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 £3 (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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10th December 2019

Les Evans - Satellites, Orbits and Rockets

We live in exciting times!  This is an explanation of what being in orbit really means, the various types of earth orbits used, and the types of satellite systems that inhabit them.  This is followed by a look at launch systems, the types of rockets used, and the unprecedented acceleration in launcher development that is going on right now.  The year 2019 may well represent a watershed in mankind’s space launch capabilities.

Presented by an experienced Concorde pilot and test pilot who always yearned to be an astronaut!

4th January 2020

Greg Baughen - 'An Independent RAF - Inspiration or Aberration?'

Author Greg Baughen returns with his latest instalment in the history of British air power.  The creation of the world's first independent air force is generally recognized as a landmark event in military history. There were many advantages to having an independent air service, but what were the disadvantages?  This talk looks at how the emergence of air power forced the services to think differently about how they worked together. It takes a fresh look at the thinking behind the decision to create the RAF and the problems and dangers its creation caused.

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