The Harwell Cluster – UK’s Space Gateway

Peter Truss FRAeS, Head of Business Development for Space Activities, Science and Technology Facilities Council and Paul Febvre, Chief Technology Officer, Satellite Applications Catapult 21st January 2016 6.30pm – Concorde Room, BAWA, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. Space represents one of the UK’s “8 Great Technologies”, acknowledged by … Continue reading The Harwell Cluster – UK’s Space Gateway

American Secret Projects – Fighters and Interceptors

Tony Buttler AMRAeS, Aviation Historian 7th December 2015 6.30pm – Concorde Room, BAWA, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG Tony Buttler’s review of American jet fighter development since the end of the Second World War examines the various programmes undertaken for both the US Air Force and Navy, with the emphasis on design competitions and some of … Continue reading American Secret Projects – Fighters and Interceptors

The 1st Collar Lecture: Aeroelasticity – Exploiting Aircraft Flexibility for Improved Aircraft Performance

Prof. Jonathan Cooper, Airbus Royal Academy of Engineering Sir George White Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol 6.30pm, 12th November 2015 Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building (Faculty of Engineering), University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TR (see directions below) The Collar lecture is named after Prof A R Collar FRAeS, FRS, who is most famous for … Continue reading The 1st Collar Lecture: Aeroelasticity – Exploiting Aircraft Flexibility for Improved Aircraft Performance

September and October events

Three events for your calendar - see details and registration below. 16th September:Future Trends in Certification of Advanced Technology Structures17th September:Development of High Performance CRES Steels for Landing Gear Application6th October:Transatlantic Adventure _______________________________ Future Trends in Certification of Advanced Technology Structures  16th September 2015 National Composites Centre, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emersons Green, Bristol … Continue reading September and October events

Barnwell Lecture 2015

The Agusta Westland Project ZeroWorld First All-Electric Vertical Take Off Technology Incubator Dr. James Wang, Vice President of Research & Technology, Agusta Westland  Monday 22nd June 2015 6.00pm lecture start with refreshments from 5.30pm University of West of England Exhibition and Conference Centre, North Entrance, Filton Road, Bristol BS34 8QZAttendance is free and open to members … Continue reading Barnwell Lecture 2015

A Lucky Aviator – Test Flying for the RAF, Rolls-Royce and BAe

Heinz Frick, Retired Chief Test Pilot Thursday 21st May 2015 6.30pm lecture start Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RGAttendance is free and open to members and non-members. Heinz will talk about some of the interesting occurrences of his remarkable career as aTest Pilot. Heinz began his career in the RAF … Continue reading A Lucky Aviator – Test Flying for the RAF, Rolls-Royce and BAe

Bristol Branch AGM followed by Material Tailoring for Lightweight and Morphing Structures – the shapes of things to come!

Paul Weaver, Professor in Lightweight Structures, Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites, University of Bristol Thursday 16th April 2015 6.00pm for AGM, 6.30pm for lecture Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RGAttendance is free and open to members and non-members. Simply put, a structure should resist loads … Continue reading Bristol Branch AGM followed by Material Tailoring for Lightweight and Morphing Structures – the shapes of things to come!

How to Investigate an Air Accident

Graham Braithwaite, Professor of Safety and Accident Investigation and Director of Transport Systems, Cranfield University What does it take to investigate aircraft accidents? How do we collect the evidence we need to under what happened, why it happened and how we prevent similar events from happening again in the future. This talk will cover the … Continue reading How to Investigate an Air Accident