Page 1 of 1

27 Feb - RAeS Human Power Flight lecture

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:20 pm
by rglencross
The Royal Aeronautical Society evening lecture - 27th February 2017, at 4 Hamilton Place, London WC1J 7BQ, starting at 18.00 - will be given by John Edgley FRAeS

This lecture will discuss and compare the progress that has been made in Human Powered flight in the 40 years since the first Kremer Prize was won by Paul MacCready for the figure of eight flight made by Gossamer Condor. By reference to Aerocycle 3, and other modern HPA aircraft, John will look at how current design has developed and how new materials have made an impact.

All RAeS lectures are free to attend and registration is open to all so please be sure to book your place today.

To register click here: https://portal.aerosociety.com/Pages/Event-Booking?eventid=31d15d43-e7ab-e611-874e-005056bc31f7


Speaker Details - John K Edgley MRAeS
John Edgley has designed and built three prototype aircraft. The Optica was the best known, and came nearest to full production with around twenty aircraft produced by the early 1990s. In the late 1990s a glider built almost entirely of Fibrelam appeared to hold commercial hopes. More recently John Edgley‘s Aerocycle 3 Human Powered Aircraft won the 2016 Icarus Cup sponsored by the RAeS. This HPA shows hope of being a significant step towards the activity becoming a recognised sport, one of the current aims of the Human Powered Flight Specialist Group of which he is a member.