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Army Aviation Museum closed till March
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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Heritage Centre Openings  

2019 Open Days here

See website here

FONFA is a charity established by aviation enthusiasts, veterans, authors and historians in the New Forest. FONFA’s Heritage Centre 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.


Monday 25th February Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Operation Mali and other stories from RAF Odiham by Sqdn Ldr Matt Holloway Matt Holloway, will outline the reasons as to why ‘Operation Mali’ was so important to the UK, by reducing terrorism threats. It supported French counter-terrorism operations in this West African country.   The Chinook deployment demonstrated the UK’s commitment to help the Sahel region, in providing lifesaving humanitarian support, which created a bigger diplomatic network.   Previously extremists were using ungoverned space in the Sahel, to plan & launch attacks on Europe, as well as countering the illegal trade in people, drugs, & weapons.   There will also be more stories about 18 & 27 (Chinook) Squadrons, operating from RAF Odiham.   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.

  

Monday 25th February Swindon - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Western Region Event ****

Present Around the World Competition Through the PATW competition, the IET offers an opportunity for up to 8 Young Professionals, Apprentices and Students aged between 18 and 30 to present to a small audience on a topic of their choice. The aim is to support participants’ professional development, providing the opportunity to showcase and improve presentation and communication skills. The audience will get the opportunity to listen to some exciting engineering presentations by young talent, ask questions and engage in discussions with next generation presenters. Furthermore, over light refreshments the audience will get the opportunity to interact and network with aspiring engineers, supporting their development. 18:00 Light Refreshments, 18:30 Competition Starts, 21:00 Close.   Zimmer Biomet, Murdock Road, Dorcan, Swindon, SN35HY. http://www.theiet.org/events/local/257928.cfm

  

Monday 25th February Bath - IMarEST & RINA Western Joint Branch Lecture ****

The next generation MCM platform by BMT. Preceded by Branch Annual General Meeting. 19:30 Refreshments from 19:00. Building 5-West, Lecture Theatre 2.3 (Pharmacy Building), University of Bath, BA2 7AY (Access via Quarry Road). https://www.rina.org.uk/Branch_Programme_Western_Joint_Branch.html

  

Tuesday 26th February Bath - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Western Region Event ****

Artificial Intelligence. 18:30-21:00. University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA27AY. http://www.theiet.org/events/local/257124.cfm

  

Tuesday 26th February Farnborough - Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Association

"Chinook Helicopter" Speaker from RAF Odiham. Non-members are welcome to attend subject to a donation to FAST of £5 per head. All talks take place at 7:30pm in the Village Hotel, Pinehurst Road,   IQ Business Park,   Farnborough, Hampshire   GU14 7BF, unless otherwise stated. Fluor Ltd have kindly made their Multi-storey car park available for attendees at the FAST talk to use. http://www.airsciences.org.uk/

  

Wednesday 27th February Portsmouth - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Solent Network Lecture ****

Invisibility Cloak via Multiscale Manipulation of Electromagnetic Waves. Professor Yang Hao, FIEEE, CEng, FIET, Dean for Research, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queen Mary University of London. This talk presents a review of some current work conducted at Queen Mary University of London, related to metamaterials and invisibility cloaks. I will start with the introduction of Transformation Optics, a new paradigm for EM design, providing equivalent material properties through a well-chosen change of coordinates, to achieve unprecedented wave manipulation. This is essential for the development of conformal antennas or flat optical lenses. 10:00 - Arrivals & Refreshments, 10:30 - Lecture Start, 12:00 - Lecture Finish.   The Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9RP.   http://www.theiet.org/events/local/258410.cfm

  

Wednesday 27th February Weybridge - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Weybridge Lecture ****

Surrey’s small satellite revolution by Mark Ferris. Lecture 18:45 - 20:00. Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN. Open for non RAeS members, entrance fee £2.50. Ken Davies tel 01483 531529. kenmodaviesATaol.com

  

Thursday 28th February Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture ****

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA). 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.

