Bristol Aero Talks

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Welcome to the Bristol Aero Talks website.


Bristol Aero Talks are a series of talks on aerospace and related high-technology subjects with particular emphasis on the history of the Bristol and surrounding areas.


These talks, for which no admission is charged, are held monthly at BAWA in Filton (click here for information on getting to BAWA).  The talks are normally held on a Friday evening between September and March.  However, as these talks are being run independently, we will ask for a voluntary contribution of one pound per person to cover the room rental and associated costs.  In the event there is an accrued surplus at the end of the season of talks it will be donated to a good cause such as the Air Ambulance.


Bristol Aero Talks makes use of e-mail as the primary communications medium and to handle matters efficiently a number of e-mail addresses have been set up - please see the Contact Us page for more information including how to receive talk announcements by e-mail.




On Friday 18th January Howard Torode will discuss the History and Development of High Performance Sailplanes exploring the experiences of sailplane designers during the twentieth century in their pursuit of higher aerodynamic performance.  Howard has been associated with gliders since the early 60’s in a number of roles including pilot, instructor, inspector and technical committee member.

Information on the next scheduled talk can be found by clicking Here


Details of the forthcoming talks program may be found by clicking Here


Information on the earlier talks given under the Bristol Aero Talks banner may be found by clicking Here


External Events

Where we consider it appropriate we will advise Bristol Aero Talks attendees of events being organised by third parties that are likely to be of interest.

Currently there is no such event scheduled but a recent example was the large aero-model flying display put on by the Woodspring Wings model flying club at Yatton to which the Bristol Aero Collection Trust were invited.



Not receiving announcements of talks?

We have been advised that in a few cases the e-mails announcing talks are not being delivered but are instead being trapped by the SPAM filters. We would recommend checking the folder where your ISP sends the e-mails it filters.

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