Engineering Club Film Night
Film night: Ken Wallis, Autogyro
Wednesday 19 February, 6.30pm
Ken Wallis, the extraordinary engineer and previous Engineering Club speaker, died in 2013 at the age of 97. Ken is probably best remembered as the double for Sean Connery/James Bond flying Little Nellie in “You Only Live Twice”.
We will be showing extracts from “Born to Bond” a documentary of Ken’s life and career as a pilot, inventor and engineer. The video shows some wonderful archive footage of flying machines and is a fascinating personal document of the history of flight in the 20th century. We will concentrate on his work with the autogyro, a vehicle in which he broke (and still holds) the world speed record in 2002!
Booking is essential. Ticket includes a complimentary drink
Free to Engineering Club members - please email events to reserve a place.
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