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of Lincoln's Inn Fields (1919)
1915 Formed on September 30th 1915 at a meeting at the Royal Society of Arts presided over by Sir William M. Ramsay. The Institute would have 3 principal functions: aircraft production, aeronautical progress and aeronautical propaganda
WWI The institute was responsible for construction of an experimental direct-lift flying machine, which was taken over by the Ministry of Munitions, a portable bridge made of bamboo, a plan for aerial offensive in Belgium and training for candidates for commissions in the Air Services
1919 The Institute advertised its 4th Aeronautical Engineering course, of university level education, intended for resettlement of ex-RAF officers
1920 Lucien Blin Desbleds, and Colonel Frederick Natusch Maude were summoned before magistrates for carrying on business as the Aeronautical Institute of Great Britain without having furnished particulars under the Registration of Business Names Act but the case was dismissed because there was no evidence that the Institute had been run for profit