Spring Meeting:  25th February 2006, London.

Theme:  Promoting Safe Practice in Aviation and Medicine.

Venue:   The Royal College of General Practitioners, 14 Princes Gate, Hyde Park, London.

The meeting was followed by an Association Dinner.


Coffee & Registration
Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks Dr Stephen Gibson, President British Medical Pilots Association
Training – Parallels between Aviation and Surgery Mr Kevin Gibbin, Consultant ENT surgeon
Nose-wheel or landing skid – that is the question? Dr Tony Segal, Safety Committee British Gliding Association
Questions and discussion
Buffet Lunch
What if it all goes wrong? Mr David Miller, Deputy Chief Inspector of Air Accidents, AAIB.
Fostering Flight Safety in the RAF – Human Performance. Sqd. Ldr. Rich Hoskison, Safety Officer Air Defence at the RAF Aviation Safety Group
Aviation Dentistry and Forensic Identification in Aviation Disasters. Wing Commander Andrew J Gibbons, Oral Surgeon, Peterborough Hospital.
BMPA Dinner, The Long Room, (Lounge suits)

Summer Meeting:  July, Shenington.

The annual festival of fun, flying gliders and food.

Autumn Meeting:  1st-3rd September 2006, Cranfield.

Cranfield University Management Development Conference Centre
Arrivals by air: Cranfield Airfield, Bedfordshire.

Registration, refreshments.
Buffet meal followed by “Welcome to Cranfield University”, Professor Clifford Friend, Deputy Vice Chancellor and head of Cranfield Postgraduate Medical School. (also a pilot)
Presentation Professor Helen Muir, with visit to A380 escape simulator.
Refreshments at Centre and collect packed lunches
Coach leaves for Millbrook Vehicle Proving Ground
Millbrook coach tour with guide. Millbrook provides almost every test and validation service for the development and certification of cars, components and commercial vehicles. Hear how this is done and see where.
Bletchley Park wartime code-breaking centre and tour Guide arranged but audio self guide also available. Refreshments etc are available. See +website.
Coach back to Centre.
Gala dinner with guests from our speakers and their spouses
Breakfast and collect packed lunches.
“Airships and Cardington” Group Captain Peter Garth (Airship Heritage Trust).  Cardington started manufacturing airships in 1916 and the huge hangars and aerial Danger Area near Cranfield remain.  The story of the rigid British airship is told culminating with the two giants, HMAS R100 and R101. The use of the airship today is discussed.
Refreshments Vacate rooms and end of the formal BMPA meeting then Cars and Aircraft depart for the 21 mile trip to Old Warden: “Shuttleworth Pageant” of Vehicles starts 1.30pm and Aircraft Flying display at 2pm.