Prepare for take-off at the AMRC

image of amrc event logoAn aviation spectacular will be landing at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing this autumn, when on 18 October 2016 the Sheffield Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) will hold their 150th anniversary celebrations.

Formed in 1866, the RAeS are celebrating the formation of the Society by looking back 150 years and forward up to 50 years on the theme of ‘innovative firsts’ in aerospace.

The Sheffield branch are inviting members of the public to check into the arrivals lounge of the pop-up airport at the AMRC and check out the two hangers of demonstrations, exhibits and information stands telling the history and future of aviation in the local area.

Exhibits and demonstrations will include display engines from Rolls-Royce Heritage (including a working Merlin Mk3), a replica 1916 Blackburn seaplane, a fully restored Westland Whirlwind cockpit and more.

Guests such as Boeing, BAE Systems, Royal Air Force, Rolls-Royce Heritage, South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Vulcan to the Sky and Avian Hang Gliders will be on site, showcasing the technologies and innovations in aerospace technology that have defined the progression of aviation and outdoor displays of heritage aircraft to enjoy.

The celebrations are open to the public with doors opening at 5pm for attendees to visit the hangers, tour the AMRC and visit the outdoor displays and demonstrations. From 8pm there will be a welcome talk followed by a special presentation by the Sheffield branch committee on “150 years of aviation and a look to the future” until the close of the event at 9.30pm.

Places are free to book and you will be able to do so shortly via the AMRC website events pages at: www.amrc.co.uk/news/events

For more information on RAeS, see aerosociety.com