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system of determining dynamical characteristics of an aeroplane and matching them to automatic controls by measuring the pulse excited response in flight.' The Robert M. Losey Award for 1951 was presented by the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences A monthly feature giving news of recent Government and professional appointments, to Ivan Ray Tannehill, Chief, Division of Synoptic industrial developments and business changes, etc. Reports and Forecasts, U.S. Weather Bureau, Wash ington, D.C. Captain John R. Poppcn, M.C., U.S.N. (Ret.), has been selected as the recipient of the John Jeffries Aircraft Research Association Ltd. Hunting Group Appointment Award for 1951 'For outstanding contributions to the A group of companies in the Aircraft Industry has The Hunting Group Publicity Office, 35 Old Bond advancement of aeronautics through medical research.' registered the Aircraft Research Association Ltd., the Street, London, W.l, announces that Mr L. C. Hunt Edward H. Heincmann, Chief Engineer, El Segundo purpose of which is to design, build and operate what ing, son of Mr C. L. Hunting, Governing Director of Division, Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., has been will be the largest transonic/supersonic wind tunnel the Hunting Group of Companies, and nephew of the voted by the American Honorary Fellows and Fellows in this country for testing scale models of aircraft. Chairman, has been appointed to the Board of of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences as the The tunnel will require approximately 35,000 horse Hunting & Son Ltd., the parent company of the recipient of the Sylvanus Albert Reed Award for 1951. power. Negotiations are in hand with the Ministry of Hunting Group of Companies. Mr Heinemann's citation reads: 'For design and Supply and other authorities, on the siting of the development of experimental aircraft for investigating wind tunnel, the supply of power and other services. I.A.S. Awards transonic and supersonic flight phenomena.' The project was initiated by the Technical Board of The Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences con the Society of British Aircraft Constructors, which ferred ten I.A.S. Fellowships and two I.A.S. Honorary The Institute of Metals reported that the progress of British aircraft design and Fellowships upon eleven Americans and one Canadian development demanded provision of a large wind The Institute of Metals, 4 Grosvenor Gardens, at the I.A.S. Honours Night Dinner at the Hotel tunnel capable of operating at speeds just below and London, S.W.I, announce that the following members Astor, New York City, on January 28. higher than the speed of sound, and available at all have been elected to offices on the Council for the The American Honorary Fellow for this year is times for use by the Industry. year 1952-53, and will take office on March 25. Leroy Randle Grumman, Chairman, Board of The companies concerned are: President: Dr C. J. Smithells, M.C., Director of Directors, Grumman Aircraft Engineering Copora- Blackburn and General Aircraft Ltd. Research, The British Aluminium Company, Ltd., tion. Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd. Gerrards Cross, Bucks. Vice-Presidents: Mr G. L. This year's Foreign Honorary Fellow is John The Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. Bailey, C.B.E., M.Sc, Director, British Non- Hamilton Parkin, Director, National Aeronautical The Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd. Ferrous Metals Research Association, London. Dr Establishment, Canada. Folland Aircraft Ltd. S. F. Dorey, C.B.E., Wh.Ex., F.R.S., Chief Engineer The newly elected I.A.S. Fellows are: Handley Page Ltd. Surveyor, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, London. A. T. Colwell, Vice-President, Thompson Products, Honorary Treasurer: Mr E. H. Jones, Director and The Hawker Siddeley Group Ltd. Inc. General Manager (Bristol), Capper Pass and Son Ltd., Rolls-Royce Ltd. Leo J. Devlin, Jr., Chief Designer and Assistant Bristol. Ordinary Members of Council: Mr Alfred Saundcrs-Roc Ltd. Chief Engineer, Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. Baer, Vice-Chairman, The Consolidated Zinc Cor Vickcrs-Armstrongs Ltd. Robert R. Dexter, Secretary, Institute of the poration, Ltd., London, Mr N. I. Bond-Williams, Westland Aircraft Ltd. Aeronautical Sciences, Inc. B.Sc., Chairman and Managing Director, Aston Chain The registered offices of the new company arc at Harold D. Hoekstra, Assistant Director for Proto and Hook Company Ltd., Birmingham. Dr N. P. 32 Savile Row, London, W.l. (Telephone: REGent type Aircraft Development, Office of Aviation Safety, Inglis, M.Eng., Research Director, Metals Division, 5215). Civil Aeronautics Administration. Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Birmingham. Dr Nicholas J. Hoff, Professor and Head, Department Ivor Jenkins, Chief Metallurgist, Research Labora Aquila Airways Limited of Aeronautical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, tories, The General Electric Company Ltd., Wembley, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Aquila Airways Ltd. announce that Brigadier- Middx. Dr A. G. Ramsay, B.Sc, Director, The Mond Hans W. Liepmann, Professor of Aerodynamics, General A. C. Critchley, C.M.G., C.B.E., D.S.O., has Nickel Company Ltd., and Works Manager of the California Institute of Technology. joined the Board of Directors of the company. Refinery, Clydach, Glam. Dr H. Sutton, Director of Maj. Gen. Donald L. Putt, Acting Deputy Chief of Aquila Airways arc now the only British Company Research and Development, Aircraft Materials, Staff, Development, Headquarters, U.S.A.F. using flying boats and operate a scheduled service Ministry of Supply, London. Major P. Litherland Daniel Sayre, Director, James Forrestal Research between Southampton, Madeira and the Canary Teed, A.R.S.M., Deputy Chief of Aeronautical Centre, Princeton University. Islands and between Lisbon and Madeira. Research and Development, Vickcrs-Armstrongs Ernest G. Stout, Assistant to Chief Engineer, Ltd., Weybridge, Surrey. Mr W. J. Thomas, Assistant Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp. Managing Director, The British Aluminium Company Blackburn and General Aircraft Limited Walter G. Vincenti, Aero Research Scientist, Ames Ltd., London. MrN. E. Rowc,C.B.E.,B.Sc.,M.l.M.E.,F.R.Ae.S., Aeronautical Laboratory, National Advisory Com Whit. Ex., has joined the Board of Blackburn and mittee for Aeronautics. Alan Muntz Address Change General Aircraft Limited with effect from January I, Robert C. Seamans, Jr., Associate Professor, 1952. Aeronautical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Alan Muntz and Company Ltd. announce that their Institute of Technology, has been selected by the address is now: Alan Muntz and Co. Ltd., Aircraft Board of Awards as the recipient of the Lawrence Section, Langley Aerodrome, Bucks. Telephone: E. K. Cole Limited Sperry Award for 1951. Mr Seamans is cited 'For a Slough 23861. Mr A. J. Brunkcr, B.Sc.(Eng.), A.M.I.E.E., General Export Manager of E. K. Cole Ltd., who has just returned from a business visit to South America, has now been made additionally responsible for the commercial activities of the Electronics Division of the Company. Ekco business in this field embraces Electronic Equipment for Industry, V.H.F. Com munication Equipment, Radar and Nuclconic Devices. Mr Brunker will be supported by Lord Walcran, who is Commercial Manager of the Elec tronics Division. D.S.I.R. Appointment The Lord President has invited Sir Andrew McCance, D.Sc, LL.D., M.I.Mech.E., F.R.S., to be Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Research Board of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Charles House, 5-11 Regent Street, London, S.W.1, in succession to the retiring Chair man, Sir Henry Guy, C.B.E., D.Sc, M.I.Mcch.E., F.R.S. Sir Andrew has accepted the invitation and will assume office in February 1952. English Electric New Director The English Electric Company Ltd., 24/30 Gilling- ham Street, London, S.W.I, announce that Sir John Woods, G.C.B., M.V.O., has been appointed a Director of The English Electric Company Limited and Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company Limited. New Hawker Director Mr John T. Lidbury has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Hawker Aircraft Ltd., and to the Board of Hawker Aircraft (Blackpool) Ltd. Aircraft Engineering
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1952
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