On 5 November 2012, the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Council met and formally elected its Board of Trustees, as part of the revised governance structure.
GEORGE CAYLEY NOTEBOOKS PRESENTED TO MANUSCRIPTS SPECIALIST FOR VALUATION: BROADCAST BBC1, 8PM, 11/11/12 AND 24/02/13
Following a sell-out event in 2011, the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Aero Pub Quiz returned for its 3rd year on 18th October 2012, to see 13 teams competing for the top place prizes of iPod Shuffles courtesy of Green Spark Electrics and afternoon tea for two courtesy of Chesterfield Mayfair.
Days 8 & 9 (Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd) of the Icarus Cup at Lasham Gliding Club were blessed with beautiful sunshine and calm enough conditions to get some decent flying done. The results are as follows -
Day 7 of Icarus and… there was flying! Lots of it! The results are as follows -
Day 6 (19th July) of Icarus and… no flying. BUT, without tempting fate, conditions look perfect for the rest of the comp with the high pressure moving in from Ireland, so cross fingers, toes and everything else for some decent flying during the last three days of the competition!
Day 5 at Icarus and – no surprises – there wasn’t any flying due to the miserable weather. However, what better way to keep human power pilots entertained than with an ergometer! Check out our efforts… some better than others. Various excuses for poor performance included the wrong footwear, tiredness, and eating a heavy lunch. [...]
Day 4 of Icarus at muddy Lasham Gliding Club and, sadly again, no flying due to strong winds. But no time was wasted – note the photo of Team Bath Uni (made up of Ed, Marcus, Tim, Colin and Daniel) reskinning their elevator. After they complete that they just need to bond their prop [...]
Day 3 (16th July) of the Icarus Cup at Lasham Gliding Club and at the 0500 briefing it was decided that there would be no flying today due to strong south westerly winds, gusting at up to 18 knots, and light showers.
The RAeS Human Powered Aircraft Group are holding the Icarus Cup at Lasham Gliding Club from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd July 2012, and will be flying between the hours of 0530 and 0900. The competition will test the pilots’ endurance, flight accuracy skills and technical ability.
The 147th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Aeronautical Society took place at the Society on Wednesday, 16 May 2012. In closing the meeting, the President handed over the Badge of Office to Mr Phil Boyle (pictured) who takes the position of President for the Council year 2012-2013. Mr Lee Balthazor now takes the [...]
On Saturday 12th May 2012, members of staff from the Royal Aeronautical Society joined forces with the Air League at Windrushers Gliding Club, Bicester for the annual Youth in Aviation Flying Day. David Houston, Careers & Education Officer and Claire Connor, Council & Board Officer ventured out of Society HQ to meet lots of young [...]
On 2 May 2012 the Society received a visit from Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board based in Washington, DC
The Royal Aeronautical Society is a member of the Council of European Aerospace Societies, and enjoys a close and productive relationship with the organisation. CEAS has published its April 2012 Bulletin.
The Royal Aeronautical Society recycled 7520 kg of paper between March 2011 and February 2012, saving the equivalent of 98 trees and 10500kg of CO2. Thank you to all staff and members for your significant contribution towards helping the environment. Keep up the good work!
The RAeS will be supporting ‘Flying in 2050′ at l’Academie de l’Air at de l’Espace, due to take place on 30 & 31 May 2012 in Toulouse. Greener by Design member John Green is one of the speakers and Past President David Marshall will be joining the final discussion panel. The conference aims to address [...]