The RAeS Heathrow Branch circulates the selected list of July 2017 aviation events in the Southwest England area. Please be aware that the Royal Aeronautical Society HQ 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.
01-02 July 2017, Saturday-Sunday, Camberley – Blackbushe Festival of Flight
Blackbushe Airport celebrates 75 years of service to aviation. An incredible history with two days of flying, fun, and entertainment. http://www.blackbushe75.com/
02 July 2017, Sunday, Salisbury – Old Sarum Airfield Event
A popular event for vintage and classic cars, motorbikes and aircraft. Held on the first Sunday of every month as an informal gathering. Free entry. Arrivals from 10am Free landings for all aircraft registered before 1960. On arrival, follow the signs and look out for marshals who will direct you to a dedicated parking area. Cars and motorbikes must not enter the active airfield. Information on events at Old Sarum can be found on the website: http://www.oldsarumairfield.co.uk/events/
05 July 2017, Wednesday, Romsey – South Hampshire Historical Aviation Society (SHHAS) Talk
‘Terrifying Typhoons’ a talk by James Randell. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
07 July 2017, Friday, Larkhill – Special Wings Over Stonehenge – A Unique Bristol Scout Returns to Larkhill
A Bristol Scout biplane will return to the Grade II Listed Flying Sheds at Larkhill for the first time in 103 years. The prototype Scout flew for the first time from Larkhill in February 1914 and no Bristol Scout has been seen there since. Scout C Serial No.1264, one of a batch produced in the Summer 1915, was recreated from three original parts kept as a souvenir by Flt Sub Lt F.D.H Bremner RNAS. She is the only airworthy Scout in the world today. This will also be a rare chance to see inside the historic Grade II listed flying sheds at Larkhill, which are normally closed to the public. To mark this unique occasion there will be a programme of engine runs, photoshoots, presentations and displays throughout the day telling the story of the Scout, its pilots, and the amazing recreation of this particular aircraft. 10.00am until 3.00pm Wood Road, Larkhill. Admission Adults £5.00. Children (under 12) Free* Further information – see attached briefing sheets. Contact: Wings Over Stonehenge. Roger Green (Event Coordinator) Tel 01980 849040 mob 07952 024090. Tim Brown (Publicity) Tel 01209 219778 mob 07753 677548. ‘Wings Over Stonehenge’ c/o Wakes Farm House, Humber Lane, Tidworth SP97AN email@example.com.
08 July 2017, Saturday, Yeovil – RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2017
This popular ‘Fly Navy’ airshow will showcase the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm; its current and future capabilities and historic accomplishments. The Air Station’s gates will be open to 40,000 visitors, just as they were 70 years ago, in 1947 at the first ever airshow at RNAS Yeovilton, providing the perfect opportunity to see our equipment and meet our personnel first hand. Over five hours of amazing flying displays and an extensive static display will feature historic naval aircraft and their modern-day counterparts in spectacular role demonstrations. UK and foreign military formation and solo display teams have also been invited to participate at the airshow. http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/features/yeovilton-air-day-2017
12 July 2017, Wednesday, Winchester – Science Centre & Planetarium Lecture Series
The Medical Implications of Space Flight by Steven Cutts FRCS. In this talk Doctor Cutts talks about how the human body reacts to the environment of outer space and the threats and the dangers faced by astronauts in both low earth orbit and in any future interplanetary missions. Steven Cutts is a doctor and science writer based in Norwich. He studied physics at imperial college and medicine at St Thomas’. His futuristic science fiction novel Viking Village is set on the planet Mars. He has now given more than 50 science lectures around the country. 4:30pm lecture £8/£6 and 6:30pm lecture £10/£8. Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ.
14 July 2017, Friday, Lyndhurst – New Forest Aviation Group (NFAG) Lecture
‘Experimental Test Flying – Its Ups and Downs!!’ by ex-RAE Test Pilot Rod Sears. Rod is presently an Honorary Research Fellow at Coventry University, working on the Human Factors aspects of future aircraft design. He has extensive experience in both Military and Civil aviation having served in the RAF for over 20 years, with flight tours in Experimental and Engineering flight test and finally serving as a Flight Test Tutor at the Empire Test Pilot’s School. Following his RAF career he had wide experience operating Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 as a Captain in British Airways, whilst also holding the post of Simulator Standards Manager. I have also held the post of Operations Director, Chief Pilot, Chief Instructor and Technical Manager in charter airlines. Doors open at 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start at Lyndhurst Community Centre. Visitors £4 including light refreshment. Contact Stephen Robson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 July 2017, Wednesday, Guildford – Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) event **
ExoMars Rover: Engineering for the Red Planet by Abbie Hutty. ExoMars is Europe’s first Rover mission to Mars – a mission in search of life, past or present, to answer one of mankind’s big questions: are we alone in the Universe? Abbie Hutty, Platform Delivery Manager for the rover, will talk through what the mission’s aims and objectives are, what some of the major challenges and design drivers of a mission to Mars are, and how the team are engineering solutions to meet those challenges. This event has been organised as part of the 18th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) Conference which is being held at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK on the 19 – 21 July 2017.18:30-20:00. University of Surrey, Austin Pierce Building, Room 1-4, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH. Contact Gemma Hadley at email@example.com or on 01438 767621 for more information.
20 July 2017, Thursday, Salisbury – Museum of Army Flying Special Event
Malaysia’s Undeclared wars 1948-1965 Part 2. The Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966. In 1962, Indonesia planned to disrupt the creation of Malaysia by infiltrating armed groups across the ill-defined border that resulted in what was arguably the most effective use of British military force since WWII. This is the second of a two part presentation made by Stuart Wakefield who studies the end of the British Empire in S.E. Asia. A curry supper is available from 6pm (vegetarian option is offered). 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased online or by contacting Joe Faretra on 01264 784428. Museum of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY. http://www.armyflying.com/events/
24 July 2017, Monday, Chichester – Arun & Chichester Enthusiasts Society (Air ACES) Talk
The British Airways (Museum) Heritage Collection. The Collection is based at the airline’s Head Office building and was formed to preserve the records and artefacts of British Airways predecessor companies: BOAC, BEA, BSAA and the pre-war Imperial Airways and the original British Airways Ltd. Talks 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
27 July 2017, Thursday, Yeovil – Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) Lecture
Summer Special Lecture in the Swordfish Centre Captain John Hutchinson FRAeS FRIN Ex Concorde Pilot talks on “The final farewell of Concorde” Talks are held in the FAAM auditorium on the last Thursday of each month at 19.30. The entry price is normally £7.00 but for this lecture only, the entrance fee will be £10.00. Non-members are welcome. The price includes light refreshments, including a glass of wine. These are very popular events and numbers are limited. Members can buy tickets online or telephone the Museum Shop (01935 842617 or 01935 842616) to order and tickets can be posted out or collected from the Museum. More details and ticket bookings at the SOFFAAM website http://www.fleetairarmfriends.org.uk
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
26-27 August 2017, Saturday-Sunday, Guildford – Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2017
Historically the previous owners of the Aerodrome, BAE Systems, held a staff family fun day which included an airshow and attracted 13,000 visitors. Wings & Wheels was founded by Dunsfold Park in 2005 to celebrate the long history of British aviation and motoring and assist the fundraising efforts of a number of charities. Wings & Wheels has evolved to be more than just an airshow and have a strong motoring offer as well as military displays and good old fashioned family entertainment. https://www.wingsandwheels.net/