Firstly, apologies from us all for our lack of post last week. We all had a very busy week at Magna Science Adventure Centre (work, not play… honest!) for the TRAM UK 2015, the Trends in Advanced Machining, Manufacturing and Materials conference, organised in part by us here at the AMRC with Boeing.
It was a fantastic couple of days with great speakers from all over the world, topped off with a Freddie Mercury tribute act, candy floss machine and a hog roast – what more could you want?! Ed managed to bag himself a ‘grow your own cress’ pot for his desk from one of the exhibitors and it’s now happily sprouting on his desk. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?
In other news, Chloe from the AMRC marketing team who was heading up the Whiffletree blog has sadly left us for new opportunities. We are sad to see her go, but to wish her all the best in her new adventure. We presented her with her very own leaving memento, fashioned from an actual piece of the Whiffletree!
Now back to the aeroplane… Due to the requirements of the customer, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of some modified parts. They should be with us next week, creating a flurry of activity at the ASTC as we remount the aeroplane back onto the Whiffletree by doing a second Big Flip! Once remounted, the ASTC will become a hive of activity as we restart the testing cycle from the beginning.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the blog, as we will have a lot to report over the coming weeks.