Name: Ian Overington
Status: Retired (1990) from
Sowerby Research Centre,
British Aerospace PLC,
Bristol BS12 7QW.
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Electrical Eng.),
Leeds University, 1952.
Societies: Past Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.
Member of the Institute of Physics.
Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Member of Committees of Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE) from 1980 to 1990.
On graduation in 1952, Ian Overington joined the then Bristol Aeroplane Company
(later to be merged with other aircraft companies to become British Aircraft Corporation
and eventually British Aerospace PLC) as a member of the Guided Weapons Research
and Development Team. In the late 1950's he became responsible for scientific
application of cine photography, particularly as applied to in-flight recording of missile
behaviour and spatio-temporal photometry.
In the early 1960's the foregoing led to studies of naked eye air-to-ground visual