  

Thursday 28th February Fareham - Royal Institute of Navigation - Solent Branch Evening Talk

The Challenges of Navigating Flying Taxis” by Paul Rigby. Urban Air Mobility promises huge benefits but flying robots need to seamlessly integrate with airliners and helicopters. Big data and AI can be used to take a dynamic, real-time, performance-based shift to the way we currently regulate air traffic. Paul advises government on how to exploit UAS for the benefit of UK PLC and leads Consortiq, an innovative global technology company that developed CQNet, a platform to manage autonomous flights. Guests are welcome.   1800 for 1830  hrs. Held at "The Bridge" conference centre at Fareham Innovation Centre. Free car park. Refreshments will be available from 1800 hrs.   Contact Graham Purchase, email solsecATrin.org.uk tel +44 (0)20 7591 3134Book on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/special-talk-the-challenges-of-navigating-flying-taxis-tickets-53852742001?

  

Thursday 28th February Reading - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Thames & Chiltern Berkshire local network Lecture ****

Leading and Developing Successful Teams. Our Lifeskills events are 3-hour workshops which are designed to provide a brief introduction to key topics relevant to working life.   Managing a team of people can be a difficult task. You may have many different personalities who place different constraints on your time and sometimes this may cause conflict. Getting your team to work together to perform, requires a manager who is adaptable in their approach and indeed in how they motivate their staff. This interactive workshop, aims to provide basic hints and tips to address some of these key issues using Bruce Tuckman’s Forming, Storming Norming, Performing model. 18:00 Refreshments, 18:30 Start, 20:30 End. University of Reading, Whiteknights, Shinfield Road, Reading, West Berkshire, RG6 6UR. Contact kevin.lewisATbt.com for more information.

  

Thursday 28th February Yeovil - Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture

The Bombing of Sherborne – 30 September 1940” Mr Chris Shores. 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

  

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  

Monday 4th March Southampton - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Solent RJ Mitchell Lecture ****

The future’s bright – the future is autonomous by Dr Alvin Wilby Vice President for Research, Technical & Innovation, of Thales UK. Thales is a World leading international company in the aerospace, space, transportation, defence and security sectors. The autonomous revolution is being empowered by many technologies and becoming a reality through the efforts of visionaries in companies from the smallest to the largest. Thales is at the centre of those technologies and Dr Wilby will present how the vision of his team and the technologies they are developing are driving our future in all domains, including aerospace. 18:00 - Drinks reception. 19:00 - Lecture starts. Turner Sims Concert Hall, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. Advance registration is required at: mitchell2019.eventbrite.co.uk, or by emailing: solentATaerosociety .com. Contact Chris Taylor 01489 445627 email secretaryATsolent-raes.org.uk or Mike Westby Secretary 01980 556600 email solentATaerosociety.com. www.solent-raes.org.uk

  

Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th March Southampton - Underwater Defence & Security

Underwater Defence & Security 2019 will be a 3-day event where it will have a focus day running three conferences simultaneously and a two-day main conference & exhibition. NATO members & NATO friendly nations will continue to build on previous events topics to discuss how to respond to threats faced and to what extent manned, unmanned and autonomous systems can be used effectively for dull, dirty and dangerous roles. The Ageas Bowl Stadium, Botley Road, Southampton, SO30 3XH. http://www.underwater-defence-security.com.

  

Wednesday 6th March Christchurch - Christchurch Aviation Society Lecture
Battle of the Atlantic, Speaker: Henry Goodall. This presentation traces Britain’s vulnerability to the deployment of Germany’s Admiral Doenitz’ U–Boats and the counter measures forced on the Allies to defend the shipping lanes, to keep the supplies coming to Britain from the USA and elsewhere, during WWII. The U–boats, the convoy system, the escort vessels, the aircraft, the losses and the cost of the campaign that was the longest in WWII, lasting six years, are all described, together with the eventual victory, won by a variety of different means, on land, sea and in the air. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the High Street, Christchurch.   Programme Secretary, Robert Wilson, Tel: 01425 271202 or email progsecATchristchurchavsoc.co.uk

