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BRANCH LECTURE: Virgin Galactic – A Pilot’s Perspective

Added on 24 March 2011 by Scott Phillips

Speaker: David MacKay

Lecture Theatre, Boscombe Down - Tea, coffee and AGM from 17:00

 This lecture will be followed by an end-of-lecture season wine reception

 Visitors very welcome – to ensure entry, details must be supplied to [email protected] by mid-day 8th April at the latest

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BRANCH LECTURE: Concept to Reality: The 787 Journey

Added on 22 March 2011 by Scott Phillips

Speaker: Michael K. Sinnett

Derby Branch 2011 Sir Henry Royce Lecture  to be delivered by Michael K. Sinnett, Vice President and Chief Project Engineer, 787; Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Time/Venue: 6:00pm, Rolls-Royce Learning and Career Development Centre, Wilmore Road, Derby.

Contact: [email protected]

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SEMINAR: The Future of Heathrow Airport

Added on 18 March 2011 by Emma Bossom

The Challenges & Opportunities Ahead

London Heathrow Airport is the world’s busiest international airport hub and the UK’s largest airport hub handling some 65.5 million passengers in 2010 – representing 30.2% of all UK traffic.   Despite significant improvements in terminal capacity through the T5 and Heathrow East projects, the airport continues to be constrained by its runway system.

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BRANCH LECTURE: The Boeing Dreamliner

Added on 18 March 2011 by Scott Phillips

Speaker:  Miguel Santos

An engineer by training, Miguel is now responsible for sales to the Portuguese speaking nations as well as to South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh. He is based in London.

Sir Geoffrey de Havilland memorial Lecture and Dinner

Branch contact: Maurice James Maurice James [email protected]

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Added on 01 March 2011 by Emma Bossom

For more than half a century now, the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) has provided for the world’s aerospace engineers, scientists, technologists and managers, the preeminent forum to present and discuss the latest developments in aeronautics. This remarkable apolitical organization founded by Theodore von Karman and his international colleagues, continues to build on its impressive heritage, to be even more relevant to the global aerospace and aviation industries. This world congress staged biennially by ICAS is the key opportunity for those committed to serving those industries to meet, present, discuss and create opportunities that can only be done in such an international environment.

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HANDLEY PAGE LECTURE: ARA and Aerodynamic Technology

Added on 10 February 2011 by Royal Aeronautical Society

ARA and Aerodynamic Technology: Acknowledge the Past, Look to the Future

The 2011 Handley Page Lecture is organised jointly by the Royal Aeronautical Society and Cranfield College of Aeronautics Alumni Association and will be given by Dougie Hunter of the ARA.

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BRANCH LECTURE: Amelie’s Boys – The Flying McCuddens

Added on 25 January 2011 by Scott Phillips

Speaker: Capt David Rowland

A joint event with the IMechE
RAeS Branch contact - Alan Matthews: [email protected]


Lecture will be held at the the Canberra Club, BAE Systems Samlesbury. All Lectures commence at 7.30pm. For Security reasons non-BAE Systems employees are requested to advise Alan Matthews of their intention to attend.


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LECTURE: Missed Approaches - Politics of Airport Planning

Added on 17 January 2011 by jamesallen

‘Cleared to Land’ is a critical review of the politics of planning and the political scheming that took place during the search for London’s 3rd airport. Why was Stansted selected when it didn’t meet any of the criteria laid down for the 3rd airport? How were the costs distorted to favour Stansted in the face of public opposition to it? And who was the puppet master pulling the political strings behind the scenes?  Cleared to Land offers some insights into the machinations of government and the planning process and advocates that if the saga of Terminal Five and the Third runway at Heathrow are anything to go by then nothing has really changed during the last 40 years.

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BRANCH LECTURE: RAF Manned Space Programme 1953 -1960

Added on 13 January 2011 by Scott Phillips

Speaker: John Hazelwood

The Cranwell Branch presents a lecture entitled ‘RAF Manned Space Programme 1953 -1960′, delivered by John Hazelwood at RAF College Cranwell on 7th March 2011.

Branch contact: Nick Deepan [email protected]

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RAeS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Aerospace 2011: Funding the Future

Added on 12 January 2011 by Royal Aeronautical Society

Taking place on the 13th & 14th April 2011 at the Society’s Headquarters, Aerospace 2011: Funding the Future will focus on Aerospace & Aviation in an Age of Austerity and address how both the civil and defence communities can look to overcome economic uncertainties and grow business in the coming years.

