Aircraft Test Facilities

Jersey Date : 21st September 2017

Jersey Time : 8pm (optional dinner)

8:00pm Lecture (free to attend)

Jersey Venue : Pomme D'Or Hotel

Guernsey Date : 20th September 2017

Guernsey Time : 7:30pm

Guernsey Venue : The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts

Colin Froude (Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force Retd) will talk about the challenges associated with testing large aircraft. Drawing on his flying experience, Colin will describe the origins of the Heavy Aircraft Test and Evaluation Squadron which is based at Boscombe Down. Colin will also discuss the Squadron’s roles which include testing modifications, R&D work and Met Research Flights.

For Jersey Lectures - Lectures will start at 8:00pm (which are free to attend) but are proceded by an optional dinner, starting at 6:30pm. If you wish to attend the dinner at a cost of £20pp bookings can be made by phone 01534 856566 or email


CIGPE Flyer - Aircraft Test Facilities 2.pdf