  

Monday 11th March Reading – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hampshire & Dorset Group Event

Logistics - Life after JIT by John Woolford. John an experienced, successful  interim supply chain manager, and will give a presentation about the implementation of Just in Time Logistics in the Manufacturing World of Automotive Manufacturing, but more importantly, what happens next.   He will look at what wider Industry and Businesses can learn from the Car Industry, but also what the car industry learns from other sectors.   Of course, the greater challenge is not just identifying 'The Learnings', but how we apply and share them.   This is John's forte, having turned around complex areas for logistic enterprises as diverse as Honda UK, NYK Logistics (Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd), Kheune & Nagel, Wincanton Defence, Apetito Services (meals on wheels), Essentra Component and Bidvest Foodservice. 18:00 - 20:00, Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 1QH. Meeting Point: Soane Space. As is customary, the group will continue informal discussions in an adjacent pub from 20:00 hours. Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £10.00. Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.   Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membershipATciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: TVG0373

  

Sunday 3rd March Salisbury - Old Sarum Airfield 'Vintage Sunday' Event

Our popular event for vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and aircraft. Join us on the first Sunday of every month for this informal gathering. Free. Arrivals from 10am. Free landings at Old Sarum for all aircraft registered before 1960. Reduced entry (£5) to the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection for pilots of pre-1960 aircraft and drivers/riders of classic and vintage cars and motorbikes. On arrival, please follow the signs and look out for marshals who will direct you to a dedicated parking area.   Cars and motorbikes must not enter the active airfield.   Information on events at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection can be found on Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Boscombe-Down-Aviation-Collection-330939183658923/  or at  www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk

  

Monday 4th March Southampton - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Solent RJ Mitchell Lecture ****

The future’s bright – the future is autonomous by Dr Alvin Wilby Vice President for Research, Technical & Innovation, of Thales UK. Thales is a World leading international company in the aerospace, space, transportation, defence and security sectors. The autonomous revolution is being empowered by many technologies and becoming a reality through the efforts of visionaries in companies from the smallest to the largest. Thales is at the centre of those technologies and Dr Wilby will present how the vision of his team and the technologies they are developing are driving our future in all domains, including aerospace. 18:00 - Drinks reception. 19:00 - Lecture starts. Turner Sims Concert Hall, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. Advance registration is required at: mitchell2019.eventbrite.co.uk, or by emailing: solentATaerosociety .com. Contact Chris Taylor 01489 445627 email secretaryATsolent-raes.org.uk or Mike Westby Secretary 01980 556600 email solentATaerosociety.com. www.solent-raes.org.uk

  

Tuesday 5th March Salisbury - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Boscombe Down Lecture ****

Current and future air traffic management. Lecture held in the lecture theatre at  QinetiQ, Boscombe Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JF. Tea and coffee is usually served from 17:00. Lecture begins at 17:15. Visitors must register at least 4 days in advance with name and car registration.   Email Branch Secretary secretaryATBoscombeDownRAES.org

  

Tuesday 5th March  Bishop’s Waltham – Bishop’s Waltham Aviation Group Lecture

Patron's Night Gp Capt Paul Beaver. "The Real Eric (Winkle) Brown.” Doors  open at 7:45pm with presentation starting at 8:00pm. We meet in the Church Hall, off Free Street Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire SO32 1EE. A location map and directions can be found in the 'ABOUT' section of this site. The fee for each meeting is normally £2.50p. Website www.bwavg.co.uk.

  

Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th March Southampton - Underwater Defence & Security

Underwater Defence & Security 2019 will be a 3-day event where it will have a focus day running three conferences simultaneously and a two-day main conference & exhibition. NATO members & NATO friendly nations will continue to build on previous events topics to discuss how to respond to threats faced and to what extent manned, unmanned and autonomous systems can be used effectively for dull, dirty and dangerous roles. The Ageas Bowl Stadium, Botley Road, Southampton, SO30 3XH. http://www.underwater-defence-security.com.

