60th anniversary lecture, including archive film
Monday 27th November, 7.45pm
Speaker David Gibbings, who worked on Rotodyne
Tickets £10 from Maidenhead Heritage Centre
For Tickets call: 01628 780555
November is the 60th anniversary of the maiden flight at White Waltham of the revolutionary Rotodyne, the world's first vertical takeoff airliner. This special anniversary lecture tells the story of Rotodyne from its conception through the flight test programme (including route proving to Paris and Brussels) to the disappointment of its cancellation in 1962. David Gibbings will also look at VTOL projects since the trail-blazing Rotodyne - which was definitely ahead of its time.