Royal Aeronautical Society - National Aerospace Library Sound Archive

For your information the National Aerospace Library is developing an aeronautical sound archive.

The latest batch of extended interviews with test pilots and other leading aviation personalites from the National Aerospace Library's archives has just been released via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud site (just click on the arrow button to 'Play')

www.aerosociety.com/podcast

In two separate interviews Harald Penrose recalls numerous experiences from the days of his test flying career with Westland including the high altitude flying in the Houston-Westland PV.3 in preparation for the 1933 first flight over Mount Everest, the tailless Westland Pterodactyl series designed by Captain G T. R. Hill, the Westland P7 / PV.7 and working with W. E. W. ‘Teddy’ Petter on the development of the Westland Whirlwind, Welkin and Wyvern programmes and the English Electric Canberra.

In a complementary interview Penrose discusses some of the great figures he met during his career in the aircraft industry, including T. O. M. ‘Tommy’ Sopwith, Barnes Wallis and Sydney Camm, Vickers test pilots E. R. C. ‘Tiny’ Scholefield and Joseph ‘Mutt’ Summers and their Chief Designer Rex Pierson, before going on to recall his experiences of working with the test pilot Jeffrey Quill when Westland built Supermarine Seafires and  he flew the prototype Supermarine Spitfire at Martlesham in 1936.

A quick link to the Rodney Giesler interviews available so far (including interviews with Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield,  Handel Davies, Al White, Bill Humble, Pete Knight, Dick Johnson, Philip Lucas, Peter Bugge and Col. Emil ‘Ted’ Sturmthal ) is 


https://soundcloud.com/aerosociety-podcast/sets

Further interviews with Brian Trubshaw, John Cunningham, John Morton and D. P. Davies will be released later this year.

In addition to the Rodney Giesler interviews, the National Aerospace Library holds a historically significant collection of past Royal Aeronautical Society lectures, interviews and other recordings (probably over 100 separate recordings dating back to the 1940s, which are in many cases the only record which the Society has of a particular speech or lecture)

These recordings (from the original gramophone records, magnetic reel recordings, cassette tapes) have now been digitalised - a real 'Who's Who' of aviation personalities and historical subjects including the voices of Sir Frederick Handley Page, Igor Sikorsky, Sir Barnes Wallis, Theodore von Karman and many other great names  - and the 'highlights' from this collection will subsequently be released via the Society's SoundCloud site over the next 18 months or so:-

www.aerosociety.com/podcast

As a 'taster' of what is to follow two of these historic recordings are already available - the eminent early aviation historian Charles Gibbs-Smith discussing the work of the 'Father of Aeronautics' Sir George Cayley:-

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/podcast-sir-george-cayley

and Peter Twiss and others describing the development of the Fairey Delta 2 and  the world air speed record of 1,132 mph it achieved in 1956:-

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/podcast-fairey-delta-lecture

The intention of this project is to create a historically significant oral history archive which makes the voices of the past (pilots, engineers, scientists etc.) 'alive' once more to inspire and inform current and future generations and the sound archive has attracted a number of favourable comments / interest via social media.

Please note that  if these recordings or extracts from these recordings are to be reproduced  in any  way  (book,  journal  article,  web-site etc.), acknowledgement should  be  made to  the ‘Royal  Aeronautical  Society  (National Aerospace Library)’  as being  the source of  the original.

Please feel welcome to forward details of these historic aviation recordings to anyone who may be interested.

The  National Aerospace Library ( www.aerosociety.com/nal ) at Farnborough - which is open normally Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm - welcomes receiving enquiries from anyone around the world by e-mail (e-mail:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), phone, letter and personal visit. 

   Operated and managed by the Royal Aeronautical Society - the oldest aeronautical society in the world - it incorporates on the world's major collections recording the development of aviation and aerospace around the world from Man's earliest explorations of aerial travel by balloon through to space probes to the distant planets.

 The National Aerospace Library's web-site pages have recently been complete redesigned to reflect the wide  variety of the Library's holdings and how the collection is currently used and added to:-

http://aerosociety.com/About-Us/nal  

 

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Royal Aeronautical Society - National Aerospace Library Sound Archive (Jeffrey Quill and John Cunningham Interviews)

The latest batch of extended interviews with test pilots and other leading aviation personalities from the National Aerospace Library's archives has just been released via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud site (just click on the arrow button to 'Play')

www.aerosociety.com/podcast

In a separate interview and lecture the famous Vickers-Supermarine test pilot Jeffrey Quill describes the evolution of the Spitfire and its Rolls-Royce Merlin engine in all their marks  and his later career being responsible for the marketing the SEPECAT Jaguar and MRCA Tornado.

In a separate interview John ‘Cats-Eyes’ Cunningham HonFRAeS - de Havilland’s Chief Test Pilot - recounts highlights from his postwar career, including stories of flying the experimental DH.110 during a total electrical failure, the DH.108 following the death of Geoffrey de Havilland Jnr and the DH.106 Comet 1. and many of the aeroplanes that were designed and built at Hatfield, including the Hawker Siddeley Trident, Comet and DH.108. 

A quick link to the interviews available so far (including interviews with Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield,  Handel Davies, Al White, Bill Humble, Pete Knight, Dick Johnson, Philip Lucas, Peter Bugge, Col. Emil ‘Ted’ Sturmthal, Harald Penrose, John Morton and D. P. Davies) is :-


https://soundcloud.com/aerosociety-podcast/sets

In addition to these interviews, the National Aerospace Library holds a historically significant collection of past Royal Aeronautical Society lectures, interviews and other recordings (probably over 100 separate recordings dating back to the 1940s, which are in many cases the only record which the Society has of a particular speech or lecture)

These recordings (from the original gramophone records, magnetic reel recordings, cassette tapes) have now been digitalised - a real 'Who's Who' of aviation personalities and historical subjects including the voices of Sir Frederick Handley Page, Igor Sikorsky, Sir Barnes Wallis, Theodore von Karman and many other great names  - and the 'highlights' from this collection will subsequently be released via the Society's SoundCloud site over the next 18 months or so:-

www.aerosociety.com/podcast

As a 'taster' of what is  soon to follow two of these historic recordings are already available - the eminent early aviation historian Charles Gibbs-Smith discussing the work of the 'Father of Aeronautics' Sir George Cayley:-

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/podcast-sir-george-cayley

and Peter Twiss and others describing the development of the Fairey Delta 2 and  the world air speed record of 1,132 mph it achieved in 1956:-

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/podcast-fairey-delta-lecture

The intention of this project is to create a historically significant oral history archive which makes the voices of the past (pilots, engineers, scientists etc.) 'alive' once more to inspire and inform current and future generations and the sound archive has attracted a number of favourable comments / interest via social media.

Please note that  if these recordings or extracts from these recordings are to be reproduced  in any  way  (book,  journal  article,  web-site etc.), acknowledgement should  be  made to  the ‘Royal  Aeronautical  Society  (National Aerospace Library)’  as being  the source of  the original.

Please feel welcome to forward details of these historic aviation recordings to anyone who may be interested.

Brian Riddle
Chief Librarian
National Aerospace Library
T
: +44 (0)1252 701060
EThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W:  www.aerosociety.com/nal  

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