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Added on 07 January 2011 by Scott Phillips

Speaker: Lee Franks

The Brough Branch presents a lecture entitled ‘F-35 Lightning II’, delivered by Lee Franks,  Capability Insertion and Project Manager, BAE Systems, and President Hull Assiociation of Engineers on 9th March 2011.

Contact: [email protected]

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Added on 04 January 2011 by Scott Phillips

Speaker: Dr David Baker, Author of ‘Haynes Manual’ - NASA Space Shuttle

The Stevenage Branch presents a lecture entitled ‘The NASA Space Shuttle’, delivered by Dr David Baker, at the Lunchpad, EADS Astrium, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, 1730 for 1800 on the 3rd March 2011

Branch Contact: [email protected]

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BRANCH LECTURE: Concorde – From Beginning to End

Added on 17 December 2010 by admin

Loughborough Branch lecture:

The activities of the Supersonic Transport Aircraft Committee in 1950 will be described. The large military supersonic aircraft of the 1960s will be reviewed together with their principle problems, in the main their propulsion systems. Concorde followedon from these military aircraft. It will be described in detail especially in relation to its propulsion system. A number of in-service incidents including visits to NASA for FAA certification will also be described.


Ted Talbot
Ted was educated at Ashby-de-la-Zouch Grammar School followed by RAF Henlow, Loughborough College and London University.

He was first employed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company where he progressed through the offices of Aerodynamics, Projects, Powerplant, Mechanical Engineering and Systems. Over time the company became the Airbus Division of British Aerospace. Ted rose to the position of Chief Design Engineer, Airbus Division, Hatfield.

During 8 years at Filton he was party to introducing a design project to Bristol University. This project was supported by 8 Airbus senior design engineers. The project still continues in modified form.

Post retirement he was recalled to assist with the investigations into the Concorde crash at Gonnesse, Paris in the year 2000.

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BRANCH LECTURE: Astute Submarine Programme

Added on 17 December 2010 by admin

Farnborough Branch lecture:

Speaker: Simon Purvis.

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Added on 17 December 2010 by admin

Chester Branch lecture:

Speaker: Dr. Thurai Rahalan, Salford University

Joint meeting with IMechE.

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Added on 17 December 2010 by admin

Birmingham, Wolverhampton & Cosford Branch lecture:

ASTOR - Airborne Stand-off Radar System.

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BRANCH LECTURE: Alcock and Brown (planned)

Added on 17 December 2010 by admin

Medway Branch lecture:

Speaker: Mr Peter Elliott (to be confirmed).

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BRANCH LECTURE: Reggie Brie Young Members Lecture Competition

Added on 17 December 2010 by admin

Yeovil Branch lecture:

Entrance via Lysander Road main gate reception. Free entrance and buffet available during interval.

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BRANCH LECTURE: Advanced Space Concepts …the distance between dreams and reality

Added on 17 December 2010 by admin

Highland Branch lecture:

This presentation will cover the active research within the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory of the University of Strathclyde and present a new, fresh vision of space exploitation and exploration for the next 50-100 years.

Speaker: Dr. Malcolm Macdonald
Malcolm Macdonald is the Associate Director of the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory at the University of Strathclyde. He is widely acknowledged as an expert in the development and application of advanced space mission systems, challenging conventional ideas to enable radical change in the near term. It is widely recognised that his work in the innovation, development and application of solar sail technology has critically defined the recent global advances within this field.

Macdonald has a diverse research track-record, from advanced astrodynamics to the study of technology requirements for a range of future deep-space science missions ahead of the recent ESA Cosmic Vision call. His track-record further extends across swarm engineering, the development of nano-spacecraft and Unmanned Autonomous Systems. He also worked as a senior member of technical staff at SciSys Ltd., working on several projects throughout the entire life cycle, including as a technical lead on the LISA-Pathfinder attitude control software. He also lead a range of research and technology projects across modelling and simulation, formation flying, planetary entry, descent and landing systems, mission analysis and unmanned autonomous systems.

Macdonald’s work is reported in over 20 peer reviewed international journal papers, including invited reviews (in, for example, Journal Guidance, Control and Dynamics) and prize winning publications, such as the Royal Aeronautical Society Ackroyd Stuart Propulsion Prize (2003). His work has also been reported at almost 30 international conferences, including invited reviews and keynote addresses. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of a major new international handbook of space technology due for publication in 2012.

Recent research has been funded by a diverse range of international partners including Research Councils (EPSRC, STFC, NERC), the European Space Agency and industry. He is an Associate Editor of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronaut.

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BRANCH LECTURE: RAeS Loughbough Branch AGM

Added on 17 December 2010 by admin

Speakers: RAeS Loughborough Branch Committee.

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