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Ka-62 flies for first time

mov has flown the first prototype of its medium Ka-62, a civil variant of its military Ka-60 helicopter.



Derek James, probably best known today as an author and historian, passed away recently.

What is the future of Flight Simulation?

By Conferences and Events

The Flight Simulation group are at the forefront of the discussion on simulation and training and bring together the experts from across the globe to focus on key areas at their spring and autumn conferences.

Spring Term - Cool Aeronautics 2016 flies into RAeS HQ!

By RAeS Careers

Last week, a spectacular Cool Aeronautics – ‘Space Special’ was held at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s London HQ. The event, sponsored by Airbus Group and attended by 95 KS2 children from three London primary schools, was the tenth Cool Aeronautics event that has taken place this year!

PEI Defence Lecture website registration has now gone live

By Membership

The lecture is free and open to all. It will include a Q&A session and will be followed by a networking reception. Take a look at the IET website for details on the sponsors, agenda, speakers and how to register.

Thinking about becoming a member, upgrading your membership or professional registration? The next closing date is soon – Don’t miss out!

By Membership

Have you held the same membership grade for a while? Or have you been meaning to join us but have never got around to it? Joining and upgrading your membership is easy – all you have to do is complete the online membership application form and submit it to us by the next closing date, 1 June 2016.



  • 3 May
    Branch Event

    The Genesis of the Turbojet

    For the Solent Branch's annual historical lecture we are delighted to welcome Captain Ian Whittle, who will be discussing the genesis and early development of the turbojet engine. The pivotal role of Ian's father, Sir Frank Whittle, in this field will of course be well known to many. Please join us for what will surely be a fascinating evening.

  • 4 May
    Branch Event

    Defence Academy & Swindon Branch

  • 4 May
    Branch Event

    The Scottish Airshow

    Highland Branch lecture