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Past Meeting

Martin - The Airship Returns! - Modern Developments in this Exciting Branch of Aviation

Martin's talk covered:

  •  Extensive use of slides and video clips of recent airship operations
  •  An explanation of the different technologies now employed to make airships safer
  •  The evolution of very large modern airships as "hybrid air vehicles"
  •  The future applications for modern airships

Airship Ventures Airship US Army Airship
Speaker Details
Martin is a professional and academic aviation meteorologist who, in addition to his very wide interests in aviation deriving from his work as an airliner accident investigator, has been involved with the safe operation of modern airships for more than 30 years, and has worked as an international operations consultant for the FAI and for the world's largest commercial airship operator.

He has studied airship technology, has contributed to the definitive textbook Airship Technology published this year by Cambridge University Press, and has helped to operate airships in some of the most demanding physical environments where their unusual flight capabilities have shown that they can solve problems of access and resource development in remote regions in a unique way.

Martin is currently researching the development of an airship operation for the Canadian Arctic.


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3  Recent Meeting

Date:14 April 2016

Place:Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL), South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3TA

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Date:3rd September 2016

Place:OX18 4JP

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