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EDWIN A LINK LECTURE: My 53 Years as a Flight Simulation User

Added on 11 April 2011 by gemma crabb

John Farley has been using flight simulators of one sort or another since 1958 to the present. The lecture will cover some of the remarkable changes in the nature and capabilities of simulators from his perspective as a user. He will discuss lessons that he has learned about simulation and offer some personal views concerning the way simulators are used in respect of both research and pilot training applications. In the context of research he suggests there are parallels in respect of the raw data produced from simulation and the raw data measured in wind tunnels. He will explain why in his view there are two types of simulator pilots which researchers need to bear in mind when considering the data they obtain from piloted experiments.

The Edwin A Link Lecture was established in 2007 to honour Edwin A Link, the distinguished pioneer of synthetic training. His remarkable foresight led to the creation of the Link Trainer, or ‘Blue Box’ as it came to be known, the precursor of today’s powerful synthetic training devices, most notably full flight simulators.

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Added on 25 March 2011 by Gail Ward

The Sir Sydney Camm Lecture was established in 1971, following Sir Sydney Camm’s death in 1966, to commemorate his significant achievements in the field of aeronautical engineering.

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Added on 22 March 2011 by Emma Bossom

Further details on this event will be available shortly.

Please do contact the Conference & Events Department for more information.

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LECTURE: Training Aircrew for Concorde

Added on 07 March 2011 by Emma Bossom

This Lecture will focus on the training of cockpit crew for Concorde. Together, Capt John Eames and SEO Roger Bricknell will discuss Flight Crew Training, highlighting the differences between Concorde and subsonic airliners that Pilots had to be trained to cope with. In addition, the lecture will touch on the novelty and complexity of Concorde at the time of its introduction, including fly-by-wire control of the centre of gravity by fuel transfer, behaviour at high incidence, adjustable air intakes and exhausts, the reduced range in subsonic flight and the emergency procedures for pressurisation problems at 60,000ft.

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Added on 17 February 2011 by Emma Bossom

The Sopwith lecture was established in 1990 to honour Sir Thomas Sopwith CBE, Hon FRAeS. In the years prior to World War I, Sopwith became England’s premier aviator and established the first authoritative test pilot school in the world, he also founded England’s first major flight school. Between 1912 and 1920 Sopwith’s Company produced over 16,000 aircraft of 60 types.

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LECTURE: The Blades Aerobatic Team and 2Excel Aviation

Added on 14 February 2011 by gemma crabb

The Blades Aerobatic Team and 2Excel Aviation

The Blades Aerobatic Team formed in 2006, and since then has displayed to over 18 million people and flown over 3000 corporate passengers on formation aerobatic flights. Operating as the UK’s only full-time civilian aerobatic team and the World’s only globally accredited aerobatic airline, Myles will explain the significance and importance of this.

Myles Garland will talk about training, how the team design and incorporate new manoeuvres into the display, and how The Blades approached their first display season in a high- performance propeller aircraft having flown thousands of hours in fast jets.

The Blades parent company, 2Excel Aviation has expanded rapidly since 2006 and now delivers a wide range of aviation based products. From ‘Unforgettable Events’ such as a 300 person Summer Ball, to trials and test flying in their 2 PA31 Navajo aircraft, to operating several luxurious Beech King Air 200s for their clients, 2Excel is an extremely agile company and Myles will discuss how these capabilities all come together to make 2Excel and The Blades truly unique.

About the speaker

Sqn Ldr (Ret) Myles Garland

Blade 1 and Team Leader of The Blades Aerobatic Team

Myles Garland was born in Vancouver in 1971. Educated at St. Boniface’s College, Devon, Myles developed his keen interest in aviation and was subsequently awarded a Royal Air Force Flying Scholarship. He joined the RAF immediately after completing his A-levels. After flying training on both the Jet Provost and the Hawk, Myles’ operational career began on the Harrier GR7.  He was posted to No1 (Fighter) Squadron based at RAF Wittering and took part in exercises all over the world.  In 1997 he embarked with the Squadron onto HMS Illustrious for the first Harrier GR7 deployment to an Aircraft carrier. Shortly after, having proven the concept, the Squadron were deployed to the Gulf onboard HMS Invincible during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

In 1999, as a Qualified Weapons Instructor on the Harrier, Myles took part in operations over Kosovo and the former Yugoslavia where he was ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ for gallantry.  On completion of his first operational tour, Myles was posted to instructional duties 20 (Reserve) Squadron teaching ab-initio and post graduate Harrier Pilots the art of weaponeering and tactics.

