USNTPS in the News!
- Created: 04 March 2019 04 March 2019
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2019 - EAA AirVenture Call for Papers
- Created: 11 February 2019 11 February 2019
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40th Howard Hughes Memorial Award
- Created: 07 January 2019 07 January 2019
- Last Updated: 07 January 2019 07 January 2019
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National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - A. W. 'Bill' Bedford's 1964 lecture 'The Role of the Test Pilot'
- Created: 26 October 2018 26 October 2018
- Last Updated: 26 October 2018 26 October 2018
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For your information the sound recording of A. W. 'Bill' Bedford's historic 1964 lecture on 'The Role of the Test Pilot' (before a very distinguished audience which includes in the post-lecture discussion the voices of Captain Eric Brown, D. P. Davies, Brian Trubshaw, Sir Sydney Camm and Morien Morgan among others) has just been added to the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - a real 'Who's Who' of aviation personalities and historical subjects - and is now available to listen to via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud web-site (just click on the arrow button to 'Play') :-
The recording of Bill Bedford's lecture - which I believe will be of particular interest to members of the SETP - has been released alongside a 1969 sound recording of Clayton Knight at aged 78 recalling reminiscences from his life and of his flying career with the U.S. Air Service during the First World War and a recent 2018 lecture by aviation historian Peter Reese on the evolution of British aviation during the interwar years.
A quick link to the historic lectures and speeches available so far (including Sir Frederick Handley Page, Igor Sikorsky, Jeffrey Quill, Peter Twiss, Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, Andrew Brookes, Silvius Dornier, Sir Richard Glazebrook, Commander Graeme Rowan-Thomson, Keith Hayward, Sir Dermot Boyle, Philip Wills, Chris Yeo, Captain John Cecil Kelly-Rogers, Col. Al Worden, Peter Hearne, Sir George Edwards and John Farley) is:-
A quick link to the extended 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, D. P. Davies, Jeffrey Quill, John Cunningham, Sir Barnes Wallis, R. A. C. Brie and Sir Harry Ricardo) is :-
All the historic podcasts released via the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive can also now be downloaded for free via iTunes:-
The intention of the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive 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.
An online version of an article published in the Royal Aeronautical Society's magazine Aerospace December 2017 which reviews the latest developments with the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive is available via the following web-site:-
SETP 62nd Annual Symposium - Podcasts and Photo Gallery Now Available
- Created: 24 October 2018 24 October 2018
- Last Updated: 24 October 2018 24 October 2018
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The video podcasts for the 62nd Annual SETP Symposium are now available to view in the Member's Only section of the SETP website.
You will need your username and password to access the podcasts. Click HERE to log in.
Click HERE to view the photo gallery for the Annual Symposium.