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British Aviation Preservation Council

Stopping the Rot

A series of seminars and conferences have been organised to discuss aviation preservation issues and provide practical advise. All conference papers are published and provided, free of charge, to all BAPC Member Organisations. Additional copies, and copies of past papers, are available from the Secretary at a modest price.

Future Conferences (for dates, see Diary)

Past Conferences

  • Stopping the Rot 1 - [1990]
    • Approaches to Conservation - Dr R Price
    • Preventative Conservation : An Outline of Good Practice - RE Child
    • Measuring and Controlling the Museum Environment - G Porter
    • Aviation Materials and their Differing Conservation Requirements - L Fitzgerald
    • Open Air Storage of Aircraft : Preventative Conservation Measures - L Woodgate
    • Handling and Transporting Aircraft & Aviation Collections - C Chippington
    • Appendix A : Suppliers of Equipment for Measuring and Regulating Temperature, Humidity & Light
    • Appendix B : Area Museum Services
    • Appendix C : Materials used in Corrosion Control
    • Appendix D : Maintaining Aircraft Outdoors - R Mikesh
  • Stopping the Rot 2 - [1992]
    • How Far to Go ? Guidelines for Conservation Treatments - A Hayward
    • Paperwork Aspects of Restoring Historic Aircraft to Flying Condition - D Melton
    • Documentation of Aircraft Restoration Projects at the RAF Museum - D Lawrence
    • Case Studies of Aircraft Restoration Projects at Duxford - C Chippington
  • Stopping the Rot 3 - [1993]
    • Documentation and Cataloguing - G Kilminster
    • Collections Security - P Osbourne
  • Stopping the Rot 4 - [1994]
    • Dehumidification for Storage and Preservation of Aircraft - J Brunnock
    • Aircraft Fabrics - P Waterhouse
    • Aircraft Wheels and Tyres - C Chippington
    • Aircraft Undercarriage Oleos - B James
    • Ejection Seats - M Cameron
    • Flight Testing of Historic Aircraft - S Southwood
  • Stopping the Rot 5 - [1995]
    • Aircraft Weapons & Explosive Systems Hazards - J Duncan
    • Care and Conservation of Documents & Photographs - P Elliott
    • Preservation of Buildings - J Temple
    • Preserving Large Airframes - J Quinlisk
    • Preserving the B52 : A Case Study - C Chippington
    • Occupational Safety : The Law - D Sims Baker
  • Stopping the Rot 6 - [1996]
    • Getting into Bed with the Professionals - N Forder
    • Doing the right thing - The Ethics of Conservation - S Cane & N Forder
    • Grounded for a Foreseeable Future - C Capel
    • Standards for UK Museums - P Winsor
    • Professional Museum Support Services - How they might be able to help You! - F Read
    • Caring for Textiles - M Brooks
    • Everyone Wanted a Vulcan - Preserving XM603 : A Proud Heritage - J Walker & B Pogson
    • Restoring an Avro Nineteen (Anson) to Fly - M Taylor & P Teagle
    • Aircraft Finishing on a Budget
  • Stopping the Rot 7 - [2003]
    • Historic Aviation Sites and Buildings
    • The Gatwick Beehive - A White
    • Duxford - S Woolford
    • Brooklands - J Temple
    • Asbestos & Related Problems - G Stokes
    • The Graham White Hangar - D Keen
    • Croydon Airport - P Skinner
  • Stopping the Rot 8 - [2005] at Warton (theme = "Volunteers")
    • History of Warton - Brian Tomlinson
    • The Work of the BAE Systems North West Heritage Group - Brian Tomlinson
    • The Lightning Restoration at Warton - Ken Hillman
    • Volunteer Experience at the Midland Air Museum - Barry James
    • The Duxford Experience - Chris Knapp
    • The BAPC Training Initiative - Chris Knapp
    • The reminisces of Test Pilot - Bill Ovell
  • Stopping the Rot 9 (2006) RAF Leuchars
    • Aviation Preservation in Scotland : An Overview J Don Storer
    • Conserving the National Museums of Scotland’s Museum of Flight Collections Thilo Burgel
    • Preserving, Developing and Interpreting Britain’s Oldest Military Airfield Montrose Air Station Museum - Forbes Inglis
    • Preserving & Interpreting Radar, Radio & Avionic Equipment in Aviation Collections - David Mackenzie
    • 111 Sqn “Ace” , Captain Austin Lloyd Fleming MC -Wing Commander Kelvin Truss
  • Stopping The Rot 10 (2008) RAF Museum Hendon
    • Creating a Replica of Cody’s First Aircraft - David Wilson
    • MoD Disposals - John Delaney
    • The Cosford Apprentice Scheme - Peter Dye, Tim Wallis and Apprentices
    • The Challenges Ahead - Graham Mottram
    • The Manchester Roe Triplane Project - Mike Taylor
    • The Friends of the RAF Museum - Brian Collins
    • Hangar Flying and the Belgian Aviation Database - Frans Van Humbeek
  • Stopping The Rot 11 (2010) Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton,
    • Education, Education -  Susan Lammin
    • Corsair KD431, The Time Capsule Fighter - David Morris
    • Anti-Corrosion Treatments for Aircraft - John Terry
    • What future for Aviation Museums in Britain? - Peter Dye
    • Relocation, Relocation - Peter Davison
    • Hostile Skies. A Sea Harrier Pilot’s Falklands War - David Morgan, DSC.
  • Stopping The Rot 12 (2012) Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester
  • Supplemental Papers - [1997-2003]
    • Tyre Filling at Newark Air Museum - H Heeley
    • Conservation of Films and Slides - PW Dance
    • Aviation Society & Aviation Museum Liability Insurance - P Amos
    • Museum Registration - Necessity or Nightmare? - H Heeley
    • Resource/Science Museum PRISM Fund - C Halcrow
    • Should your organisation produce a newsletter ? - K Eagles
    • The Restoration of Tyres : Notes on the Restoration of the Tyres of an   Ansaldo Balilla - F Frascaroli
    • Airspeed Part Numbers : Identifying Airspeed Oxford Parts - M Evans