Public Lecture on LTA in North Somerset Council, UK
Charles Luffman form LTA Solutions who is a regular contributer to the blog is holding a public lecture on "Lighter-than-air (LTA) Aircraft Technology" at the The Campus Library in Weston-super-Mare,UK on Tuesday 8 April 2008 at: 19:00 (7 pm). You can see the full invitation below. Also follow this link for driving directions through Google Maps. Let us know if you want to attend and we will make sure that you are kept up to date on any changes that might occur.
Read this doc on Scribd: Lighter-than-air (LTA) Aircraft Technology Lighter-than-air (LTA) Aircraft Technology Charles R Luffman, Aeronautical Engineer, Specialist in LTA Structures, LTA Solutions Limited. LTA technology, largely overlooked these days, covers those giant aircraft that primarily use aerostatic lift (buoyancy) to remain airborne instead of aerodynamic lift, as used by aeroplanes and helicopters. The vehicle types involved include: • • • • Airships and Dirigible Balloon Systems – Rigid, Semi-rigid and Non-rigid (Blimps) Free balloons Tethered aerostats (Barrage Balloons, Joy Ride systems, Mobile Platforms, High Reach) Hybrids – Liftin