LHR Branch Circulates the List of Selected Aviation Events in Southwest England in August 2016

The RAeS Heathrow Branch circulates the selected list of August 2016 aviation events in the Southwest England area. Please be aware that the Royal Aeronautical Society nor the RAeS Heathrow Branch is the organiser of following events. Please contact the indicated organisers if you have any questions or queries. We recommend you double check event details, especially any potential last minute changes before making or commencing any journey plans.

03 August 2016, Wednesday, Guildford – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Surrey network Lecture

The history of Brooklands by Allan Winn who will take the audience through the history of Brooklands: as a motor racing circuit and test-bed and as a pre- and post-war home to several aviation companies. 10-12 noon. East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6QT. Visit the IET website for more details.

03-05 August 2016, Portsmouth – 5th IEEE International Conference on Image, Vision and Computing (ICIVC 2016)

ICIVC 2016, is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Image, Vision and Computing and etc to a common forum. University of Portsmouth, UK.

03-13 August 2016, Cowes – Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week the World’s best-known sailing regatta. Red Arrows display August 11th at 19:20pm.

07 August 2016, Sunday, Chichester – Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Bader ‘Downed’ Event. Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. Nr Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2ES. Tel: 01243 790 090. Admission (including entry to museum): Advance booking Adult £10.00. For more information or booking, please visit the event page here.

08 August 2016, Monday, Bournemouth – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Technical Visit

Visit to Aish Technologies Ltd. A technical visit to one of Poole’s longest established engineering companies. Aish Technologies is a systems design and manufacturing company that specializes in the protection of electronic equipment in harsh environments. All Institution members and guests are welcome to attend by booking only. Spaces for this visit are limited to 20, please register promptly.

Aish House, Broom Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 4NL.

15.00 – 15.15 Guests arrive at reception & refreshments,
15.15 – 16.30 Aish presentation and videos,
16.30 – 17.30 Factory tour,
17.30 – 17.45 Refreshments,
17.45 – 18:00 Q&A + discussions session.

Host: Paul Hardwick [CEng MIMechE], Information Systems Manager.

John Kent,
Tel: 01202 693279,
Mobile 07715050310,
Email kentjekent@btinternet.com.

13-14 August 2016 – Red Bull Air Race

Home to Europe’s premier horseracing event, Ascot hosts the Red Bull Air Race for the third consecutive year in 2016.

18-21 August 2016 – Bournemouth Air Festival

By the sea and completely free. Red Arrows confirmed for all 4-days along with the RN Black Cats Helicopter Display Team, Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team and Swiss Air Force Super Puma Display Team!

22 August 2016, Monday, Chichester – Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk

Leaving Afghanistan & thereafter – RAF 27 (Chinook) Squadron. Meetings 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 info@airaces.org.uk.

25 August 2016, Thursday, Eastleigh –
Solent Aviation Society Meeting

Caribbean/USA/Canada – Den Willard. All meetings 7:30pm for 8:00pm start. Entrance fee of £1 (to help cover costs). The Railway Institute, Romsey Road, Eastleigh. Contact graham.spiller2@ntlworld.com

25-29 August 2016, Blandford Forum – Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is an annual show featuring steam-powered vehicles and machinery. It now covers 600 acres and runs for five days.

26–28 August 2016, Basingstoke – Carfest South

CarFest presents a unique and fabulously eclectic mix of music, cars and fun. Red Arrows display Sat 27th at 13:00. Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton Road, Overton Hampshire RG25 3DR. Laverstoke Park Farm is owned by Racing Driver Jody Scheckter.

27–28 August 2016, Basingstoke – Dunsfold Wings and Wheels

Features a 5 hour Airshow including the Red Arrows on both days (16:30 and 12:00 noon) and a 2 Hour Motoring Show.


04 September 2016, Sunday, Gatwick – Great Gatwick Hot Rod & Custom Show

The first-ever car show presented by American Autoparts is to be staged on Sunday September 4 at the Gatwick Aviation Museum, in Charlwood, Surrey, adjacent to Gatwick Airport. The event – The Great Gatwick Hot Rod & Custom Show – is an all-charity project in aid of the Museum, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Association and a local Council appeal to replace the village’s sports pavilion. Visit Gatwick Aviation Museum website for more details or Tel 01293 862417.

09 September 2016, Friday, Stockbridge – Museum of Army Aviation Event

The Museum of Army Flying holds a special lecture at Stockbridge Town Hall. Guest Speaker is world record breaker, adventure balloonist and author of ‘The Edge of Space’, Colin Prescot. A chance meeting with a hot-air balloon owning Afghan princess, hanging 300m below a helicopter in the Grand Canyon and breaking the World Record for a non-stop orbital flying machine: 17 days and 18 hours of endurance, surviving being sucked into a lethal thunderstorm over Central Thailand. Colin Prescot joins us to share his remarkable story. 19:00. Refreshments will be available from 18.30. £10.00 Lecture Ticket, and available on the Museum website.

16–25 September 2016 – Southampton Boat Show 2016

The UK’s largest purpose-built Show marina in the late summer sunshine. This year’s Show is a festival of boating fun for all the family. Brand new attractions to enjoy, see and have a go at as well as much loved favourites. Mixed in with over 100s of exhibitors and 1000s of boats and brands this really is a festival of boating fun for everyone. There are so many ways to get out on the water, whether you are new to boating or an experienced sailor so buy now.

19–29 September 2016, South West – ADS/Aerospace Manufacturing European Aerospace/Defence Manufacturing Roadshow 2016

Running every September and now in its 8th year the Defence & Aerospace Tour visits prime sites such as BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, GKN, Airbus, Selex and Thales. Roadshow visit dates, schedule may be liable to change, below:

  • Mon 19th Sept – QinetiQ – Farnborough
  • Tue 20th Sept – Cobham Mission Systems – Wimborne
  • Wed 21st Sept – QinetiQ – Boscombe Down
  • Thu 22nd Sept – Thales – Templecombe
  • Fri 23rd Sept – GKN/Airbus – Filton
  • Mon 26th Sept – BAE Systems/MBDA – Filton
  • Tue 27th Sept – Rolls Royce – Bristol
  • Wed 28th Sept – GE Aviation – Cheltenham
  • Thu 29th Sept – Leonardo Helicopters – Yeovil

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