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Lloyd Jenkinson

Lloyd Jenkinson joined Blackburn Aircraft as a trade apprentice, gaining an ONC and HND through night-school and block release. He left there to go to Cranfield University where he obtained a Diploma in aircraft design (DCAe) before completing an MSc. He subsequently obtained a PhD for work on aircraft optimisation methods at Loughborough University. He has worked for most of his professional life on aircraft project design in industry and at university. He has also acted as a consultant to industrial and government agencies. Lloyd has presented several technical papers on aircraft design at RAeS, AIAA and SAE conferences and journals. He is currently working as a engineering consultant, and as a part-time senior lecturer on final year aircraft design courses at Loughborough and Southampton Universities.

Paul Simpkin

Paul Simpkin started his career in 1945 as an apprentice with Airspeed (1934) Ltd and remained there until 1950 obtaining a Higher National Certificate in Aero. Engineering. After National Service with the RAF, he joined the Airspeed Division of De-Havilland as an aerodynamicist in 1952. In 1959 he joined Rolls-Royce as an Aircraft Performance Engineer before becoming head of the Engine and Aircraft Evaluation department in 1989. From 1969 until 1987, he also served on a number of different industry and ministry committees investigating various aspects of aeronautical engineering. He retired from Rolls Royce in 1994.

Darren Rhodes

Darren Rhodes graduated with an honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Loughborough University in 1993. Following this he continued at Loughborough completing his PhD specialising in aircraft design, performance and aircraft noise in 1998. Leaving Loughborough in 1997 he started work in the Department of Operational Research and Analysis (DORA) at National Air Traffic Services (NATS) where he is now a senior analyst/project manager.
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