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

The RAeS Heathrow Branch circulates the selected list of September 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.

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


03 October 2016, Monday, Bournemouth – Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Wessex Region Technical Visit

Visit to Bournemouth Aviation Museum. 14:00. Merritown Lane, Hurn BH23 6BA, approach on the B3073, the airport perimeter road. The site is adjacent to Adventure Wonderland and shares a common car park. Optional date – Monday 10th October if inclement weather on the 3rd. Respondents will be notified close to the meeting date. Group size limited to twenty. Contact Alan Howell, Museum Trustee or John Kent email bournesec@imechenetwork.org or kentjekent@btinternet.com Tel: 01202 693279.

05 October 2016, Wednesday, Swindon – Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) Swindon Branch Lecture

Photon Power. The Rise and Rise of Laser Technology Prof Robert Eason. The Defence Academy Swindon Branch RAeS (DASRAeS) meet at The Defence Academy of the UK Shrivenham for a series of lectures held from October through May. RAeS Members Free. Friends of Branch £20 per lecture season. Some external visits incur an additional charge to cover transport and catering. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (also free entrance). If interested, please contact us.

19:00 – 20:30 The Montgomery Theatre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham SN6 8LA. ID will be required at the gate (Driving Licence/Passport). The base will deny access if compliance is not adhered to. Advise attendance preferably via e-mail raeswindon@gmail.com or branch secretary Tel: 07740 136609.

12 October 2016, Wednesday, Southampton – IMechE Southern Engineering Excellence Awards

As part of its commitment to improving the world through engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) launched the Southern Engineering Excellence Awards. A black tie awards ceremony will be held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday the 12 October. Please email southernawards@imechenearyou.org or call 02380 016199 for further information

15 October 2016, Saturday, Yeovil – Fleet Air Arm Museum Model Show Spectacular

The FAAM October Model Show is the largest event of its kind in the South West and is a must for all model enthusiasts. Visitors will be able to see a broad array of scaled-down models of real aircraft, see club and trade exhibitors from across the UK and meet the enthusiasts who live and breathe model making. For any queries please contact the ticket box on 01935 842617. http://www.fleetairarm.com/event/72.aspx

26 October 2016, Wednesday – FAC Annual Conference 2016

FAC (Farnborough Aerospace Consortium) is a business-winning trade association with national and international members. It is the longest established aerospace and defence trade body in the UK, providing support to some 300 companies located in southern England – the heart of the UK’s aerospace industry. Burford Bridge Hotel, At the Foot of Box Hill Dorking RH5 6BX.


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