The RAeS Heathrow Branch circulates the selected list of October 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Tel: 01202 693279.
05 October 2016, Wednesday, Wimborne – West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) Event
UK aerospace, in both civil and defence sectors, is growing significantly, and the prognosis for the next 20 years is confident and positive. Are you aware of the importance of Dorset in satisfying the growing demands on the UK aerospace supply chain? Do you understand the potential opportunities and the challenges facing our industry? Do you know what support is out there to help you to play your part? This event is intended to stimulate your interest, inform your awareness and assist you in growing your business in the region. 9am-2:30pm. QE Conference Centre Queen Elizabeth’s School Wimborne. Members £50, non-members £75. Events Logistics Manager 01275 872353 firstname.lastname@example.org.
05 October 2016, Wednesday, Romsey – South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society SHHAS Talk
Dorset “VCs” by Kevin Patience. 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 email@example.com.
10 October 2016, Monday, Poole – Dorset Family History Society Talk
Flying with the Larks – the Early Aviation Pioneers of Larkhill by Tim Brown. The military importance of aircraft was recognised during WW1, firstly as a way of spying on the enemy, and later as a way of taking the battle into the skies as planes became weapons of war. The first British military aviation base was at Lark Hill in Wiltshire, where the rolling plains became ideal flying grounds. Tim Brown’s book covers its early days and its influence on WW1 aviation. He served in the Fleet Air Arm for many years. On moving to Wiltshire in 2006, Tim became fascinated with Salisbury Plain’s aviation history, and involved in Lark Hill and the adjacent Stonehenge landscape. (Tim’s book will be available at discounted price on the night). 8pm at Saint John’s Heatherlands Parish Church. Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 0AA. http://dorsetfhs.org.uk/event/flying-with-the-larks/
12 October 2016, Wednesday, Christchurch – Red House Museum Lecture
Charles Rolls and Britain’s First Aviation Meeting by Steve Robson. 2pm at the Red House Museum, Quay Rd, Christchurch BH23 1BU.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02380 016199 for further information
12 October 2016, Wednesday, Farnborough – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Aerospace TPN Event
Farnborough Aerospace Engineering – Understanding Our Heritage. Taking in time at the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust museum to understand the heritage of aerospace engineering in the Farnborough area and to investigate the National Aerospace Library; the day will also help to understand how large facilities such as the QinetiQ Centrifuge is still helping to advance aerospace technology today.
Programme 10:00 Meet / refreshments at FAST plus introductory talk / time to visit the exhibits, 11:00 Transfer to the Centrifuge, 11:15 Centrifuge visit, 11:45 Transfer to The Hub, 12:00 Visit to NAL (1 hour talk) Lunch in The Hub (Aviators Café & Bar) – optional (attendees purchase their own lunch). Followed by more time in NAL (note NAL and Aviators are located in the same building). 14:15 Transfer to FAST 14:30 Further time in FAST 16:00 Close. Contact Natalie Sullivan email email@example.com http://www.theiet.org/events/2016/239561.cfm
13 October 2016, Thursday, Weymouth – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Dorset & S.Wilts local network Lecture
Unmanned Systems: A Day in the Life of a Graduate Engineer – Weymouth What does a graduate engineer actually do all day? Graduates from Atlas Elektronik UK will talk about their involvement in a variety of unmanned systems that they are helping to design, build and deliver to customers around the globe 18:30 Tea, 19:00 Talk, 20:00 Q&A 20:30. Finish Weymouth College Fleet Building, Cranford Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT47LQ. http://www.theiet.org/events/local/241780.cfm
14 October 2016, Friday, Salisbury – Museum of Army Flying Event
Martin Withers DFC Middle Wallop Military Wives Choir are delighted to host an evening presentation from Vulcan Pilot Martin Withers DFC, Captain of the Falklands operation ‘Black Buck’ and Chief Pilot and Operations Manager for Vulcan to the Sky. Please join us for a musical treat from the Military Wives Choir followed by a presentation by Martin on his involvement in the Falklands conflict and bringing Vulcan XH558 back to flight. Tickets £10.00. Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY.
