Dr. Jan Roskam continues his historical review of five more airplane manufacturing companies. From WWII attack fighters to cargo and passenger airplanes, you will gain valuable insight into their design processes, successes and failures.
The KU Aerospace Short Course Program is proud to collaborate with Dr. Jan Roskam, Ackers Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas and founder of the Aerospace Short Course Program to present the History of Airplane Design webinar series. The 2018 webinar series includes five individual webinars, each focusing on specific companies and their contributions to the commercial, military and transport aircraft industries. During each webinar, Dr. Roskam provides interesting facts and historical details on a wide variety of airplane development programs, industry innovations, successes and failures. This is your opportunity to learn from a legend in aircraft design how some of today's best known companies got started, persevered or went bankrupt, merged or made it on their own.
Each webinar is presented live, and will not be available for viewing following the live presentation. Registration for each live webinar is $50 per person.
- Learn about the first British jet drive airplane and the famous Gloster Meteor, early versions of which became operational late in WWII.
- We'll discuss the Blackburn Buccaneer low altitude attack fighter with its interesting speedbrake.
- Hawker produced a long line of fighter airplanes, culminating in the Hawker Hunter and VTOL Hawker Harrier. A version of the latter is still in service with the U. S. Marine Corps.
- Find out what happened to Bristol cargo and passenger airplanes, such as the Bristol Freighter, Brittannia and the infamous Brabazon.