  

Wednesday 6th March Gosport - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Lecture ****

Hosted in conjunction with HMS Sultan and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, we will be hearing a talk from real life 'Iron Man,' Richard Browning.   With his company, Gravity Industries Ltd, he has created the Daedalus Mk1 flight suit.   Powered by no less than six miniature jet engines, the suit is capable of speeds up to 200 mph.   Is the age of the personal jet pack finally here? Richard will describe how he designed and built the record breaking Daedalus Mk 1 flight suit, and how he uses it to inspire the next generation of aeronautical engineers. The lecture will take place at 19:00 on the 6th of March at HMS Sultan in Gosport, doors open at 18:30.   As HMS Sultan is a military establishment and limited spaces are available, advance registration is essential.   Please email your name, car registration, make and colour to solentATaerosociety.com by Monday 4th March.   Questions please contact Chris Taylor 01489 445627 email secretaryATsolent-raes.org.uk or Mike Westby Secretary 01980 556600 email solentATaerosociety.com. www.solent-raes.org.uk

  

Wednesday 6th March Romsey - South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk

Aerial surveillance part 4, a talk by Phil Neilson. All meetings 7.30 for 7.45pm start. Romsey Working Men's Conservative Club. Non-members very welcome (£4 on the door). Contact Phil Wiltshire philccbwAThotmail.co.uk.

  

Wednesday 6th March Swindon – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Swindon Branch Lecture ****

Westland Project WG47 – application of stealth to helicopters by Jeremy Graham. The definitive development of the low observable AH project, by then identified as WG 47, was completed in 1987, as a confidential private venture activity running in parallel with the multi-national A129 LAH study led by Agusta but supported by Westland, Fokker, MBB and CASA. The WG 47 configuration defined an aircraft having a faceted fuselage with internal weapons, twin canted tail rotors and the pilot in the front seat of a tandem cockpit. Engine, environmental and cooling systems exhausts were integrated into a side-exiting infra-red suppressor and the cockpit transparencies were angled outward to eliminate optical glint to the horizon. 19:00 – 20:30 The Montgomery Theatre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham SN6 8LA. Guests must register with the branch not less than 5 working days prior to the event when some details will be required for MOD security. Photo ID MUST be available for inspection whilst on site. ID will be required at the gate (Driving Licence/Passport). Young persons aged 15-18 are entitled to attend branch lectures free of charge. They must be accompanied by an adult who will also be entitled to attend free of charge. The base will deny access if compliance is not adhered to. Please reply as soon as possible, to Colin Irvin at:    raeswindonATgmail.com  or DASATaerosoecity.com

  

Wednesday 6th March Christchurch - Christchurch Aviation Society Lecture
Battle of the Atlantic, Speaker: Henry Goodall. This presentation traces Britain’s vulnerability to the deployment of Germany’s Admiral Doenitz’ U–Boats and the counter measures forced on the Allies to defend the shipping lanes, to keep the supplies coming to Britain from the USA and elsewhere, during WWII. The U–boats, the convoy system, the escort vessels, the aircraft, the losses and the cost of the campaign that was the longest in WWII, lasting six years, are all described, together with the eventual victory, won by a variety of different means, on land, sea and in the air. Commencing at 20.00 hours (8pm) in the Druitt hall, off the High Street, Christchurch.   Programme Secretary, Robert Wilson, Tel: 01425 271202 or email progsecATchristchurchavsoc.co.uk

  

Thursday 7th March Weybridge - Brooklands Trust Members Event

History of the British Touring Car Championship 1958 – 2018. Join us for a feast of nostalgia, celebrating the 60-year heritage of the British Touring Car Championship. From the era of Mini Coopers and Lotus Cortinas to the Vauxhall Vectras and Honda Civics of recent years. Long-time touring car journalist Matt James, has compiled a great book on the BTCC with a chapter for each year featuring a summary of the season, 10 photos showing all the top cars and drivers in action, key statistics and a profile of the champion driver. Anyone who has ever enjoyed touring car racing as a participant, spectator or television viewer will treasure this book. BTCC commentator Alan Hyde will be talking to the author, Matt James, about the Championship and they will be available to sign copies of the book afterwards.   Doors open 6pm - Hot food and Members Bar. Event begins at 7.30pm in the Napier Room. Parking on the Museum site outside the Paddock - enter via the Brooklands Road gate (marked JTI). Time 7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. Members £2, Non-Members £7. To order tickets please ring 01932 857381 ext 226 or book online at the link below.

