Course detail: AERO5080 - History of Airplane Design-2018 #4: Westland, English Electric, Folland, Fairey and Miles
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.

  • Westland built many novel designs during WWII. The Lysander (spy carrying airplane), Whirlwind and Wyvern fighters will be discussed.
  • English Electric designed and built the famous Canberra bomber (which served in the USAF as the Martin B-57) and the supersonic Lightning fighter.
  • Folland built the pocket fighter Gnat, while Fairey produced a long line of carrier-based aircraft for the British Royal Navy, the most outstanding of which were the Firefly and the Gannett.
  • We'll discuss how Miles came about and how the Miles family developed a long line of civil and military airplanes. Typical examples include the Miles Martlett, Erovan, Messenger, Marathon and Gemini.

 Session Detail:  PA19630W
Schedule: Every day, starting on 09/12/18 and ending on 09/12/18
Times: 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Jan Roskam
Jan Roskam
Ackers Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas
Biography: Dr. Jan Roskam is the Ackers Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas. His university honors include the 2003 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award, and he is a five-time winner of Aerospace Engineering Educator of the Year, selected by graduating seniors. In October, 2007 Roskam received the prestigious AIAA Aircraft Design Award for Lifetime Achievement in airplane design, airplane design education, configuration design and flight dynamics education. In May, 2016 he received the University of Kansas School of Engineering "Distinguished Engineering Service Award." The author of 15 textbooks, Roskam has industrial experience with three major aircraft companies and has been actively involved in the design and development of more than 50 aircraft programs. He is a Fellow of AIAA, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Roskam received an M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington.

Courses taught by this instructor:
History of Airplane Design Webinar Series
Airplane Performance: Theory, Applications and Certification (online) - currently under revision
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