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Publication date: 1 February 1966

ON January 12, 1966, the Royal Aeronautical Society celebrated its hundredth birthday with a Conversazione held at the Science Museum. Mr Fred Mulley, the Minister of…

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ON January 12, 1966, the Royal Aeronautical Society celebrated its hundredth birthday with a Conversazione held at the Science Museum. Mr Fred Mulley, the Minister of Aviation, was among the many guests. As the oldest aeronautical society in the world it is the first to achieve the distinction of reaching its century.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 38 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 31 March 1997

Robert Caves and Geoffrey Gosling

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Strategic Airport Planning
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ISBN: 978-0-58-547441-0

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Publication date: 1 June 1963

Major Oliver Stewart

This article is based upon a paper presented by Major Oliver Stewart to a meeting of The Historical Group of the Royal Aeronautical Society on March 19, 1962, just a few…

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This article is based upon a paper presented by Major Oliver Stewart to a meeting of The Historical Group of the Royal Aeronautical Society on March 19, 1962, just a few days after the last issue of Major Stewart's own monthly aeronautical journal ‘Aeronautics’ was published. Although some fifteen months have now elapsed since the original paper was presented, it has continuing relevance at this time as the British aeronautical press undergoes further changes. To mention but three examples, the journal ‘Airport and Airline Management’ ceased publication with its May I June 1962 issue, the English language edition of the French ‘Aviation and Space Magazine’ ceased publication with its April 1963 issue, and ‘Aircraft Production’ became a general production engineering journal as from the April 1963 issue. There can be few people better qualified to describe the changing scene of aeronautical journalism, for apart from his experience as a ferry pilot and single‐seat fighter pilot during the First World War and subsequently as an experimental and test pilot at Orfordness and Marilesham Heath, Major Stewart has been aeronautical correspondent of ‘The Morning Post’ (1926–37), ‘The Times’ (1939), ‘The Evening Standard’ (1940) and ‘The Manchester Guardian’ (1941–58). In addition, he was, of course, Editor of ‘Aeronautics’ from the time of its birth in 1939 until its demise last year.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 35 no. 6
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ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 September 1951

E.C. Bowyer

THE Society of British Aircraft Constructors was incorporated as a company, limited by guarantee and with no share capital, on March 29, 1916. It is, therefore, junior to…

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THE Society of British Aircraft Constructors was incorporated as a company, limited by guarantee and with no share capital, on March 29, 1916. It is, therefore, junior to the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Aero Club, but senior by two years to the Air Ministry and the Royal Air Force, and the elder of many other official, semi‐official and commercial organizations which the expansion of aviation has brought into being during the past thirty‐five years. The Society is young enough to retain within its counsels today many who were well‐known and active in the industry in the time of formation; old enough to have acquired a body of experience unique in its field and for its records to begin to qualify as history, of which some aspects at least carry interest worthy of the columns of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 23 no. 9
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Publication date: 1 November 1986

HALF‐DAY Symposium to be held at The Royal Aeronautical Society on Tuesday 16th December 1986 at 13.30 Hours the helicopter airworthiness review panel (H.A.R.P) report…

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HALF‐DAY Symposium to be held at The Royal Aeronautical Society on Tuesday 16th December 1986 at 13.30 Hours the helicopter airworthiness review panel (H.A.R.P) report recommends, for example that a learned society like the Royal Aeronautical Society, should stimulate developments in condition monitoring.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 58 no. 11
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Publication date: 1 November 1966

A.D. Baxter

THE history of the Society is a fascinating subject and one worthy of considerable study. On January 12, 1866, six men met at the London home of the eighth Duke of Argyll…

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THE history of the Society is a fascinating subject and one worthy of considerable study. On January 12, 1866, six men met at the London home of the eighth Duke of Argyll to found, the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. They declared their belief in the achievement of human flight and their determination to advance it scientifically. Of the six founders, the three who contributed most to its advancement were James Glaisher, astronomer and meteorologist and a Fellow of the Royal Society, F. H. Wenham, a marine engineer, and F. W. Brearey, convenor of the first meeting, who was neither scientist nor engineer but an enthusiast who was to be the Honorary Secretary of the Society until 1896. These three played complementary parts, but it is probable that the contribution of Wenham exerted most practical influence on the Society's progress.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 38 no. 11
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Publication date: 1 December 2003

E.C.P. Ransom

In this paper, a brief history of the links between the Wright brothers and the Aeronautical Society has been discussed.

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In this paper, a brief history of the links between the Wright brothers and the Aeronautical Society has been discussed.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 75 no. 6
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Publication date: 1 August 1933

This is a revised, and considerably enlarged edition of the glossary which was originally, issued in 1923. The technical committee entrusted with its preparation, under…

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This is a revised, and considerably enlarged edition of the glossary which was originally, issued in 1923. The technical committee entrusted with its preparation, under the chairmanship of the editor of AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING (who succeeded Colonel Mervyn O'Gorman in June, 1930) consisted of representatives of the Air Ministry (including the Meteorological Office), Aeronautical Research Committee, Patent Office, Royal Aeronautical Society, Royal Aero Club and Society of British Aircraft Constructors. It will thus be seen that every effort was made to ensure that the glossary would be fully authoritative. It has, in fact, been officially adopted by the Air Ministry for use in the Royal Air Force and will be distributed among the personnel concerned.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 5 no. 8
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Publication date: 1 October 1947

THE first joint Aeronautical Conference convened by The Royal Aeronautical Society and The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences was held in London from Wednesday, the…

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THE first joint Aeronautical Conference convened by The Royal Aeronautical Society and The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences was held in London from Wednesday, the 3rd, to Friday, the 5th of September. Twenty papers, covering a wide selection of topical questions in the field of aircraft design, were presented during the three days of the meeting. In order to accommodate the programme, two lectures proceeded simultaneously, but as a result of careful planning, disappointment due to clashing of attractions, though it could not be avoided, was at any rate minimized.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 19 no. 10
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Publication date: 1 September 1964

Edward Bowyer

IN less than two years‘ time—on March 29, 1966—the Society of British Aerospace Companies will celebrate the completion of fifty years’ activity. It was on March 29, 1916…

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IN less than two years‘ time—on March 29, 1966—the Society of British Aerospace Companies will celebrate the completion of fifty years’ activity. It was on March 29, 1916, that the Society of British Aircraft Constructors was incorporated, thus being younger than the Royal Aeronautical Society and Royal Aero Club but two years older than the Royal Air Force. The Society continued under that title until February 26 this year, when by special resolution at an extraordinary general meeting its name was changed to the ‘Society of British Aerospace Companies’. The new title thus retains the well‐known initials S.B.A.C. but embraces more appropriately the wide range of activities of the Society's Members— not only the manufacture of aircraft, but of engines, missiles, electronics, hydraulics, electrical equipment, and all other components and materials essential to a modern aerospace industry. The new title also brings the Society into line with comparable engineering associations in the United States, France, Germany and Italy.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 36 no. 9
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