Royal Aeronautical Society Weybridge Surrey Branch – Meetings & Lectures
Royal Aeronautical Society Weybridge
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Talks are held throughout the year and commonly held at Brooklands Museum, Weybridge events calendar, the most prestigious of which is the annual R.K Pierson lecture. The inaugural R.K Pierson lecture took place in 1952 (the first of the Branch named lectures) and was a biographical recall of Pierson by Sir Roy Fedden, his Bristol aero engine partner and personal friend.
The Weybridge Branch was founded in June 1937 by its first President, R.K Pierson, who was the chief designer at Vickers Limited, later Vickers-Armstrongs Aircraft Ltd, which was based at Brooklands, Weybridge. He was responsible for the Vickers Vimy, a heavy bomber designed during World War 1, that was the first aircraft to complete a non-stop trans-Atlantic flight. He was also the chief designer of the Vickers Wellington, the bomber produced in the highest quantity of any British-built bomber for the duration of World War 2, and the only example currently on display is at Brooklands Museum.
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Weybridge Branch Contact Details
President: Stewart John OBE
Secretary: John Johnson
Contact: John Johnson
Website: RAeS Weybridge Branch
Lecture: Innovation vs Regulation: What should unmanned aviation learn from manned?
Speakers: Geoff Pugh and Gareth Beverley, Consortiq
Venue: Brooklands Museum, (Campbell Gate Entrance), Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN
Date: 16th January 2019
Time: 18:00 – Gates Open, 18:45 – Lecture start, 20:30 – Lecture end
in on arrival. £2.50 donation kindly requested from all except students.
Contact: Mr Alan Simmons
Tel: 01249 321785