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National Aerospace Library YouTube Channel campaign Introduction
The National Aerospace Library funded by the Royal Aeronautical Society has launched a new online heritage film collection with more than 30 videos uncovered films previously held in its archives and recently digitalised for viewing for the first time on the newly launched National Aerospace Library YouTube channel.
Films from the archive date back to 1927 and include among other highlights rare footage from Donald W. Douglas which showcases early airliners, the original inflight movie being shown and a film from the first round-the-world flight which took place in 1924.
The film archive covers the evolution of aviation and aerospace including:
- A range of early rotorcraft films in colour and black-and-white
- Airport footage, including from Britain’s first major international airport in Croydon
- Early commercial aviation videos
- Historical footage of the beginnings of the aerospace industry and aircraft design
In addition, this YouTube channel contains other video content such as documentaries and lectures which promotes rich heritage content.
A full list of the video content is arranged under ‘Playlists’ which can be found here: www.aerosociety.com/movies
The archive content will continue to be added to the YouTube channel, and viewers can subscribe for free to be alerted to new uploads.
Partners and Supporters
The key goal of this campaign is to inform current and future aviation professionals and enthusiasts of this rich historical video content as well as serve as a valuable historical record.
The National Aerospace Library’s campaign is supported by Royal Aeronautical Society, but partners and supporters have an essential role helping these unique and rare films to reach a larger audience by sharing, endorsing and talking about the campaign materials.
A few simple ways you can support this campaign:
- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.aerosociety.com/movies
- Share Introduction text above on your website and encourage people visit our YouTube channel
- Share our social media assets (find posts examples below and social cards are attached)
- Tell your staff and networks to visit our YouTube channel and share social media assets with anyone who might be interested in aviation history
We are very grateful for your help in sharing these great videos and the love for aviation history with as wide audience as possible!
Social Media Posts
The National Aerospace Library with @AeroSociety has launched a new online heritage film archive which allows viewers to watch uncovered films held in its archives for the first time. History is now just one click away: www.aerosociety.com/movies #nalibrary
The National Aerospace Library with @RoyalAeronauticalSociety has launched a new online heritage film archive with more than 30 videos and allows viewers to watch uncovered films held in its archives for the first time. Aviation History is now just one click away: www.aerosociety.com/movies #nalibrary
The National Aerospace Library with @RoyalAeronauticalSociety has launched a new online heritage film archive. Films date back to 1927 and include historical footage of the beginnings of the aerospace industry and aircraft design, early rotorcraft, airport footage and early commercial aviation videos. Watch Aviation History come Alive: www.aerosociety.com/movies #nalibrary
The National Aerospace Library with @royalaerosociety has launched a new online heritage film archive with more than 30 videos and allows viewers to watch uncovered films held in its archives for the first time. Watch Aviation History come Alive: www.aerosociety.com/movies #nalibrary
Cockpit Magazine - Call For Articles
Dear SETP Members,
We would like to offer you the opportunity to have your work published in the next edition of SETP Cockpit Magazine.
Contribute to SETP through the submission of technical articles, RefleXions style articles, organizational successes, and photos for possible inclusion in an upcoming edition.
Technical Articles can relate to current or previous flight test work, with insights, results, and lessons learned that will certainly benefit the organization.
If you are uncertain if your article meets the criteria, submit it and our editing staff will provide feedback.
Provisional Associate Members are also invited to submit, as they are the future of our organization.
National Aerospace Library Sound Archive
To promote the various digital collections the National Aerospace Library has developed in recent years (including among others the Library's e-Book service, Heritage web-site and the Mary Evans Picture Library web-sites such as shown in the NAL Quick Links below) which people can still access if they are working at home or 'stuck' indoors, I have been busy compiling a series of articles for the Royal Aeronautical Society's Aerospace magazine to promote these services to those who are facing increasing social isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.
Please find attached the first of these to be published in Aerospace April 2020 which is an article on the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive
to which the very latest additions include a historic sound recording of Major Frederick Michael Green in which he recalls his experiences of the early days of developing aircraft at the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough and recording of a 2008 lecture by Pat Norris on the operation of spy satellites during the Cold War.
The specific links to the sound recordings are (just click on the arrow button to 'Play'):-
the plan is to try and add a new podcast each week (as permissions from the speakers or descendants of the speakers to digitally release the recordings are received) and just today we have released a recording that would be of particular interest to SETP members of a 2012 lecture by Clive Rustin in which he reflects on his long career as a test pilot flying 165 different aircraft types
The specific links to the sound recording is (just click on the arrow button to 'Play'):-
National Aerospace Library
2020 Flight Test Safety Workshop Rescheduled For May 2021
Dear Flight Test Safety Workshop Supporters,
The FTSW Planning Committee has rescheduled the Flight Test Safety Workshop in Denver to 4-6 May 2021 in order to comply with federal and state guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding as we take prudent action in terms of the health risk, as well as the ability to cancel the venue with no fees.
To that end, if you have already booked your hotel room with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Denver Tech Center, please cancel your reservation via the confirmation email you received when making it using our group link by “modifying your reservation” or within the Hilton App on your phone if you have this option. You can also call (303) 779-6161 to cancel your reservation as soon as you are able. You will not incur a cancellation fee. It appears the airlines are also offering ticket cancellations or no-fee changes, so we anticipate attendees can avoid penalties. The Flight Test Safety Committee (FTSC) is disappointed that we cannot interact with the test community during this important Workshop, but we are considering a condensed virtual workshop or webinar in its place. If this is arranged, we will notify you as soon as possible.
Planning still continues for the European FTSW in Oct at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.
Tom Huff, FTSC Chairman
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