“The Waverider concept was devised in March 1957 by Prof. Terence Nonweiler of Queen’s College, Belfast, during work on a re-entry vehicle, intended for a manned spacecraft in the British space programme based on the Blue Streak missile. “
The complex life of ‘born adventurer’, polar explorer, World War I air ace, and sentenced for treason in 1948, Tryggve Gran, was covered by Robert Foden in his illustrated online talk for the Orkney Aviation Festival
On October 16th 1936, Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator, completed the first solo flight from England to New Zealand
Robert Foden tells the story of the Norwegian explorer Tryggva Gran, the first person to (officially) fly cross the North Sea. Aviation Festival 8th & 9th August 2022 online
“Aviation and the Art of Engineering” a talk by Professor Dugald Cameron OBE,FCSD,FRSA. Aviation Festival 8th & 9th August 2022 online
Gene Roddenberry (left), Dr. Brian O’Leary (centre), Deke Slayton (right), View from Earth conference dinner, July 31, 1984
The Mars sailplanes will contain a custom-designed array of navigation sensors, as well as a camera and temperature and gas sensors to gather information about the Martian atmosphere and landscape. Image credit: University of Arizona College of Engineering
On 2nd of December 2021 Scotland’s old air route structure will be removed to be replaced at above 24,500ft with Free Route Airspace.
A group of volunteers from Orkney is needed to participate in a small focus group workshop and give their opinion towards new hydrogen electric technologies.
Orkney’s Aviation Festival 2021 takes place over two days – 9th- 10th September and covers the present, past and future.