Historic Recordings – National Aerospace Library

The latest batch of historic recordings from the National Aerospace Library’s archives – a real ‘Who’s Who’ of aviation personalities and historical subjects –  has just been released via the Royal Aeronautical Society’s SoundCloud site (just click on the arrow button to ‘Play’)

They include a detailed review of the V-Bomber force in a 2002 lecture by Andrew Brookes, a review of the advanced post-war VTOL aircraft research undertaken at Dornier in a 1965 lecture by Silvius Dornier and a 1934 recording of Sir Richard Glazebrook, the first Director of the National Physical Laboratory ad the first Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics when it was formed by Lord Haldane in April 1909, who recalls his other major contributions in the field of electricity and it standardisation.

In addition to the prominent ‘Classic Lecture’ series of recordings, please find below interviews available so far (including interviews with Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield,  Handel Davies, Al White, Bill Humble, Pete Knight, Dick Johnson, Philip Lucas, Peter Bugge, Col. Emil ‘Ted’ Sturmthal, Harald Penrose, John Morton, D. P. Davies, Jeffrey Quill, John Cunningham and Sir Barnes Wallis)

The intention of the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive project is to create a historically significant oral history archive which makes the voices of the past (pilots, engineers, scientists etc.) ‘alive’ once more to inspire and inform current and future generations and the sound archive has attracted a number of favourable comments / interest via social media

Please note that  if these recordings or extracts from these recordings are to be reproduced  in any  way  (book,  journal  article,  web-site etc.), acknowledgement should  be  made to  the ‘Royal  Aeronautical  Society  (National Aerospace Library)’  as being  the source of  the original.


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