Oral History Videos - Watch Now!
- Created: 26 July 2018 26 July 2018
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We have started editing the Oral Histories we have and the first three are now available on the website under the Foundations tab.
Click HERE to view the recently released Oral Histories of Buzz Aldrin, Eric “Winkle” Brown, and Robert A. Hoover.
Robert A. Hoover
Neil Armstrong Luncheon Address
- Created: 26 July 2018 26 July 2018
- Last Updated: 09 August 2018 09 August 2018
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While digging in our archives we found this historic presentation from SETP Charter Member Neil Armstrong (F),
at the Luncheon held during the 2005 Symposium that celebrated the SETP 50th Anniversary.
Please take 30 minutes out of your day to watch this captivating talk!
50th European Symposium Photos
- Created: 24 July 2018 24 July 2018
- Last Updated: 26 July 2018 26 July 2018
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Click Here to view the photo album from the 50th European Symposium in Turin, Italy!
Martin-Baker Reception at Farnborough International Airshow
- Created: 20 July 2018 20 July 2018
- Last Updated: 20 July 2018 20 July 2018
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Thank you to Martin-Baker for graciously hosting SETP Members at the Farnborough International Airshow.
Justin Paines (AF) presents Steve Roberts of Martin-Baker with a plaque of appreciation.
Attendees enjoying their evening at the Martin-Baker Chalet.
National Aerospace Library Sound Archive (History of the Air Transport Auxiliary / Eurofighter programme)
- Created: 10 July 2018 10 July 2018
- Last Updated: 10 July 2018 10 July 2018
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The latest batch of historic recordings from the National Aerospace Library's archives - a real 'Who's Who' of aviation personalities and historical subjects - has just been released via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud site (just click on the arrow button to 'Play')
They include a 1965 lecture by Philip Wills recalling the development the Air Transport Auxiliary through the perspective of his personal experiences during the Second World War and a review of the early evolution and flight testing of the Eurofighter in a 1995 lecture by Chris Yeo.
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 and Sir Dermot Boyle ) 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.
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 reviews the latest developments with the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive is available via the following web-site:-