The RAeS Heathrow Branch circulates the selected list of December 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 organiser(s) 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.
**A number of following events may be used for anyone pursuing professional recognition, or further development, as evidence for your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) records. CPD certificates of attendance will be provided or endorsed for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration.
05 December 2016, Monday, Southampton – RAeS Solent Branch Lecture **
Changing the economies of space: SSTL’s approach to low cost satellite propulsion by Oli Lane, Propulsion Team Leader, Surrey Satellite Technology Services (SSTL). 19:00 (doors at 18:30) Please note that this lecture is not in the usual University of Southampton lecture theatre. It will take place in Lecture Theatre ‘D’ in the Physics building University of Southampton. This is building number 46 on the University of Southampton map on the lecture locations page. Contact Chris Taylor 01489 445627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
06 December 2016, Tuesday, Farnborough – RAeS Farnborough Branch Lecture **
Cody Lecture – Capt. Eric “Winkle” Brown a retrospective by author and broadcaster Paul Beaver. The Royal Navy’s most decorated pilot, Capt Eric “Winkle” Brown, died on 21 February 2016 at the age of 97. During World War Two, Capt Brown, who was born in Leith in 1919, flew fighter aircraft and witnessed the liberation of Bergen Belsen concentration camp. “Eric was the most decorated pilot of the Fleet Air Arm in which service he was universally known as ‘Winkle’ on account of his diminutive stature. He also held three absolute Guinness World Records, including for the number of aircraft carrier deck landings and types of aeroplane flown (487). 19:30 – 21:30. BAE Systems, The Park Centre, Farnborough, Farnborough Aerospace Centre, Aerospace Boulevard, Farnborough GU14 6XN. Contact Ian Pigram email email@example.com or Dr Mike Philpot 01252 614618.
06 December 2016, Tuesday, Salisbury – RAeS Boscombe Down Branch Lecture **
Flight testing the E-Go by Chief Test Pilot Keith Dennison. Keith had an illustrious career in the RAF, including commanding Boscombe Down as Chief Test Pilot, a position that he also later held at BAE Systems. He is a display pilot at the Shuttleworth Collection and he is currently training test pilots in other countries, including China. He has flown everything from a Bleriot to the Hurricane and Eurofighter/Typhoon, beside which the e-Go seems quite conventional. He’s working with John Brownlow and Dodge Bailey on the test programme and many other aspects of the e-Go project. Refreshments from 5pm, Lecture starts 5:15pm Lecture Theatre (adjacent to main restaurant), MOD Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, SP4 0JF . Visitors must register at least 4 days in advance with name and car registration. Email Branch Secretary secretary@BosombeDownRAeS.org
06 December 2016, Tuesday, Christchurch – Christchurch History Society Meeting
Flying Boats of Poole 1940-1948 by Jonathan Clark. Jonathan, a Member of the Christchurch History Society will give a talk exploring the history and development of Flying Boats and the part that the sheltered Poole Harbour played as well as the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and BOAC. 7:15 for 730pm start. Christchurch Junior School, Clarendon Road, Christchurch. All are welcome. Non-members £5. http://www.historychristchurch.org.uk/ email firstname.lastname@example.org
07 December 2016, Wednesday, Romsey – South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society SHHAS Talk
“Controlling 9/11 – the most fraught 4 hours in the history of ATC” a talk by Phil Holt. One of the most knowledgeable aviation after dinner speakers in the UK, Phil Holt born in Lancashire, has been an Air Traffic Controller for over 30 years and certainly knows how to talk professionally; his knowledge, secrets and passion are all revealed in these fascinating, witty and informative presentations. 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.
07 December 2016, Wednesday, Swindon – RAeS Swindon Branch Lecture **
The clean sky – preparing for the next generation of civil aircraft by Mark Howard of Airbus. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or branch secretary Tel: 07740 136609.
