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Sun-powered Flight: How gliders work

10 Dec 2019
Start time
7:30 PM
Tempest Anderson Hall
Professor Andy Marvin

Event Information

Sun-powered Flight. How gliders work.

Professor Emeritus Andy Marvin FREng IEEE Life Fellow
Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York

The lecture will start with acknowledging the contribution of Sir George Cayley to the development of modern aviation and in particular gliding. The principles of glider flight will be described including how they fly, how they are controlled and how they use the sun’s energy to stay airborne. The lecture will be illustrated with a series of in-flight video clips.

There will be a Christmas Mince pie and fizz reception after the lecture