  

Friday 8th March Lyndhurst - New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture

The AGM, short, will incorporate membership renewals, and will be followed by on board videos from flights in a Lancaster and Shackleton. Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £4 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson: stephen.robson10ATbtopenworld.com or Mike Collo at m.colloATbtinternet.com.

  

Saturday 9th March Beaulieu - Friends of The National Motor Museum Trust Lecture

Meet Steph Jeavons. Steph Jeavons is an author, journalist, and adventurer who, in April 2018, completed a solo around-the-world (RTW) trip that took her to all 7 continents, a world first. The journey lasted a few days short of four years, during which she logged 53 countries and over 74,000 miles on a 250cc Honda.   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 11th March Andover - Andover Strut Meeting

The Andover Strut meets on the 2nd Monday in the month at Popham Airfield (EGHP). Visitors welcome.   We normally gather at around 19:30 for a 20:00 start. Tea, coffee and  biscuits  available throughout the evening. http://www.andoverstrut.org.uk

  

Monday 11th March Reading – Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hampshire & Dorset Group Event

Logistics - Life after JIT by John Woolford. John an experienced, successful  interim supply chain manager, and will give a presentation about the implementation of Just in Time Logistics in the Manufacturing World of Automotive Manufacturing, but more importantly, what happens next.   He will look at what wider Industry and Businesses can learn from the Car Industry, but also what the car industry learns from other sectors.   Of course, the greater challenge is not just identifying 'The Learnings', but how we apply and share them.   This is John's forte, having turned around complex areas for logistic enterprises as diverse as Honda UK, NYK Logistics (Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd), Kheune & Nagel, Wincanton Defence, Apetito Services (meals on wheels), Essentra Component and Bidvest Foodservice. 18:00 - 20:00, Reading Town Hall, Blagrave St, Reading, West Berkshire RG1 1QH. Meeting Point: Soane Space. As is customary, the group will continue informal discussions in an adjacent pub from 20:00 hours. Cost: Member: Free; Non-Member: £10.00. Refreshments and a light buffet will be provided.   Book online now or contact Membership Services, Tel: 01536 740104 or email: membershipATciltuk.org.uk quoting the event code: TVG0373

  

Tuesday 12th March  Bournemouth -  Bournemouth Red Arrows Association event

Lucy Houston : the Lady Who Saved a Nation”   - By Colin van Geffen. Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel gate 7:00pm  for a 7:30 start. Members £1, non-members £3. Contact 9redjetsAToutlook.com. https://www.bmthreds.co.uk/

  

Tuesday 12th March Swindon - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SW:Swindon local network Lecture ****

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Infrastructure We are on the cusp of the biggest revolution on our roads since the advent of the internal combustion engine. Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) promise to deliver safe, efficient, inclusive and environmentally responsible transportation services. However future smart vehicles will require smart infrastructure to fulfil all the promised potentials. Road side sensing (via lidar, radar, video etc.) will enhance road safety; virtual and dynamic signage and regulations communicated wirelessly will orchestrate traffic flow and resolve contention at intersections. In this lecture I attempt to shed some light on what the future connected roads might look. 18:30-20:30. Swindon UTC, Bristol St, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN15ET. https://www.theiet.org/events/local/257950.cfm

  

Tuesday 12th March Bath - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SW:Somerset & W.Wilts ****

Drone racing. 18:30-20:30University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA27AY https://www.theiet.org/events/local/257125.cfm

  