07 December 2016, Wednesday, Swindon – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Swindon Lecture **
Swindon – Smart cities – design for life by Maria Shiao. Maria is an Expert volunteer on the IET’s Future Cities working group. Maria Shiao MIET is an angel investor, advisor and entrepreneur. After many years of management and senior executive experience in R&D, Telecoms, IT and Industrial Internet, Maria now seeks business opportunities across technology start-ups. Her knowledge in STEM and business gives her the scope to elaborate on the engineering and technology industries. 18:30 Light Refreshments, 19:00 Lecture Starts. North Star Avenue, Swindon SN21DY. | http://www.theiet.org/events/local/242896.cfm
08 December 2016, Thursday, Swindon – RAeS Gatwick Branch Lecture **
Aviation security at Gatwick, Inspector Kevin Swinney, Gatwick Police. Joint lecture with CILT. Gatwick is the first UK airport to take part in the Project Griffin counter-terrorism initiative, which aims to give infrastructure operators an insight into the methods used and threats posed by terrorists and single interest protest groups. Inspector Kevin Swinney of Sussex Police explains how it is helping to raise awareness among Gatwick’s 29,000 staff. 18:30 at the CAA, Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South (near the Beehive) – RH6 0YR. These Lectures are open to all RAeS members and Non-RAeS Members. Contact Don Bates tel 020 8654 1150.
08 December 2016, Thursday, Yeovil – RAeS Yeovil Branch Lecture **
Risk, the heart and the air pilot by Prof. Michael Joy OBE, MD, FRCP, FACC, FESC, FRAeS author of the book “Upon a Trailing Edge.” Michael Joy was an NHS Cardiologist, and for 38 years, cardiologist to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). He was travelling professor to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and visiting professor in clinical cardiology at Surrey University. In 2011 – 2012 he was High Sheriff of Surrey. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. Meetings start at 18:00 for 18:30 in Lecture Room 1A on the Ground Floor of the Leonardo Headquarters Building (Dallas 1A) where coffee and biscuits will be available from 17:45. Leonardo Helicopters, Lysander Road, Yeovil BA20 2YB. Contacts email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
12 December 2016, Monday, Eastleigh – Bishop’s Waltham Aviation Group Lecture
“Portsmouth Airport, Isle of Wight Airways and the Aerocar – Why No More?” by Christopher Balfour A rare chance to hear first-hand from the son of one of the founders of PSIOWA on a key period in local aviation history. Christopher’s talk will concentrate on the period from 1932 to 1950, including the effects of the outbreak of war. He will focus on the beginnings, the challenges and particularly the reasons why all three projects came an end. Questions and discussion during the presentation will be welcomed. 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.
13 December 2016, Tuesday, Gosport – Gosport Aviation Society (GAS) Meeting
“Canberra Target Towing” by Sqn Ldr Joe Marsden. Joe has been a Canberra pilot; an Engagement Controller with Bloodhound Surface to Air Missiles and a Fighter Intercept Controller with three tours on the Falklands. Joe has worked on Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft and for NATO in Brussels. Now retired, he and his wife Pam own a complete Canberra bomber cockpit! 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. email@example.com
13 December 2016, Tuesday, Yeovil – RAeS FAA Yeovilton Branch Evening Lecture
FAA Yeovilton Christmas Quiz, courtesy of our Trainee Air Engineer Officers 18:00 at Nuffield Sports Centre RNAS Yeovilton, BA22 8HT. Lecture Secretary CPO Mike Cooper 01935 455001.
14 December 2016, Wednesday, Winchester – Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series
Dark Matter by Prof Justin Read (University of Surrey). Since its discovery by the Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky in the 1930’s, dark matter has continued to capture the public imagination. It raises the velocity of stars and gas in galaxies, bends light around massive galaxy clusters and promotes the growth of structure in the Universe. 4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.
15 December 2016, Thursday, Bournemouth – RAeS Christchurch Branch Lecture **
The origins of the RAeS: the first 50 years by Air Cdre Bill Tyack RAF (Ret) RAeS Past President. This lecture will describe the origins and history of the Royal Aeronautical Society, focusing on the people and events that led to its formation 150 years ago. It will then describe the personalities and activities of the early years in some detail, before bringing the story of the Society up to date. 7pm for prompt lecture start at 7:30pm. Cobham Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University Poole House, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB. Contact Roger Starling please – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01929 553822.
15 December 2016, Thursday, Salisbury – Museum of Army Flying Event
Who Sank the Tirpitz? 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. 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tickets £10.00. Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY. Pre-Lecture Supper: Our Apache Café team will be serving supper at 6pm before each lecture which costs £7.50 per head. http://www.armyflying.com/events/
20 December 2016, Tuesday, Salisbury – Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (BDAC) Presentation
The C130 and me – My life as an RAF Transport Pilot – Derek Oldham. 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.
22 December 2016, Thursday, Eastleigh – Solent Aviation Society Meeting
Christmas Party. Meetings 7:30pm for 8:00pm start. Entrance fee of £1 (to help cover costs). The Railway Institute, Romsey Road, Eastleigh. Contact email@example.com