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Tuesday 20th February Salisbury - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Boscombe Down Lecture ****

Celebrating 80 Years of ETPS by Col Rae. Lecture held in the lecture theatre at  QinetiQ, Boscombe Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JF. Tea and coffee are usually served from 17:00. Lecture begins at 17:30. Visitors must register at least 4 days in advance with name and car registration.   Email Branch Secretary secretary+AT+BoscombeDownRAES.org


Tuesday 20th February Farnborough - Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Association

Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown – Man, Myth and Magic presented by Paul Beaver. Eric Brown, better known as Winkle, Britain’s Greatest Pilot was an extraordinary man. He developed myths about his childhood into legends but nothing detracts from his skill as a Handling Test Pilot at the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) Farnborough 1944-1949. Paul Beaver, aviation historian and author of the best-selling biography on Winkle, will tell Eric’s story from the primary sources left to him by the great man. 7.30pm Simon Jarvis Lecture Theatre, Farnborough 6th Form College, Sand Hill, Farnborough GU14 8JS.   Free to FAST Association members. Guests and non-members very welcome with a donation to FAST of £5.00.


Wednesday 21st February Highcliffe - Café Scientifique  Talk

Our next talk, will be "Volcanoes: what goes on beneath?". Presented by Rex Taylor, Associate Professor in Volcanic Geochemistry, Southampton University. Wednesday the, 7:30 in the Old School, Highcliffe, doors open at 7pm.

Wednesday 21st February Weybridge   – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Weybridge Lecture ****

XX154 (Hawk Prototype) the first of the many by Chris Hodson. Chris's talk is about a British success story, the BAe Hawk and in particular the story of XX154 - the first Hawk to fly from inception to retirement.   18:45 - 21:00. Meetings are held at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN (normally in the Bluebird Room). The private Brooklands Club Members bar is open to us from 6pm – please use card payment for drinks. There is a pre order facility for food (please contact wraesmemsec+AT+outlook.com no later than 7 days prior). Meal served from 17:45. All are welcome (RAeS membership is not required). There is an entry donation of £5.00 (please use card payment) at the door. This donation is not expected from those under the age of 21 or holders of a current Student Union card. Certificates of Attendance for C.Eng or CPD purposes are available on request.

Thursday 22nd February Newport - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) IoW Lecture ****

'Saving Charlie November' - Britten-Norman Islander G-AVCN by Bob Wealthy - Chairman, Britten-Norman Aircraft Preservation Society Trust (BNAPS). The talk will give an illustrated account of the project to save Islander “Charlie November”, constructor’s number 3, G-AVCN. The aircraft is of significant and unique historical importance as the third BN-2 Islander constructed, the first production Islander and is the oldest of the type still extant. It was the first Islander to be delivered when it was handed over to Glos Air on 13 August 1967 and made the first scheduled passenger flight for the new Channel Islands operator Aurigny Air Services in 1968. In 1976 it was exported to the Caribbean region where it served with a number of operators until 1999 when it was withdrawn from use and lying semi-derelict at Isla Grande Airport in Puerto Rico. 18:00 - 19:45 BST. Isle of Wight College - Main Hall. Medina Way, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5TA. All Are Welcome - RAeS Members and Non-Members. Contact Lewis Chatwin Secretary RAeS IoW Branch. More Info:- Graham Thomas - secretary+AT+aerosocietyiow.co.uk


Thursday 22nd February Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch ONLINE Lecture ****

Event TBA. 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. This lecture will be presented using the Zoom platform.   You do not need a Zoom account to take part.   To book your place, please e-mail christchurch+AT+aerosociety.com.


Saturday 24th February Beaulieu - Friends of The National Motor Museum Trust Lecture

Transport Torques: Highway 35 Meeting Disaster Head-On with Hope by Chris and Denise Arthey.   In 2008, Chris and Denise were on assignment in Texas. On a motorcycle trip their Harley-Davidson was hit head-on by a drunk driver who veered across the road at 80mph. Critically injured, they both lost their left legs above the knee. However, with the support of family, friends, their church and faith, they’ve both made a remarkable recovery and lead extraordinarily full lives. They both resumed their vocations and Chris returned to endurance sports as a para-athlete. Chris and Denise have written about their experience in their book Highway 35, released in the UK and USA in 2022, and their story has been described as a rollercoaster of emotions. The evening will begin at 7.00 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.browning+AT+beaulieu.co.uk.