Wednesday 13th March Stockbridge - Museum of Army Flying Event

Prelude to D-Day - innovation and wizardry. Outreach lecture series with Paul Beaver at Stockbridge Town Hall. During the Museum's closure we will have an outreach series of lectures taking place at Stockbridge Town Hall one Wednesday of each month from November 2018 to March 2019. Space  at the Town Hall is more limited than the Museum so be sure to book in advance £10 to avoid disappointment. Finding Stockbridge Town Hall,  High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6HE. http://www.armyflying.com/events/

  

Thursday 14th March Heathrow – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Heathrow Branch Lecture ****

Aviation insurance claims. John Bayley Regional Director, Europe and Russia, McLarens Aviation. Lectures at the RAeS Heathrow Branch take place at 18:15 British Airways HQ Waterside, London Heathrow Airport, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA. The Branch welcome both Members and Visitors! Please note that for security clearance to enter the BA Waterside base to attend the lecture, you MUST register at least two days in advance, preferably online via http://tiny.cc/RAeSLHR, alternatively contact the Branch Secretary William Li via email HeathrowATaerosociety.com or mobile 07936 392799.

  

Monday 18th March Bath - IMarEST & RINA Western Joint Branch Lecture ****

Underwater acoustics by Graham Smith. 19:30 Refreshments from 19:00. Lecture Theatre 1N05, Building N, University of the West of England BS16 1QY, access via Coldharbour Lane. Free parking on campus from 17:00. Contact secretary.wjbATimarest.org.

  

Monday 18th March Swindon - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Western Region Event ****

Future of Rail presentations One of the highlights of the year;  Young Engineers (typically with less than 10-years’ experience)  will present their papers, in competition with each other. The winner will receive a prize of £200 and will go forward for a place in the national final later in the year at Birdcage Walk, London. And other prizes for the runners-up.  This year's presentations will be announced the week before the event. Following each presentation there will be a short question and answer session. Followed by the announcement of the winner. 17:00 - 19:00 Rooms 5/6, Western House – Swindon. 1, Holbrook Way, Swindon Wiltshire SN1 1BD. We then invite you for  further discussions at ‘The Glue Pot’, 5 Emlyn Square, Swindon SN1 5BP. This is a traditional pub in Brunel’s Swindon Village, close to  Western House and the station. https://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Western/event-detail?id=15410

  

Tuesday 19th March Salisbury – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation

Wiltshire Police Drones by PC Mark Talliss. Mark is one of the drone operators and is a specialist trainer in the Force's learning and development department, wrote the training material and learning plan for the training course for new pilots. Monthly presentations 18:30 for 19:00. Entrance Members free and Non-members £5 (includes access to the collection). Venue BDAC conference room Hangar 1 South, Old Sarum Airfield, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DZ. Tel: 01722 323636.

  

Tuesday 19th March Salisbury - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Boscombe Down Lecture ****

Ship Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL) Trials. TBC. Lecture held in the lecture theatre at  QinetiQ, Boscombe Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JF. Tea and coffee is usually served from 17:00. Lecture begins at 17:15. Visitors must register at least 4 days in advance with name and car registration.   Email Branch Secretary secretaryATBoscombeDownRAES.org

  

Wednesday 20th March Farnborough - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES), and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Lecture ****

Developments in Digital Manufacturing Technologies by Philip Spiers Director The Advanced Manufacturing Research and Development Centre (AMRDC). Joint lecture with RAeS, IMechE and IET. Philip Spiers will introduce the topic with an outline of the background that led to the setting up of the AMRC, followed by an overview of its current work and scope. Adrian Hurst and Alex Godbehere will then describe some case studies involving digital manufacturing – the ‘4th industrial revolution’. They will illustrate how this is impacting on the manufacturing industry at every level, from the large high tech ‘tier one’ suppliers, right down to small SMEs still working with 40-year-old machinery. Meet from 19:00 with the lecture starting at 19:30 This is a free lecture which is open to everybody.   To help us manage the event please pre-book via this website. University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH. Contact Tim Gillman mob 0785 1229081. https://events.theiet.org/developments-in-digital-manufacturing-technologies/ or Contact Ian Pigram email pigramikATbp.com or Dr Mike Philpot 01252 614618.

