The Settlement, and Concorde - the inside story

The Settlement, and Concorde - the inside story

Monday, 5 October 2015 - 10:15am

The first speaker will be Pam Burn, Chairperson of The Settlement, who will give a general talk on The Settlement and its history.

The main speaker for this meeting will be Colin McCartney who will be giving a talk on ‘Concorde – The Inside Story’.

The first part is a short history of man-made flight from the Kongming Lantern to the first supersonic flight by Chuck Jaeger. The next section covers the early SST specification and some of the amusing problems that emerged during the early design phase. Colin will then describe his design work on the "Droop Snoop" nose section at BAE in Stevenage including the materials and manufacturing challenges. The final section deals with the "End of an Era" following the fatal crash in Paris and the results of the subsequent inquiry.

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