Events

Browse the calendar below to find out what’s happening at the AMRC.

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8:00 am AMRC Design and Prototyping Group - Open Access Morning

Our first AMRC Design and Prototyping Open Event was held on 7 October 20016 and will now be held on the first Friday of every month to open our doors to industry.

This is your chance to meet  some of the AMRC Design and Prototyping Group’s experienced engineers and take a look around our world-class facility. You can drop in anytime between 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The event will be the chance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to see how the group’s multi-disciplinary engineers develop design solutions for global customers using world-class, advanced manufacturing capabilities.

·         Discover the research of the AMRC Design and Prototyping Group
·         Explore the facility
·         Discuss your needs
·         View demos of our work in transport, healthcare and energy

If you are planning on dropping in please contact Andy Bell on a.bell@amrc.co.uk or 0114 222 9590 to reserve a free place.

Find out more about the AMRC Design and Prototyping Group
at: www.amrc.co.uk/research/design/​​

 

Location
AMRC Design, Prototype and Testing Centre, Wallis Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5TZ

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5:00 pm RAeS Lecture: "Not getting killed whilst flying..."

“Not getting killed whilst flying…”
Johnathan and Patrica Porter
Metal Seagulls Ltd

The Sheffield branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society start their spring programme with a talk by Jonathan and Patricia Porter, who are, unashamedly, irrepressibly passionate about all things aviation and engineering. Jonathan was rejected by the RAF – before he even started filling out the application form, whereas Patricia grew up in a mud hut in West Africa. Together, they built and operated the largest private airfield in West Africa, building and flying aircraft, teaching folks to fly and running humanitarian drop missions.

In 2015, they moved to the UK and now run a successful aviation operation, building aircraft, manufacturing aircraft parts and helping others to build their own set of wings.

Patricia is the first woman to be certified as an iRMT by Rotax Aircraft Engines, and Jonathan was the test pilot for hot weather operations for the Rotax 912iS. Their stories are often too bizarre to be anything but the truth, and their passion is infectious. Their first book “Wonderful Adversity: Into Africa” is available from Amazon.

Pre-event: 17:00 to 18:30
There is a special pre-event activity led by Patrica Porter as part of her WXYZ build a plane project to encourage more women and young people into aviation, through exposure to a bit of hands on time in assisting with the build of her Zenair CH750 STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) aircraft. This is open to everyone (but particularly students) to learn about building your own aircraft and to have an opportunity to assist building an actual aircraft component for the Zenair pane. Participants who pull a rivet will be asked to sign a waiver for working on the plane as well as using their photos in media etc. The plane, once complete, will fly around the UK to various events where Patricia will be pleased to chat about all things engineering and aviation with those who are interested. This is being held the same location as the lecture.

Timing
5-6.30pm – WXYQ Plane Project re-event activity.
6.30pm – Lecture registration.
7pm – Lecture.

Price
Free to RAeS members, students and Branch Friends.
£1 for all others.

Please use this link to register for the presentation. There is a box to indicate if you wish to attend the pre-event activity to help build plane components.

Download the flyer for the event here.

If you would like to talk a look at the Sheffield branch spring programme of lectures, please click here.

Location
Theatre 2, The Diamond Building, University of Sheffield, 32 Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, S3 7RD

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