Quicksilver World Water Speed Record – Update….

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The Leeds Association of Engineers is proud to be one of the corporate sponsors of the Quicksilver World Water Speed Record Craft.                 Our associate Nigel Macknight, who is the principal of the project, has sent us an update on this exciting record attempt. The record is at present held by an Australian … Continue reading Quicksilver World Water Speed Record – Update….

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The Leeds Minster 150th Year Commemorative Plaque….

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The presentation of the Memorial Plaque produced to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Leeds Association of Engineers and its connection with St. Peter’s at Leeds (Leeds Parish Church) now known as Leeds Minster was made on Sunday 26th April 2015. The presentation was made by the President Andrew Kibler to Reverend Canon Charles Dobbin and one of the Churchwardens.   … Continue reading The Leeds Minster 150th Year Commemorative Plaque….

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Miniature Schneider Trophies…. by John Kelsall

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Leeds Association member John Kelsall has written an interesting and amusing report about producing ‘Miniature Schneider Trophies‘. It was originally sent to members of the committee of the Royal Aero Club of which John is a member. He sent a copy to our President, Barrie Yates, and with John’s permission we publish it here for your enjoyment…. Miniature Schneider Trophies … Continue reading Miniature Schneider Trophies…. by John Kelsall

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“New Horizons” – The Pluto Probe…..

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As ever with our wonderful media there has not been anywhere near enough about the New Horizons probe which reached Pluto recently, so here are a few key facts for you engineers to get your heads around… and get you ‘Googling’ !  Remember it was ‘engineers’ who made a massive contribution to this project…     New Horizons is an … Continue reading “New Horizons” – The Pluto Probe…..

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The Bugatti 100P “Blue Dream” Project…..

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When we think of Bugatti, we generally think of classic sportscars like the T13 and modern day supercars such as the all-conquering Veyron. However, back in the late 1930s, Ettore Bugatti also set out to build racing aircraft. In 1937 he began construction on a radical machine that had a swept-forward wing design, a twin-V tailplane, and twin contra-rotating propellers … Continue reading The Bugatti 100P “Blue Dream” Project…..

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150th Anniversary Presentation to Leeds Minster….

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This year the Leeds Association of Engineers celebrates its 150th anniversary since being formed in 1865. This post is to bring to your attention this very special event in our calendar. Click this link for further details:-   Commemorative Plaque A special Commemorative Memorial Plaque is to be unveiled at Leeds Minster, better known to most of us as Leeds Parish … Continue reading 150th Anniversary Presentation to Leeds Minster….

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Forthcoming Session of Lectures and Visits….

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Your President, Barrie Yates, sends greeting to members and hopes you have all had a good summer during this 150th anniversary year of the Leeds Association of Engineers. Click here to read Barrie’s message to members….   President’s Letter 2015 The 2015-2016 session of lectures and visits kicks off on 24th September with a talk by our very own John … Continue reading Forthcoming Session of Lectures and Visits….

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Report on the 2015 Golf Tournament…..

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GOLF 2015 Photographs of the prize-giving are to be found after the results and sponsor list……. Captain: Barrie Yates (President)           Hon. Secretary: Steve Stacey This year the event was held at Garforth G. C. The weather, golf course and hospitality were excellent. The Braime Trophy was initially played for in 1936, which was also held … Continue reading Report on the 2015 Golf Tournament…..

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