The Aerospace Symposium 2006 was held at the BAWA Club in Bristol and was well attended by delegates and exhibitors. The proceedings gave an insight into the state of the NDT industry now and where it appears to be going in the future. The papers were mixed, varying from purely technical
presentations to personal experiences of technology and its impact on the person concerned. The papers were of a good standard and no-one was driven to sleep, at least if they did it was without snoring too loudly! The two days were divided into four main sessions, these being 1. State of
the Industry; 2. The Next Step; 3. Changes in the Air; and 4. Quantum Leaps. There were also two plenary sessions on the second day for those able to attend; in fact these were well attended considering there was also a visit to the Concorde museum. This article is a summary of the salient
points made by each speaker, or at least the ones Dave Clarke remembered from the individual papers.