Practical Rocket Engineering: Taking a Hobby to the Extreme

Dr. Russ Strand C.Eng., M.R.Ae.S. 15th January 201518:30 Lecture Start Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RGAttendance is free and open to members and non-members. Russ is the Chair of the United Kingdom Rocketry Association (UKRA) and has made numerous high-powered rocket launches since first getting involved with a rocketry … Continue reading Practical Rocket Engineering: Taking a Hobby to the Extreme

Airbus Group Operations

Robin Southwell, OBE 19th November 2014, Lecture starts at 6:30pmAuditorium, Pegasus House, Airbus Filton, BS34 7PAFor visitors with no access to the Airbus site, please collect your visitor pass outside the entrance of the Pegasus House (see driving directions below). Registration is mandatory due to high security location.Unregistered attendees will be turned away. Robin was President … Continue reading Airbus Group Operations

X-HALE: A VERY FLEXIBLE UAV FOR NONLINEAR AEROELASTIC TESTS

Carlos Cesnik, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan Benjamin Meaker, Visiting Professor, University of Bristol 22nd October 2014 18:30 Lecture Starts Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University of BristolUniversity Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. Large-span aircraft configurations become dominant when designing for high fuel efficiency and/or high … Continue reading X-HALE: A VERY FLEXIBLE UAV FOR NONLINEAR AEROELASTIC TESTS

THE RED ARROWS: Selection & Training

Colin Van Geffen, Aviation Public Speaker 18th September 201418:30 Lecture Start Ballroom, BAWA Leisure Centre, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RGAttendance is free and open to members and non-members. Colin is an artist and a local historian and aviation enthusiast based in the New Forest. As such, he is surrounded by a rich backdrop … Continue reading THE RED ARROWS: Selection & Training

The Barnwell Lecture: Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Entry Into Service

Commodore Rick Thompson, IPT Lead, Ministry of Defence This is the last of the 2013/2014 lecture series and is the keynote lecture for the RAeS Bristol Branch.  The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is one of the largest multi-national military projects ever defined. Bringing this aircraft and its variants into service with different military … Continue reading The Barnwell Lecture: Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Entry Into Service

Our Path to Electrical Flight

Dr. Peter Jaenker – Senior Expert for Electrical Engineering and Head of HybridPower – Airbus Group Innovation Works Did you know that a fully electrical hybrid aircraft is already flying today? This lightweight prototype is paving the way towards the first fully electrical helicopter and the first fully electrical passenger aircraft.Are batteries capable of generating … Continue reading Our Path to Electrical Flight

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Metallic Technologies for the Next Generation Airframe Dr Adam Pitman, Airbus 14th May 2014Lecture starts at 7:30pm (The talk will be preceded by the WEMMA AGM, which starts at 7.15pm) Conference Room, Ground Floor, Pegasus House, Airbus Filton, Gloucester Road North Members and non-members are welcome. The talk will be followed by a discussion. Pre-registration is REQUIRED as the … Continue reading REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

Africa as an Emerging Market

Miguel Santos, Director, International Sales (Africa and Middle East), Boeing 24th April 201418:00 AGM18:30 Lecture Starts Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. Miguel has been Director of International Sales – Africa and Middle East – for Boeing for over 30 years.  In that … Continue reading Africa as an Emerging Market

Certifying Military Operations

Richard Spencer M.Inst.Phys, C.Phys – Certification Manager, Airbus 20th March 2014Lecture starts at 18:30Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR(see map and direction below) Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. How do you certify military operations to both civil and military requirements? How do you demonstrate safe operation using equipment … Continue reading Certifying Military Operations