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Aeronautical Institute and Club

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1901 The Institute was formed

1902 A general meeting was held at the St Bride's Foundation Institite[1]. Dr F. A. Barton presided at the meeting. The safety of airships was discussed. It was decided to ask the members of the Aero Club, the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain and the Aeronautical Institute and Club to consider a centralised system of accreditation of aeronauts (ie pilots) and an system for examining machines to certify their airworthiness [2]

1903 Organised a British and International Aeronautical Exhibition at Alexandra Palace[3]. A demonstration of kite flying was held in conjunction with the exhibition[4]

The Institute lapsed for several years

1909 A meeting was held at St Bride's where the institute was renamed as the Institute of Flight with the object of advancing the case of heavier-than-air flying machines[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr 04, 1902
  2. The Times, Nov 08, 1902
  3. The Times, Sep 18, 1903
  4. The Times, Oct 05, 1903
  5. The Times, May 14, 1909