  

Wednesday 20th March Weybridge - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Weybridge Lecture ****

Modern crew escape systems, Philip Rowles, VPO Engineering Martin-Baker. Lecture 18:45 - 20:00. Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN. Open for non RAeS members, entrance fee £2.50. Ken Davies tel 01483 531529. kenmodaviesATaol.com

  

Thursday 21st March Yeovil - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Yeovil Henson & Stringfellow Named Lecture

63rd  Henson & Stringfellow Named Lecture by invitation ticketed event. Leonardo Helicopters, Lysander Road, Yeovil BA20 2YB. Leonardo MW Limited, Dallas Conference Room 1A, Leonardo Helicopters, Yeovil BA20 2YB Entrance via Lysander Road. RAeS Yeovil Branch Committee – raesyeovil.mbxATleonardocompany.com or david.mccallumATleonardocompany.com and Michael.WinderATleonardocompany.com.

  

Sunday 24th March Bransgore (near Sopley) - Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) Open Day

The refurbished Heritage Centre has recently received major grant funding, enabling investment in 'state of the art' touch screens and audio-visual facilities, which give visitors a wholly immersive interactive experience, for 2019. A wealth of model dioramas, pictures and artefacts tell the story of the aviators and aircraft operating from the twelve New Forest airfields in WW2. There is also a section describing the WWI training airfield at East Boldre. The Centre provides a unique perspective on our local aviation heritage. Open Days are from 10am-4pm  for which the Trustees ask for a donation of £7.50 for adults, £3 for 10-16 year olds and 'under 10s' are free. Service Veterans (pre-1961) are offered a concessionary rate of £3 on production of their service ID.  Annual Membership £10, Family (2 adults + 2 children) £25, Life Membership £100. The Heritage Centre is in Mosquito Way, accessed via the new housing estate BH23 8AU, off Derritt Lane, Bransgore. Turn left immediately on entering the estate. See the Facebook page or the website at  https://fonfasite.wordpress.com  and e-mail at  fonfa2010ATgmail.com

  

Monday 25th March Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Tales of an Accidental Aviator via RAF, AAC and Civilian Airshows by Major George (Smokey) Bacon MBE TC AAC(V). Bacon will recall his journey into joining the RAF, subsequent transfer to the Army Air Corp, and a few adventures on the way, leading to his joining PBN Ltd, on the Isle of Wight. An overview of his wide activities in the UK Air Display circuit, and his work in establishing the Historic Flight Charitable Trust, at Middle Wallop, will bring us up to date with his current engagement as a well-known Commentator and Flight Director, for air shows and air displays across the UK.   George, or ‘Smokey’ as he well known as, will present and show, a lot of interesting pictures, and will give anecdotes about his career. 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.

  

Tuesday 26th March Bath - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) SW:Somerset & W.Wilts ****

Systems engineering on HS2. The cost and business benefits of a project such as HS2 are clearly influenced by how well it is designed, built and delivers what is expected. But ultimately to deliver these benefits with cost and programme certainty, it has been essential to introduce a systems engineering approach. 18:30-20:30. University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA27AY. https://www.theiet.org/events/local/257127.cfm

  

Wednesday 27th March Portsmouth - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Solent network Lecture ****

Integrating Crossrail/Elizabeth Line into the National Rail Network. Peter Gracey BEng CEng MIET MIRSE VR, Bechtel Ltd. Having worked on both the Network Rail and now the central (tunneled) section of the Crossrail Programme, Peter will explain how the new railway is being integrated into the existing network to create the Elizabeth Line. 10:00-12:00 The Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9RP. Contact dean.obrienATietvolunteer.org for more information.

https://www.theiet.org/events/local/258412.cfm

  

Thursday 28th March Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Lecture ****

Keys don’t float” everything you need to know about float plane flying by Capt Bryan Pill of Mission Aviation Fellowship. 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.

