Airships past present and future
Thursday 12 December 2013, 6:30pm
The final Engineering Club talk this year will be a seasonal review of some of the historical and current engineering aspects of lighter than air (LTA) craft. 'Airships' as they are most commonly referred to, have never regained the prominence they once had during the early part of the last century, yet constantly fascinate us with their technical challenges and potential to solve some of our contemporary transport issues.
Dr Giles Camplin is Vice Chairman of the Airship Association and Editor of the Airship Heritage Trust Journal – Dirigible. He has been a keen advocte of LTA technologies for many years, both dirigibles and free balloons. He has been involved in a number of LTA projects including within the entertainment industry, and has also been involved in the preparations for several world record attempts. Giles specialises in historical research and has a great interest in the ground handling aspect of LTA vehicles. His talk will cover both modern and historical engineering.
Chaired by Professor Andy Ford of London South Bank University.
Free to attend. Booking essential.
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