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  • Royal Aeronautical Society, Weybridge: XX154 (Hawk Prototype) The First Of The Many by Chris Hodson C.Eng FRAeS

    Wednesday 21st February

    Royal Aeronautical Society February Meeting

  • Royal Aeronautical Society, Weybridge: XX154 (Hawk Prototype) The First Of The Many by Chris Hodson C.Eng FRAeS

    Wednesday 21st February

    Royal Aeronautical Society February Meeting

Chris’s talk is about a British success story, the BAe Hawk and in particular the story of XX154 — the first Hawk to fly, from inception to retirement. Hawker Siddeley (Kingston)’s design team’s work was rewarded when an MoD competition was won in the early 70’s. First flight was achieved with XX154 on 21 August 1974.

The original concept included the importance of a base line for the aircraft’s development and export sales. Subsequent perseverance by engineers, marketers, demonstrations by company test pilots, as well as Royal Air Force and Royal Navy pilots, has resulted in excess of 1000 BAE SYSTEMS Hawks operating today.

Meetings are held normally in the Bluebird Room in the Brooklands Clubhouse. The private Brooklands Club Members bar is open to us from 5:45pm — please use card payment for drinks. There is a pre order facility for food (please contact wraesmemsec@outlook.com no later than 7 days prior).

All are welcome (RAeS membership is not required). There is an entry donation of £5.00 - please use card payment at the door. This donation is not expected from those under the age of 21 or holders of a current Student Union card.

Certificates of Attendance for C.Eng or CPD purposes are available on request.

Directions: If northbound on Brooklands Road, after the Shell garage on the left there is a roundabout. IGNORE THE BROWN HERITAGE SIGNS TO BROOKLANDS. 400 meters north of this roundabout turn left at the entrance signed Brooklands Museum, Campbell Gate. Keep left for the Gate, steeply downhill. The electric gates should be open from 5:45pm — if not there is a push button on the keypad on the right of the gate to contact Reception.

For more information please contact:- wraesmemsec@outlook.com

Plan your visit

Date

February 21st, 2024, 6:45pm - 9pm (Food/Bar open from 5:45pm)

Tickets

£5 donation on the door, please pay by card. 

No pre-booking required

 

Getting Here

Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, KT13 0QN

Please use Campbell Gate on Brooklands Road using the above postcode. Do not follow brown signs to the museum. Parking is free.

Accessibility

Stepped access to the Napier-Room

Accessibility at the Museum >

Contact

If you have any questions please email wraesmemsec@outlook.com