Thunderbolts and Lightning: Are They Really Frightening? by Rhys Phillips, Airbus Group Innovations Paraphrasing that famous line from Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Research Engineer and science broadcaster Rhys Phillips will look at the phenomenon of lightning and aircraft lightning strike. In a light hearted and informative talk, Rhys will explain the processes which lead to a lightning … Continue reading Lecture: Thunderbolts and Lightning: Are They Really Frightening?
The Royal Aeronautical Society Bristol Branch would like to congratulate the winners on delivering excellent presentations for the competition! The quality of the presentations meant that all 3 of our finalists ended up getting an award! Here is Jenny Body (OBE, FRAeS, RAeS WAAC) presenting the awards to our winners! Laura Veldenz - National Composite Centre … Continue reading Sitec Challenge 2016 – Winners!
Biological fluid dynamics and control: Birds, insects, fish and autonomous systems Dr. Shane Windsor, Bristol University 6.30pm – Tuesday 15th November 2016 Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Bristol University Faculty of Engineering Queen's Building, University Walk Bristol, BS8 1TR Members and non-members welcome! How can the Aerospace industry learn from nature? - How do birds … Continue reading Lecture: Biological fluid dynamics and control: Birds, insects, fish and autonomous systems
The Bloodhound Missile by Richard Vernon, Historian and Archivist, Bloodhound Missile Preservation Group 6.30pm – Thursday 13th October 2016 Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG Find out all about the development of the Bloodhound missile, from the original Red Duster studies though to the final Bloodhound 2, along … Continue reading Lecture: The Bloodhound Missile
Dick Beckett (Rolls Royce) and John Britton (British Aerospace) Thursday 15th September 2016 6.30pm Ballroom, BAWA Leisure Centre, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. What was the chain of events leading up to the accident? What happened next? The Chief Engineers of British Aerospace and Rolls Royce at the … Continue reading Concorde Accident, Paris, 25th July 2000: The Inside Story of the Investigation, Grounding and Return to Service by the Chief Engineers
Publicity Notice – RAeS Bristol Branch 1st Annual Young Person’s Lecture Competition (The Sitec Challenge) RAeS Bristol Branch are pleased to give advance notice of our forthcoming lecture competition, The Sitec Challenge. This annual competition is open to anyone under 30 who has or is studying a recognised Engineering Council degree. Candidates who enter The Sitec … Continue reading The Sitec Challenge 2016
Ian Risk, Head of Airbus Group Innovations UK This lecture will be preceded by the RAeS Bristol Branch AGM. 12th May 2016 6.00pm – RAeS Bristol Branch AGM 6.30pm – Lecture Concorde Room, BAWA, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. Airbus Group Innovations – the Airbus Group network of … Continue reading The Activities of Airbus Group Innovations in an increasingly Digital World
Tim Marshall, Principal Engineer Weapons Integration at QinetiQ 17th March 2016 6.30pm – Concorde Room, BAWA, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. Test and Evaluation of guided weapons is a complex business. Brimstone was conceived as a Cold-War weapon but is being used on Operations today. This lecture … Continue reading Brimstone
Chris Parsons, Lead Air Safety Consultant, Atkins 18th February 2016 6.30pm – Concorde Room, BAWA, Southmead Road, BS34 7RG Attendance is free and open to members and non-members. This presentation from the RAeS Human Factors Group considers Human Factors in the aviation industry, using detailed case studies to explain how things can go wrong. Chris … Continue reading Human Factors in Aviation