Monday 26th February Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES

The History of Martin Baker its ejection seats and the lives they saved presented by Jeremy Mudford. The Martin Baker story centres around the life of Sir James Martin. Jimmy was born at the end of the 19th Century, the only son of a working farmer in Northern Ireland. He had little formal education but through his own hard work and single minded dedication, he became the creator of a unique industry, totally committed to saving the lives of pilots flying stricken aircraft. He was the inventor of the Martin Baker ejection seat, which, since its introduction in the late 1940s has saved over 7,000 lives. It promises to be a fascinating evening including some first-hand accounts. Members £5/Guests £7. There is no need to book tickets in advance - they can be purchased at the door on the night. 19:00 for 19:30 start. New venue Boxgrove Village Hall, The Street, Boxgrove Chichester PO18 0EE. Contact David Batcock on 01243-823007 or email info+AT+airaces.org.uk


Monday 26th February Middle Wallop - Museum of Army Flying Event

At the age of 23, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy. Ambushed, he led a charge across open ground with insurgents firing at just five soldiers. On his return, he was awarded the Military Cross by Queen Elizabeth II. But Brian's story had only just begun. Struggling to re-integrate into family life, he suffered from PTSD. Then, five years later, a letter arrived: it summoned him to give evidence at the Al-Sweady Inquiry into allegations of war crimes by British soldiers during the Iraq invasion of 2003.  There will be the opportunity to buy a glass of wine or soft drink beforehand and Brian will be signing copies of his book, 'Double Crossed'. You can buy tickets online £12. If you are unable to be there on the night, buy an online pass to watch live and join in the Q&A, or watch on catch up afterwards.   7pm. Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8FB. https://armyflying.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/53658?catID=18183


Tuesday 27th February 2024 Heathrow - Aviation & Aerospace Archives Initiative Conference

From infinity to beyond 2024 Conference – Exploring how British civil aviation spread across the world and about the documents, film and other archives that chronicle this history. Our 2024 AAAI Conference will look at the history of airlines in the UK and how aviation archivists, both volunteers and professional, have worked with these collections. Speakers include, Allan Winn of Brooklands Museum and AHUK on the impact of archives on the aviation heritage sector, British Airways Heritage on their work championing the company's past, Dacre Watson on Britain’s Other Airlines, the spread of the Smaller Airlines during the Interwar Period (pre-recorded), Mark Pitchforth on the UK airline archives at the History of Advertising Trust, Dr Lewis Smith on BOAC and the promotion of the British World, Alice Millard on the Sir Freddie Laker Archive (pre-recorded & Peter Davison on the Steppingstones in the development of British civil aviation. British Airways Heritage Centre, Heathrow, 10:00 - 16:30, £28. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-infinity-to-beyond-2024-exploring-civil-aviation-history-archives-tickets-770136738717?aff=oddtdtcreator.


Wednesday 28th February Gosport - Daedalus Aviation and Heritage Group Meeting

The Group meets socially on a monthly basis on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start in the Royal Naval Association Club on Aerodrome Road occasionally a change in start time or date is needed so please check the 'Programme of Talks' page. Most meetings include a guest speaker.  Visitors are welcome but there will be an admission charge for them of £5.00 when a speaker is present.  Chairman Terry Coombes terryc037+AT+gmail.com. https://www.daedalusaviation.org/meetings.


Thursday 29th February Yeovil - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Yeovil Lecture ****

Henson and Stringfellow Ticket Only Dinner and Lecture - Search and Rescue in the 21st Century, Technology Advantage in Norway and the High North by Colonel Lars Røine, Royal Norwegian Air Force. 2024 Yeovil Branch named lecture in honour of aviation pioneers Henson and Stringfellow. Contact yeovil+AT+aerosociety.com for availability of tickets. 18:00 - 23:00 GMT. Westlands Sports and Fitness Centre, Westbourne Close, Yeovil, BA20 2DD

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Events list courtesy Adrian Thomson. Please contact the event organiser for any queries and to check event details before a journey. Email addresses have +AT+ instead of @. **** indicates CPD acceptable


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