Concorde 40 years on

Date:
Tuesday 15 May 2012, 7.00pm for 7.30pm (Light refreshments available from 7.00pm)

Venue:
Training Centre, Elwes Building, University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, GL50 2QF

Cost:
Free and open to all. No booking required.

Speaker:
Geoff Chapman, Assessor (CEng), Fellow (FBCS)

Description:

It was 40 years ago in 1971, I was appointed to the management post of Head of Data Handling, which covered the processing of all data recorded during Concorde’s test programme. The talk will cover the design of Concorde & Concordski, the instrumentation used to record the data and the computers used to process the results. The talk will end with an analysis of the Paris crash.