In 2000, Myles was successful in applying to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team and flew with the Red Arrows for the 2001-2003 display seasons.  During his time with the Reds, Myles was promoted to Squadron Leader aged 29 and chosen to fly as part of the famous ‘Syncho Pair’.

On leaving the Red Arrows Myles returned to operational front-line duties on the Harrier as a flight commander then Deputy Squadron Commander on No 3 (Fighter) Squadron based at RAF Cottesmore.

In 2005 as 3(F) Squadron disbanded as a Harrier Squadron before immediately re-forming as a Typhoon Squadron, Myles left the RAF with over 3000 fast jet flying hours and became one of the founding members of The Blades.

This will be Myles’ sixth year with The Blades and his third year as Blade 1.  During his time with The Blades he has flown in a number of positions including 2 years as Blade 4 developing, inventing and performing the dynamic solo manoeuvres.

This RAeS General Aviation Group Evening Lecture is organised and held in partnership with The Guild of Air Pilots & Air  Navigators (GAPAN).

Refreshments will be served from 17.30hrs and the lecture will commence at 18.00hrs.

Please RSVP to the Conference & Events Department at [email protected]

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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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LECTURE: Europe’s Future Launch Vehicles Programme

Added on 25 January 2011 by Emma Bossom

The world launcher market is evolving fast with new competitors entering each year.  In 2011 the European Space Agency (ESA) will begin operations with two new vehicles – Soyuz and Vega.  Meanwhile Ariane 5 remains the number one choice for launching commercial geostationary satellites.

In 2012 Europe’s Space Ministers will decide whether to upgrade Ariane 5 – the so-called Ariane 5 Mid-life Extension (ME) – and/or to begin the definition and development of Ariane 6.

ESA’s Future Launcher Preparatory Programme (FLPP) has been assessing the systems, technologies and requirements for Europe’s future launchers and Guy Pilchen will provide an authoritative view of the options being considered for the future, including:

  • current status of the down-selection of launch system concept
  • the technology developments required for reduced-mass structures and stages, thus underpinning cost optimized launch systems
  • development status of integrated demonstrators, including the mid-scale demonstrator of a Staged Combustion High Thrust Engin.

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Aerospace & Aviation Book Fair 2011

Added on 20 January 2011 by Emma Bossom

Browse and buy a wide range of aviation & aerospace literature

The Royal Aeronautical Society is pleased to be holding its third annual Book Sale at No.4 Hamilton Place. This is a great opportunity for both RAeS members and enthusiasts to leaf through and purchase a wide selection of aviation and aerospace books and publications.

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STEWART LECTURE: The Story Behind the Spin

Added on 20 January 2011 by Emma Bossom

The Story Behind the Spin: The Human Centrifuge in Aerospace Medicine

Perhaps best known as a fiendish torture device from which James Bond escaped, or an exhausting experience during flying training, the human centrifuge has been pivotal to advancements in aviation and space medicine over the last 80 years.  In this presentation, the story of the struggle against G force is told from the perspective of the human centrifuge.  In addition to understanding how it contributed to the development of modern day G protection, some of the technical challenges associated with the device will be explored. From a past rooted in research and development to possible futures in flight simulation and human spaceflight, the story of the centrifuge will be revealed in this Stewart Memorial Lecture.

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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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LECTURE: Air & Space Academy, France

Added on 13 January 2011 by Emma Bossom

The French Air & Space Academy will be visiting the UK and will host an informative evening of aerospace lectures. The evening will commence with a presentation of the Air & Space Academy hosted by Gerard Brachet and will be followed by three short presentations by aerospace experts.

