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Friends of the New Forest Airfields

Heritage Centre Closed for Winter  

FONFA web site 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.

Thursday 13th January Weybridge - Brooklands Museum Evening Talk

An evening with Tiff Needell. After an early career as a civil engineer, Tiff Needell caught the motor racing bug and worked his way up through the national racing scene to become a Formula Ford Champion in 1975. That led on to success in Formula 3 and ultimately a Formula 1 drive with Ensign in 1980. This event will be in person in the Clubhouse and broadcast on BM.tv Livestream. The  Bar will be open from 6pm and hot food will be available. Parking on-site via the Brooklands Road Campbell Gate.   Time 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Members £10 non-members £15. To book your tickets click the book links in the ticket information block on the website or  email  talks+AT+brooklandsmembers.co.uk

Friday 14th January Farnborough - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Farnborough Lecture ****

Helicopter and Ship Integration - turning complexity into embarked aviation capability Robert McKee MSc CEng FRAeS, QinetiQ, Boscombe Down. In 1945 Captain Eric Winkle Brown RN flew a Sea Vampire to conduct the jet aircraft land and take off from an aircraft carrier. Six years later, the Royal Aircraft Establishment conducted its first ship-borne helicopter flight trial. Since that time, QinetiQ, and its predecessor organisations, have been supporting Royal Navy flight trials to deliver integrated aviation capability. Each time a ship needs the ability to use air power, there is a requirement to assess the characteristics of both in order to determine the safety of aircrew, ground crew, and the ship痴 company. Integrating aviation onto a ship is a complex mix of aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and aircraft performance. The integration then spreads far beyond the flight deck into the hanger, ship痴 combat system and operations room. Integration can take the form of modelling, data analysis or flight trials. 19:30 to 21:00. Farnborough College of Technology, Boundary Road, Farnborough, GU14 6SB. https://www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar/helicopter-and-ship-integration-turning-complexity-into-embarked-aviation-capability/. Contact Ian Pigram email pigramik+AT+bp.com or Dr Mike Philpot 01252 614618.


Tuesday 18th January Salisbury – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation Online

Looking up at the Sky by Gp Cpt Sid Adcock. A talk about an aviator's 50 years' in the RAF, having joined as a Cranwell Cadet in the early 1960s. Sid's career was concentrated on flying transport aircraft, which included the a tour as CO of the VC10 Operational Conversion Unit at Brize Norton. He finally retired in 2010 as a RAFVR Officer in the Air Experience Flight at Boscombe Down. All online presentations start at 19:00. Non-members and members whose email address is not known to BDAC who wish to join a presentation need to register securely with BDAC via the website. http://www.boscombedownaviationcollection.co.uk/


Saturday 22nd January Yeovil - Yeovilton’s Fleet Air Arm Museum Event

Space Odyssey Planetarium at the Fleet Air Arm. Space Odyssey planetarium offers spectacular 360° 3D space experience for children and adults of all ages.  In one of the world’s largest mobile planetarium domes, Space Odyssey’s giant Galileo dome, is an exciting adventure exploring the Solar System – and beyond! You  will be transported on a fascinating voyage of discovery, exploring highlights from the history of space exploration, the planets of the solar system and our place in the wider universe, as well as hearing news of the latest missions and discoveries in space. Four Planetarium Sessions – 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Each planetarium session lasts around 40 minutes. The Museum remains open from 5pm to 9.30pm to allow you to explore our galleries either side of your planetarium slot. Adult - £15 Child - £10. Places are limited so please book in advance. https://www.fleetairarm.com/event/225.aspx


Monday 24th January Chichester - Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

The Wooden Wonder - Development of the de Havilland Mosquito by Rod Dean. This talk covers development, construction and use of the outstanding de Havilland Mosquito and all its variants. All welcome. 19:00 for 19:30 start. Chichester Park Hotel, behind Sainsbury痴 on the Chichester By-pass. Entrance fee to each meeting members 」5/non-members 」7. Contact David Batcock on 01243-823007 or email info+AT+airaces.org.uk.


Thursday 27th January Bournemouth - Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Christchurch Online Lecture ****

Online lecture subject and speaker TBC. 7:00 for 7:30pm. 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 christchurch+AT+aerosociety.com.

Monday 31st January Middle Wallop - Museum of Army Flying Lockdown Lecture Online Event

REME Exists to Keep the Punch in the Army痴 Fist・-  Field Marshall Montgomery of Alamein. Join us in January and February for a 2-part online lecture in collaboration with the  REME Museum  as we trace the history of REME Aviation from Auster to Apache supporting the Army Air Corps from its inception in 1957 to present day. Our first lecture broadcast live on 31 January will showcase how the “Repair Forward” principle REME deployed in WW2 and later conflicts was applied to the support the Army and Royal Marines aircraft.   Discover the incredible skills of the Technicians and Engineering Officers and how they have kept pace with the latest technology. Please note, all content of lectures are the research of the guest speakers. For best viewing results use Google Chrome. Watch Part 1 on Monday 31 January at 7pm and join in the live Q&A afterwards. Tel 01264 781086  info+AT+armyflying.com.

Southampton Model Aeroplane Club

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