Welcome

Welcome to the Milton Keynes Aviation Society.

We are a friendly group of enthusiasts who meet each month to hear high quality speakers on a variety of aviation topics. Have a look at our Lecture Programme and come along as a visitor for £5 (no charge for members).

We visit RAF/USAF bases, special events, manufacturers, etc. as you can see from our Visits Programme. There is usually no charge for members other than a donation to a charity chosen by our host. Members receive a monthly MKAS Newsletter.

Membership costs £22 per year (Membership Form on the Archives and Documents page).

As the Milton Keynes Branch of Air-Britain our members can buy top class Air-Britain publications at a substantial discount.

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8th September 2020 - This lecture will be presented via Zoom

Dr Graham Rood -The Royal Aircraft Factory in World War 1

The centenary of the RAE in 2018 focussed on the 100 years of research & development after the formation of RAE in April 1918. This has resulted unfortunately, but necessarily, in the significant work carried out between 1914 and 1918 by the Factory being left aside. Not only was normal Research & Development carried out on aircraft, engines and systems in great quantity but the Factory also produced a significantly large number of components for the nascent British aircraft industry. This lecture looks at the advances made in the development of aviation science & technology, the local and wider production problems and the role of women in all aspects of the work at Farnborough, As with all wars, technological progress accelerated as a result of Treasury funding increases and the Royal Aircraft Factory made good use of the opportunity in this, the First Air War

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