5th February – Lecture: Open Skies by Colin Froude & Derek Bendall

The RAeS Boscombe Down Branch invites you to attend the following Evening Lecture:
Open Skies by Colin Froude & Derek Bendall
5th February 2019

Synopsis

The Open Skies Treaty was signed in 1992 by 24 countries, with the first certification flight in 2002. This presentation looks back to the original certification flying and the subsequent missions in support of the UK Joint Arms Control Implementation Group. The UK team used Andover XS596 based at Boscombe Down and flown by Heavy Aircraft Test Sqn. Missions were flown over Russia, former eastern bloc countries and the UK on behalf of the UK Government as well as other signatory countries.


Biography

Colin Froude retired as a Sqn Ldr after 39 years in the RAF; a career that spanned flying tours on the C130-K, instructing on the Jet Provost, Jetstream and C-130K, as well as ground tours in MoD Flight Safety and Operational Requirements. The last years being spent as a Test and Evaluation pilot on Heavy Aircraft Test Sqn from 1999-2011 where he flew the BAC 1-11, C-130J and K and Andover as well as being the Sqn QFI and IRE on these aircraft. He was also responsible for overseeing Research and Development flying on modified BAC1-11 and Andover aircraft as well as flying Open Skies missions and Metrological Research flights

Colin Froude retired as a Sqn Ldr after 39 years in the RAF; a career that spanned flying tours on the C130-K, instructing on the Jet Provost, Jetstream and C-130K, as well as ground tours in MoD Flight Safety and Operational Requirements. The last years being spent as a Test and Evaluation pilot on Heavy Aircraft Test Sqn from 1999-2011 where he flew the BAC 1-11, C-130J and K and Andover as well as being the Sqn QFI and IRE on these aircraft. He was also responsible for overseeing Research and Development flying on modified BAC1-11 and Andover aircraft as well as flying Open Skies missions and Metrological Research flights

Derek Bendall served in the Royal Air Force from 1970 through to 2003 flying the C Mk1 Andover on four separate squadrons and roles, the C Mk1, W Mk2 & Mk3 C130 Hercules, the Dominie T1 and the Chieftain, retiring as a Squadron Leader. He spent the last eleven years of service based at MOD Boscombe Down, initially on Handling Squadron and finally on what became Heavy Aircraft Test Squadron. Certified to instruct on the Andover he was also the lead pilot on the Open Skies program from 1995 to 2003. He was involved from the initial proving of the camera and filter combination through to certification, the training of foreign Open Skies teams and flying operational missions
over ex-Warsaw Pact countries throughout Europe, Georgia, Ukraine and Russia.

Venue
Lecture Hall

MOD Boscombe Down
Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0JF
17:00 – Tea and Coffee available
17:15 – Lecture Starts

Are you pursuing CEng, IEng or EngTech status? Attendance at our lectures will help you meet your CPD requirements, and certificates of attendance will be provided!
Visitors Welcome – you do not need to be a member of the Branch, nor a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, to attend. For further details, visit the Branch website: www.boscombedownraes.org

External members or members without a security pass will need to declare their intention to attend this lecture through contacting us at boscombedown@aerosociety.com by Friday prior to the lecture.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.