  

Thursday 28th March Newport IoW - Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Solent Network, Isle of Wight Section Lecture ****

Cyber Security in a digital age by Pearl Noble-Mallock, BAE Systems. Cyber Security is increasingly in the public eye. Advanced and agile techniques are needed to detect and counter sophisticated attacks. The presentation will provide a greater insight into Cyber Security in a Digital Age.   7.00 for 7.30 pm. The Sail Loft Room the Bargeman’s Rest, Little London Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BS. www.bargemansrest.com. Chairman Mr Dave Miller BEng (Hons) CEng MIET BAE Systems Maritime Services, Tel 03300 472270 dave.j.millerATbaesystems.com.

  

Thursday 28th March Lymington - Royal Institute of Navigation Solent Branch Evening Talk

Circumnavigating the World – a Distilled History by Graham Cumming. Graham, who is a Maritime Historian, will include a number of seldom seen early (& copyright) photographic images in his illustrated talk. The talk will be followed by an informal supper – which can be ordered at the bar before the talk. Guests will be welcome.   A Pay & Display car park is adjacent to the club. 6pm at Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Bath Road Lymington,  Hants  SO41 3SE. Contact Graham Purchase, email solsecATrin.org.uk tel +44 (0)20 7591 3134.

  

Thursday 28th March Yeovil - Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture

From Kittyhawk to Cape Canaveral” Wing Cdr (Retd) Tony Davies.   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

  

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  

Wednesday 3rd April Swindon – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Swindon Branch Sir George Greenhill lecture ****

18:00 Drinks reception and light buffet.   1900 - Welcome address – Branch President - Professor Kevin Knowles. 1905 - Dr Mark Hilborne - ‘Space and our dependence on it: the need for assured access’. 1935 - Mr Ben Oliver – Vice Chairman UK Space   – ‘Space, the industrial perspective’. 2010 – Keynote Address – Mrs Catherine Mealing-Jones – Director of Growth, UK Space Agency. ’The UK Space Sector – Past, Present + Future ’. 2050 - Joint Q & A session.   2115 - Closing Address - CEO RAeS – Sir Brian Burridge. Cormorant Building, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham SN6 8LA. By invitation Colin Irvin at:   raeswindonATgmail.com. To comply with Defence Academy security requirements, we must submit a list of attendees, comprising the details below, well in advance of the event.

  

Wednesday 3rd April Winchester - Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series

Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series by Professor Hugh Lewis (University of Southampton).   Using computer models, we can simulate what the space environment might look like over the next 1000 years taking into account many different patterns of space launches and satellite characteristics. A consistent picture of the future emerges when we evaluate these different scenarios and assume our behaviour in space remains unchanged: a new region containing a high concentration of artificial space debris will likely develop at an altitude of about 1400 km.   In effect, we will have created our own ring around the Earth. The formation of this region and its characteristics are similar to those of plastic debris patches found in the Earth’s oceans. This ‘Great Orbital Debris Patch’ is relatively indifferent to how we might choose to use space and, crucially, becomes self-supporting. Consistent with the oceanic debris patches, future generations of space users will see consequences increase by orders of magnitude unless appropriate space traffic management systems and debris mitigation practices are put into place.   4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Airbus Defence and Space Planetarium  in Winchester, Telegraph Way,  Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ. http://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/visitor-information/whats-on/space-lectures/

  

Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th April Southampton – Ocean Business

Ocean Business is being held at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK from 9-11 April 2019. National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton. Ocean Business is FREE to attend and is expected to attract more than 5,000+ visitors from over 60 countries.   At the very heart of Ocean Business is a three-day exhibition of over 360 companies, bringing together the world's leading manufacturers and service providers in the industry. More than just a static exhibition, Ocean Business 2019 provides visitors with an opportunity to test-drive equipment and systems, with over 180 hours of live, free to attend training and demonstration sessions, on vessels, at the dockside, in the test tank and in seminar rooms.   www.oceanbusiness.com




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