14 October 2016, Friday, Lyndhurst – New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture
‘Working on HM Submarines’ by Ray Jones. Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £3 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
17 October 2016, Monday, Eastleigh – Bishop’s Waltham Aviation Group Lecture
‘Test Flying Tales’ by John Farley. John Farley first flew the P.1127 in 1964 while a test pilot at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. He spent 19 years contributing to the development of the Harrier, retiring as Chief Test Pilot BAe Dunsfold. He then spent five years as Manager of Dunsfold and a further two as Special Operations Manager at BAe Kingston. In 1990 he became the first Western test pilot to fly the MiG-29 fighter. Doors open at 7:45pm with presentation starting at 8:00pm. The Stables Parish Centre (behind St. Peter’s Church) Bishop’s Waltham. The fee for each meeting is normally £2.50. Website http://www.bwavg.co.uk.
18 October 2016, Tuesday, Weybridge – Brooklands Trust Members Talk
Triumph & Tragedy – The Donald Campbell Story by Phil Holt. We welcome Phil Holt back to Brooklands following his insightful talk on Apollo 13 last year. This evening he will take a look at the life of speed legend Donald Campbell. Members £2 non-members £5. Doors open 6pm – hot food and drink available from the Members Bar. Talk starts at 7.30pm. Park on site and enter via the Brooklands Road entrance (marked JTI). Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN. Book via Yvette at email@example.com mobile 07880 670359.
18 October 2016, Tuesday, Gosport – Gosport Aviation Society (GAS) Meeting
Bournemouth 1910 and C S Rolls by Stephen Robson. 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Meetings are held at the Stubbington Snooker Club. Entry charge of £3.00 for visitors. Contact Bob Wealthy Tel 01329 315561. firstname.lastname@example.org
18 October 2016, Tuesday, Salisbury – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation
Knocking Down the Stones-Stonehenge Airfield 1917- 1921 by Tim Brown. 18:30 for 19:00. Members free, non-members £5 (includes access to the aviation collection). 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.
19 October 2016, Wednesday, Guildford – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Surry local network Lecture
Star Wars: The battle for space supremacy. How is space used in military operations? Spy satellites, positional satellites, SatNav and SatCom will be covered in an informative insight into the world of modern warfare. 7:30pm The Business School, Lakeside Stag Hill Campus Guildford, GU27XH. https://communities.theiet.org/communities/home/84
20 October 2016, Thursday, Salisbury – Museum of Army Flying Event
Winkle – Life at Full Throttle by Paul Beaver Autumn Series. Paul Beaver returns to the Museum of Army Flying with a brand new Autumn lecture series. As an aviation author, historian, commentator and pilot Paul is an expert in his field. Captain Eric Brown, better known as Winkle – died in February. Winkle was the nation’s greatest pilot and the world’s most renowned test pilot. In a career of just 30 years, he flew 487 types, carried 2407 deck landings and 2721 catapult launches. He met most of the senior figures of the time and was there when history was being made. This is the story of the man rather than the machines he flew. Paul Beaver is his authorised biographer. Tickets are £10 each. Pre-Lecture Supper: Our Apache Café team will be serving supper at 6pm before each lecture which costs £7.50 per head. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY.
24 October 2016, Monday, Chichester – Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society Air ACES Talk
Flying in the Fleet Air Arm during the Cold War Commander Michael Maddox OBE RN. 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 email@example.com.
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.
27 October 2016, Thursday, Eastleigh – Solent Aviation Society Meeting
Travels with my camera – Keith Butcher. Meetings 7:30pm for 8:00pm start. Entrance fee of £1 (to help cover costs). The Railway Institute, Romsey Road, Eastleigh. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
01 November 2016, Tuesday, Bristol – 5th ADS Members Forum
Registrations are open for the 5th ADS Members Forum. The event will be hosted by ADS Member, Airbus, at their facility in Filton, Bristol. This is a full day event and will cover updates from industry seniors from across our four sectors (Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space), with the sessions focussing on themes such as; supply chain competiveness, customer engagement and business development. The event also provides you with the opportunity to engage and network with wider industry seniors and Members and to take part in a guided site tour of the Airbus Filton facility. While free to attend for all ADS and WEAF Members, places are limited to three per company and offered on a first come first served basis. Contact Ashley Gasson, Senior Membership Account Manager, tel 0207 091 7802 email@example.com.
02 November 2016, Wednesday, Christchurch – Christchurch Aviation Society Lecture
The Saunders-Roe Princess by Bob Wealthy. Venue Druitt hall Christchurch 8pm. Meetings are held in the Druitt Hall, adjacent to the library, off the High Street, Christchurch Dorset. Programme Secretary, Robert Wilson, Tel: 01425 271202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.