‘An Insight Into the UK’s Atmospheric Research Flying Activities’ Concluded the RAeS Heathrow Branch 2017/18 Lecture Season

On the 12th of April 2018, the Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch concluded the 2017/2018 lecture season at British Airways Head Office, Waterside. The season’s finale lecture, delivered by Dr Guy Gratton, Head of Airborne Science at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), was entitled the ‘Past, Present and Future of atmospheric research flying in the UK’, which provided the audience with an overview of the nation’s pioneer atmospheric research flying – some of the biggest achievements, the future challenges as Britain goes into its second century of atmospheric research flying. Continue reading

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CALLING NOTICE: Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch 2018 Annual General Meeting & Film Show

The Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch is pleased to announces the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Thursday, 26th April 2018, 18:15 hours at BA Speedbird Heritage Centre, British Airways Head Office, Waterside, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA.

Following the AGM, an aeronautical related film will be shown. Continue reading

AEROSPACE Magazine – April 2018 Edition, from the Royal Aeronautical Society

Aerospace 201804_lresIn the April 2018 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine:

  • An Interview with RAF Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier;
  • Is Current Battery Technology Ready for the Challenge of Powering the New Generation of Electric-powered Aircraft?;
  • Raising Awareness of the Needs of Disabled Passengers in Aircraft Cabin Layouts;
  • New Trends in Cabin Interiors;
  • Plus the usual News, Comment, Insight and Society Business.

Download your copy here or join the Royal Aeronautical Society HQ to access it. Continue reading

LHR Branch Circulates the List of Selected Aviation Events in Southwest England in April 2018

The RAeS Heathrow Branch circulates the selected list of April 2018 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. Continue reading

RAeS Heathrow Branch Announces the Final Lecture of 2017/18 Season: Past, Present & Future of Atmospheric Research Flying in UK

The Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch announces the final branch lecture of 2017/18 season on Thursday, 12th April 2018, 18:15 hours at BA Waterside Theatre, British Airways Waterside Head Office, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA. This lecture is titled – “Past, Present and Future of Atmospheric Research Flying in the UK. The Branch will be welcoming Dr Guy Gratton, Head of Airborne Science & Technology at National Centre for Atmospheric Science to provide the audience with an overview of the national’s pioneer atmospheric research flying. Continue reading

RAeS Heathrow Branch Highlighted the Achievements of Silver City Airways in the Past 70 Years in March 2018 Lecture

On the 08th March 2018, the Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch welcomed Paul Ross for the penultimate lecture of the season. He gave a fascinating lecture on Silver City Airways and it’s achievements over the last 70 years, Paul Ross being the current chairman of the Silver City Association.

Grew out of the annual Silver City reunions that were held at Gatwick or in that area from 1977 onwards, the Silver City Association aims to keep alive the spirit of Silver City Airways that was so evident during the company’s halcyon days and has a membership of over 200 ex-Silver City employees and others involved with the Air Ferry, together with a growing band of Silver City enthusiasts. Continue reading

AEROSPACE Magazine – March 2018 Edition, from the Royal Aeronautical Society

Aerospace 201803_lresIn the March 2018 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine:

  • Westland Helicopters’ Secret Project to Develop a Design for a UK Stealth Helicopter in the 1980s;
  • NATS’ Radical Plans to Redesign Future UK Airspace;
  • A Report on the 2018 Singapore Air Show;
  • What’s Happening in Space in 2018;
  • Plus the usual News, Comment, Insight and Society Business.

Download your copy here or join the Royal Aeronautical Society HQ to access it. Continue reading

LHR Branch Circulates the List of Selected Aviation Events in Southwest England in March 2018

The RAeS Heathrow Branch circulates the selected list of March 2018 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. Continue reading

RAeS Heathrow Branch and IMechE SW London Network Successfully Delivered a Joint Lecture in-Campus at Kingston University

On the 20th February 2018, the Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch and Institution of Mechanical Engineers Southwest London Area Network delivered a joint lecture in-campus at Kingston University London’s School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. The lecture, entitled Engineering for Life: the Making of Modern Aircrew Escape System, was presented by Philip Rowles CEng FRAeS, Vice President of Engineering at Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Limited, who is also an alumni of Kingston University’s Aerospace Engineering programme. Continue reading

RAeS Heathrow Branch Announces the Historical Lecture of the Season: Silver City Airways – The First 70 Years

The Royal Aeronautical Society Heathrow Branch announces the upcoming branch lecture on Thursday, 08th March 2018, 18:15 hours at BA Waterside Theatre, British Airways Waterside Head Office, Harmondsworth UB7 0GA. This lecture is titled – “Silver City Airways – The First 70 Years. The Branch will be welcoming Paul Ross, Chairman of Silver City Association, who will provide audience with an overview of the Silver City Airways and its achievements over the last 70 years. Continue reading