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POSTPONED: Friday Morning Talks: ‘On a ‘Wing’ and a Prayer: The British Imperial Airship Scheme 1924-30’
June 19, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
We are sorry to announce that due to the current outbreak of coronavirus, the Museum is now closed and this talk has been postponed. We hope to arrange a new date for the talk with the speaker and will update the website in due course.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Join us for another fascinating Friday Morning Talk, by Rudi Newman.
An iconic form of inter-war aviation, the airship dream famously met its end with the 1937 Hindenburg Disaster. However, less known is a revolutionary British programme based in Bedfordshire that intended to connect the farthest reaches of the Empire with a fleet of luxurious craft. Building two airships, R100 and R101, the triumphs and tribulations of their development are presented, ultimately ending in one of the worst disasters to befall the British aeronautical industry.
By Rudi Newman