Fellows Class of 2019

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is pleased to announce the Fellows Class of 2019.  The Fellows’ presentation will be held during the 63rd Annual Symposium at the Banquet on Saturday, 28 September.  More information on the Annual Symposium can be found HERE.  We hope you can join us!

 Fellows Class of 2019

Thomas Archer
Craig Bomben
Roderick Cregier
John Croll
Paul Edwards
Robert Hover
Jake Howard
Thomas LeBeau
Scott Martin
Tore Reimers
James Richmond

2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy

 

Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System Team to Receive the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy

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National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - Sir Vernon Brown - Flying WW1 Aircraft / Aeroelasticity / Cody / 1959 BBC Radio Series

For your information a sound recording of  Sir Vernon Brown's 1969 lecture recalling his flying experiences with various aircraft types during the First World War and after has just been added to the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - a real 'Who's Who' of aviation personalities and historical subjects based on original recordings held in the Library's archives - and is now available to listen to via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud web-site :-

www.aerosociety.com/podcast

The specific link to the recording is (just click on the arrow button to 'Play'):-

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/audio-classic-lecture-series-flying-aircraft-in-the-first-world-war-and-beyond-by-air-commodore-sir-vernon-brown/

The  recording of Sir Vernon Brown's lecture has been released alongside a 1977 sound recording of Professor A. R. Collar’s lecture 'The First 50 Years of Aeroelasticity' and a recent  recording of the aviation historian Peter Reese on the life of the pioneering aviator S. F. Cody of whom he wrote the most recent biography The Flying Cowboy: Samuel Cody - Britain's First Airman.

 In addition historic sound recordings from a 1959 BBC radio series have also recently been added to the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive.

Produced for BBC Overseas Service by R. A. Symes-Schutzmann, the radio documentary series was a group of talks on the development of British aviation broadcast by BBC External Services in 1959 in the series 'English Talks for Asia'. 

With the programmes linked by Charles Gibbs-Smith, they include recordings of Lord Brabazon, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, Major G. P. Bulman, Sir Harold Roxbee Cox, Sir Graham Sutton, Sir Alan Cobham, Captain O. P. Jones, ACM Sir Alec Coryton, Hayne Constant, Sir Robert Watson-Watt, A. A. Lombard, Sir George Edwards, Captain John Cunningham and Geoffrey Hall discussing the development of British aviation from their own personal perspectives.

All six episodes in the series – based on the original recordings held in the archives of the National Aerospace Library - are now available to listen to via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud web-site:-

www.aerosociety.com/podcast

The specific link to the recordings are as follows (just click on the arrow button to 'Play') :-

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/audio-archive-recording-powered-flight-the-british-contribution-to-flying

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,  Captain John Cecil Kelly-Rogers, John Farley, A. W. 'Bill' Bedford, H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, Christopher Bartlett, Andy Sephton and Dr. Ron Smith) is:-

https://soundcloud.com/aerosociety-podcast/sets/classic-lecture-series

 

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, Sir Harry Ricardo, Clayton Knight and Henry Knowler) is :-

https://soundcloud.com/aerosociety-podcast/sets/an-interview-with 

All the historic podcasts released via the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive can also now be downloaded for free via iTunes:-

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/aerosociety-podcast/id1216235459?mt=2

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.

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

An online version of  an article  published in the Royal Aeronautical Society's magazine Aerospace December 2017 which describes the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive project is available via the following web-site:-

 https://www.aerosociety.com/news/listen-to-aviation-voices-come-alive/

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National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - A. W. 'Bill' Bedford's 1964 lecture 'The Role of the Test Pilot'

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') :-

www.aerosociety.com/podcast

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:-

https://soundcloud.com/aerosociety-podcast/sets/classic-lecture-series


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 :-

https://soundcloud.com/aerosociety-podcast/sets/an-interview-with 

All the historic podcasts released via the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive can also now be downloaded for free via iTunes:-

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/aerosociety-podcast/id1216235459?mt=2

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:-

 https://www.aerosociety.com/news/listen-to-aviation-voices-come-alive/