In Section : Sopwith Lecture

This 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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UAS Systems and the Future

Added on 22 July 2010 by victoria white

During the first century of flight there were distinct periods of intense innovation within the aerospace industry. During these eras advancements in materials, design and propulsion were being made on an almost annual basis leading to the obsolescence of military aircraft within one or two years of their introduction. Today the aerospace industry is heading into another era of intense innovation as unmanned systems are being developed for military, civil and scientific missions.

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Sukhoi Design Bureau: From a premier engineering school to a global business

Added on 03 February 2010 by Royal Aeronautical Society

Flight has fascinated man from the moment early homo sapiens watched in envy the flying creatures of the past swiftly cross enormous distances in search of food – probably the only commodity of value at the beginning of mankind. Different things have value today and aviation is key to getting these things to us quickly, economically and safely.

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