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LECTURE: Boeing Flight Test Update on the 747-8 and 787

Added on 07 January 2011 by Emma Bossom

If you’ve ever wanted to know the behind the scenes story of Flight Testing at the Boeing this lecture will take you there.  It will cover some of the most dynamic, risky and interesting testing done to date on the 787 and 747-8 programs.  The lecture will use actual flight test footage of the conditions flown with an explanation of the piloting techniques involved and engineering data gathered.  Each of the videos will have a personal storyline which might surprise the listeners.  It will also be an audience interactive talk with questions to those in attendance before and after each subject.  The topics will range from first flight to maximum brake energy testing on the newest Boeing model airplanes.  The lecture will be divided into three parts: 747-8, 787 and a small section on common type rating between the 787 and 777.  Capt Santoni will be able to relate his personal experiences on the types of testing shown as he has either participated in the actual test or has done similar flights on other models.  There will be time to engage with the speaker after the lecture on any flight test topic of interest.

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LECTURE: Introduction to Mode-S and ADS B

Added on 05 January 2011 by Emma Bossom

As the Single European Sky programme develops Interoperability Regulations on Surveillance, and the UK CAA, in conjunction with DfT, MOD and NATS, progresses the Future Airspace Strategy, the means of delivering future surveillance requirements and the part that ADS-B may play is a key issue. This RAeS Avionics & Systems Group Lecture will introduce the key issues, explore the technical issues and discuss the future strategy and regulatory aspects from both a national and European perspective.

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The European Satellite Navigation Programmes – EGNOS and Galileo

Added on 24 November 2010 by Sam Phillips

Mr Paul Verhoef
European GNSS Programmes Manager at the European Commission

Galileo is Europe’s fully autonomous satellite navigation system which will offer five state-of-the-art navigation services to users worldwide. Once fully deployed, it will feature a constellation of 30 satellites as well as a dedicated global ground infrastructure.

EGNOS is a system that improves the navigation signals of the American GPS system for users in Europe by providing higher accuracy and adding integrity for critical safety-of-life applications especially in the aviation sector. It started delivery of its first service in October 2009.

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BRABAZON LECTURE: The Future, by Airbus

Added on 17 November 2010 by Sam Phillips

BRABAZON LECTURE “The Future, By Airbus”
Charles Champion
Executive Vice President of Engineering
Airbus S.A.S

40 Years ago, Airbus was born and immediately set out to create exciting and innovative aircraft to challenge the field of civil aviation. 100 years ago the Bristol Aeroplane Company was formed and the pioneers from those decades in the past have enabled current aerospace engineers to build on lessons learnt and develop technology for the future.

Today Airbus looks forward another 40 years to 2050 and beyond, discussing the anticipated global needs of a better connected and more sustainable world.

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LECTURE: Rotary Wing Test Squadron

Added on 01 November 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

Cdr Mario Carretta OBE BSc (Hons) MRAeS RN

Commanding Officer, Rotary Wing Test & Evaluation Squadron, Air Warfare Centre, MOD Boscombe Down

The Rotary Wing Test & Evaluation Squadron is a Tri-Service unit based at MoD Boscombe Down and now works as part of the Air Warfare Centre alongside QinetiQ within the Air Test and Evaluation Collaboration.  Primarily responsible for assisting with the provision of Release to Service recommendations for helicopters and their equipment, the Squadron has been involved in a number of high profile projects in recent years including the Chinook Mk3 and the Carson Blade modification for Sea Kings.  Future projects include Puma Mk2, Merlin Mk2, Wildcat and Chinook Mk4 and Mk6.  Amongst many changes to Test & Evaluation, one of the more positive is the drive towards better integration and this has led increasingly to the Squadron working as part of a combined test team with industry and members of the operational evaluation community.

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LECTURE: Airline Alliances, Beneficial or Detrimental for Air Travellers?

Added on 01 November 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

Chaired by Dame Deirdre Hutton, Chair, Civil Aviation Authority

The Royal Aeronautical Society Air Transport Group Committee is holding a debate on the impact of the three Global Airline Alliances (Star, SkyTeam & Oneworld) on air travellers.

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LECTURE: The Rise and Fall of the Hawker Siddeley P.1154

Added on 01 November 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

Dr Michael Pryce, Manchester Business School

The Hawker Siddeley P.1154 was a supersonic V/STOL strike fighter designed by the same team that gave the world the successful Harrier family.

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LECTURE: Les moteurs d’avion de la high-tech à la geo-politique

Added on 20 October 2010 by Scott Phillips

Presented by Mr Jean Paul Ebanga, CEO PowerJet

This Lecture has been organised by the Paris Branch and will take place at IPSA Ivry, 7/9 rue Maurice Grandcoing 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine. Commencing at 18:00hrs

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