|The European Rotorcraft Forum held its 28th
annual meeting in Bristol from 17th to 20th September 2002. These meetings take place in
various countries in Europe including Russia. The first was held in Southampton, England
in 1975.The Forum discusses advances in research,
development, design, testing and operation of rotorcraft and aims to foster exchange of
Papers presented to the Forum in 2002 included:-
The All-Electric Rotorcraft -- Challenges and
Opportunity by A.Staple and A.Hancock of Westland Helicopters, UK.
A total of 98 papers were scheduled for presentation in the course of the 2002 Forum.
On 19th September 2002 a party of delegates and their
partners visited The Helicopter Museum for a buffet supper, a talk by the Chairman of the
Museum Trustees and a tour of the exhibits. Among the visitors was Veniamin Kasyanikov,
Deputy General Designer of the Kamov company in Russia, who was photographed beside
DDR-SPY, the Kamov Ka-26 whose restoration was nearing completion.
The next European Rotorcraft Forum, the 32nd, was held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, from 12th to 14th September 2006. Nadejda and Helena Mil presented a briefing on their father's notes and sketches for his first heavy-lift helicopter, the Mi-6.
|Kamov Ka-26 Restoration|