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Newsletter 20
Spring 2008
Updated on 22May2008
Contents
Editorial
AIAA Honours Dunsfold
Annual General Meeting
Book Review
Doctorate for John Farley
Dunsfold and Brookland Events
Eggheads
First Hunter
Flying Hawker Aircraft
Future of Naval Aviation
Hawk News
John Dale
Joint Strike Fighter News
Members
Museum for Dunsfold
Program
Remembering the P.1083
Sea Harrier News
V/Stol Award for Ralph Hooper

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Honorary Doctorate
For John Farley 
 
    Congratulations to John Farley who has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering by Kingston University. The Degree was conferred on John by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Scott, at a ceremony at the Barbican Centre on 31 January. John's earlier career will be familiar to Members. However, since retiring from test flying in 1999 (he flew 80 different types and was the first western test pilot to fly the Mig-29), he has participated at Lockheed Martin in the Joint Strike Fighter programme and runs the Schools Aerospace Challenge and the International Aerospace Summer School, both of which aim to motivate young people to take up careers in aeronautics and aviation.
V/Stol Award For Ralph Hooper

   The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics V/STOL Committee has selected Ralph Hooper to receive their prestigious FE Newbold award "For the conception and leadership of the design and development of the Hawker P.1127 and Harrier family of fixed-wing jet V/STOL combat aircraft.", to quote the citation.
    Ralph was nominated by Peter Curtis (BAES) with official support from Michael Pryce, Mike Hirschberg, Phillip Payne (BAES) and Mike Turner, and unofficial help in writing the nomination from your Editor. The award will be presented at the International Powered Lift Conference dinner at the RAF Museum in July. Peter Curtis is chairman of the Conference Technical Committee and will be master of ceremonies throughout the conference.
    The Association congratulates Ralph on his selection for this honour which, incidentally, was also given to Gordon Lewis, so now both aircraft and engine designers have been recognised.