Kings of Speed - Part Two. There was simply too much to talk about at our last Kings of Speed event in October, so we have invited our guests back once again for further discussion on latter period Kings of Speed. There will be more on Cobb and Campbell moving into the post war period of Donald Campbell and the American contenders through to the latest earth shattering records of Richard Noble and Andy Green. Steve Cropley will host with the help of Don Wales and Allan Winn. This time they will be joined by extra guest David Tremayne, who has written extensively about the Land Speed record and is the F1 correspondent for the Independent newspaper. Doors 6pm for hot food and Members' Bar (Open to All). Event begins at 7.30pm in the Napier room. Parking on the Museum site outside of The Paddock. Enter via the Brooklands Road entrance marked JTI. Brooklands Rd, Weybridge KT13 0SL. Members £2, Non-Members £7. To book call 01932 857381 ext 226.

Thursday 31st January Southampton - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Solent and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Lecture ****

Joint RAeS Solent and IMechE Lecture - The Anatomy of a Civil Aircraft Fuel System. Speaker Nigel Bradshaw has over 40 years’ experience in the Aerospace industry, including eight years in the role of Chief Engineer at Eaton Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division. The presentation will cover the design and development of civil aircraft fuel systems, the principle and secondary functions of the system and the interaction with operations. This includes Weight & Balance, flight operations (cockpit), flight planning, maintenance, associated systems and servicing.   It will touch on what are the drivers for the system architecture from the point of view from the Airworthiness regulations and customer requirements. With over 40 years’ experience in the Aerospace industry, including eight years in the role of Chief Engineer at Eaton Fuel and Motion Control Systems Division, Nigel Bradshaw is ideally placed to discuss all the aspects of civil aircraft fuel system.   Having been involved in every Airbus aircraft type from the A300 B2 to the A350, as well as five years during the concept phase of the A380 and four years leading a multi-disciplinary team for the Fuel Systems of the A400M. 7pm – 8:30pm location Physics, Lecture Theatre B, Building 46, Room 2003 Physics and Astronomy Southampton University Road, SO17 1BJ Southampton Contact Chris Taylor 01489 445627 email secretaryATsolent-raes.org.uk or Mike Westby Secretary 01980 556600 email solentATaerosociety.com. www.solent-raes.org.uk

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