REGISTER NOW for the RAeS Heathrow Branch January 2017 Lecture/Museum Visit Joint Event

The Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch’s January 2017 joint lecture and museum visit event is just under one week away! The event is on the Thursday, 12th January 2017, starting from 16:30 hours onward at British Airways Waterside Headquarters, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA, with a theme of “Inspire the Younger Generations”. The programme of the event comprises an exclusive access to the British Airways Heritage Museum from 16:30, a pre-lecture networking reception kindly sponsored by Boeing UK, as well as a Young Persons engagement and inspiring  lecture titled – RAeS School Build-A-Plane Project at BA Waterside Theatre from 18:15. 

The lecture will be given by Oliver Vass, who was one of the original participants at the first SBAP Challenge. Oliver will speak about his experiences in building the Rans S-6 Coyote II microlight “G-YTLY” and his opportunities afterwards while taking the plane to airshows, including the Farnborough International Airshow, BBC News and numerous STEM activities across the country. Oliver will share his views on why the aviation industry is so important for young people to aspire and to be involved in.

The Branch is also delighted to welcome Professor Chris Atkin – President of the Royal Aeronautical Society to attend the event as well as senior representatives from British Airways / International Airlines Group / Boeing and other local businesses.



16:30-18:00 | Registration & BA Heritage Museum Visit
17:15-18:00 | Sponsored Networking Reception
18:15-19:30 | Lecture “RAeS School Build-A-Plane Project”
19:30-20:00 | Q&A Section

For more information about this events, please defer to the lecture flyer below▼. If you would like to register for yourself, colleagues, friends or families, visit our event registration site and REGISTER NOW


★★Please note that for security reasons, you MUST register in advance for our lectures ★★


For those who are presuming the Engineering Council registration, after attending this event, CPD certificates of attendance will be endorsed for CEng, IEng or EngTech registration.


The British Airways Heritage Collection has existed since the formation of British Airways. It was formed to preserve the records and artefacts of British Airways predecessor companies BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), BEA (British European Airways), BSAA (British South American Airways) and the pre-war Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. The collection comprises an extensive document archive recording the formation, development and operations of British Airways and its predecessor companies as well as memorabilia and artefacts.

In the BA Heritage Museum, over 400 uniforms from the 1930s to the present day are preserved, as well as a large collection of aircraft models. A historically important library of thousands of photographs is also available as well as probably the most complete set of aviation posters in the UK. More impressively, the Museum hosts complete sets of current British Airways on-board seating products – First (flagship first class product), Club World (the world’s first flatbed business class seat), World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy Class) and World Traveller (Economy Class) seats.

About the RAeS “Schools Build-A-Plane Challenge”

The “Schools Build-A-Plane Challenge” is an ambitious, innovative and exciting project that was initiated by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and its sponsors Boeing UK with the assistance of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) to engage school pupils in providing young people in secondary schools to gain hands-on experience of the aircraft build process and the wider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects to encourage them in a career in the aerospace industry.

The schools have been involved in numerous events to promote their successes including the Farnborough Air Show, RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo), Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair etc. In addition to develop their STEM knowledge and skills, the project allowed students to develop soft skills that employers are also actively seeking such as teamwork, communication and project management.


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