24 Oct 2020

 RAeS presents….


Semi Aeroelastic Hinge small scale flying demonstrator 

by Tom Wilson - Airbus UK

Collar Named Lecture

AlbatrossONE first took to the skies in early 2019 to show the feasibility of flying an aircraft with freely flapping wing tips, the fundamental feature of the “Semi Aeroelastic Hinge” technology.  This presentation will overview the principles behind the technology, summarise the need for the AlbatrossONE small scale flying demonstrator, provide an overview of the novel ground tests performed to prepare the aircraft for the second phase of the flight test campaign, and show the results of the flights conducted in July 2020, which included a full functional demonstration of the Semi Aeroelastic Hinge.

Date and Time

    6.30pm – Tuesday 3rd November 2020

     The online lecture will be on Google Meet starting at 6.15 pm.

      There is a limitation of 100 online participants allowed on a first come first join    


       Members and non-members very welcome!

For free tickets and online webinar joining details, please register here using the link here: Eventbright RAeS Bristol 2020 Collar Lecture Registration

16 Mar 2020

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), RAeS Bristol Branch Lecture Series are cancelled until further notice.

While this is disappointing, the safety of RAeS members, attendees and volunteers at our events is a priority for the RAeS Bristol Branch. We wish to assure all our members and guests that we will strive to rearrange the talks with the speakers again at an appropriate time when it is safe to do so. If you are in the mailing list any updates will be notified by emails or please do check out this website.

We really appreciate your understanding and support.

19 Jan 2020

Bloodhound – an update.


John Mason, Rolls-Royce

The Bristol Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society is pleased to announce that January’s lecture will be an update on the Bloodhound LSR project.

Bloodhound LSR (Land Speed Record) is an ambitious project which aims to break the current record for a car of 763mph, with speeds of up to 1000mph possible with the current design.  The project has had a couple of challenging years, but after a tumultuous 2019, has recently been able to complete the initial set of test runs in the desert at Hakskeen Pan, South Africa.

John Mason of Rolls-Royce, who has been an integral link between Bloodhound and Rolls-Royce since the early days of the project, will give a recap of the project, including details of the car’s recent testing.

The lecture will be held at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, where the car’s main powerplant, the Eurojet EJ200, is made; an example of the engine is on permanent display in the hall where the lecture will be taking place.  Due to site security, we require all attendees to pre-register for this lecture.  We unfortunately won’t be able to allow people on-site who have not registered.

For free tickets, please register here using the link here: Bloodhound Eventbrite Ticket

Refreshments from 6pm, with lecture starting at 6.30pm.  Horizon Hall, Rolls-Royce Bristol.

Instructions on how to get to the lecture will be sent out a few days before to all who have registered.

For enquiries contact Vipran K Kannan at Vipran.Kannan2@Rolls-Royce.com