3.4.7 7th Symposium, Amsterdam (May 9-11, 1994)
The seventh Annual Symposium of
the European Chapter was held at
the "birth place" of the Chapter,
Amsterdam, at the very impressive
Aerospace Museum, the Aviodome,
jointly hosted by Fokker, NLR and
the Technical University of Delft.
More than 90 participants from 6
countries were registered and took
part in the briefings, which covered
fields as wide apart as how to make
a Fokker 70 Prototype in 6 months
and Flight Testing of Electronic
Systems in Fighter Aircraft.
During the symposium a draft copy of the brochure detailing the history of the
European Chapter was handed out to all participants. The first copies were formally
presented to members of the first board, President and "founder" Wim Dijkshoorn,
Treasurer Erwin Reil and Vice President Gösta Niss.
The second day ended with a reception and symposium dinner in the Fokker sales
centre. A very spirited speech was given by Professor Abbink, NLR Technical Director,
who talked about the history of flight test instrumentation in the Netherlands.
The third day was devoted to technical tours, where visits were made, both to the
Fokker aircraft factory assembly lines and flight test facilities at Schiphol-East, to the
ground test facilities of the National Aerospace Laboratory and to the German-Dutch
9 by 9m wind tunnel in Emmeloord.
The spouses were also very well cared for
with a programme that included the
opportunity to go to the very famous
garden, Keukenhof, with all the tulips
and roses in bloom. The responsible
quartet, Jan van Twisk from Fokker, Eric
Krusysen from Delft University, Sam
Storm van Leeuwen and Piet Kluit from
NLR were much appreciated for the
Symposium's attendees visiting FOKKER