Aerial Archaeology Research Group

Aerial Archaeological Training Week Poland 1998

Official course statistics

46 participants from 14 countries: (23 students; 15 tutors, pilots and guest lecturers; 8 staff)

28 Polish
1 Russian
2 German
1 Romanian
2 Czech
1 Slovenian
2 Lithuanian
1 Austrian
1 Estonian
6 combined British (3 English, 1 Scottish,1 Welsh, 1 mid-Atlantic)
1 Latvian


Aircraft time:
Pilot Sorties Hours
Otto Braasch 23 33 hrs 19
Tomas Janicek 16 19 hrs 05
Micolai Zdun (Wilga) 6 10 hrs 05
Total 45 62 hrs 29


Total student air time 138 hrs 15
Total films 108
Total frames 3888


Approximately 160m of film was exposed - according to our calculations, this is equivalent to three times the length of the long water-chute at the Hotel Akwawit, Leszno (although to the best of our knowledge this comparison was not experimentally verified by the early-morning swimmers).


Students with most air time:
Male: Jacek Nowakowski (5 flights - 7 hrs 17)
Female: Agnieszka Martyniuk (4 flights - 5 hrs 44)

1998-07-03–1998-07-10 LocationLeszno / Poland

AARG Meeting York 1998


Date: 10-12th September 1998
Place: College of Ripon and York St. John, York.

This year's meeting takes place in York, host city to the Arts Council UK Year of Photography and the Electronic Image. In addition to the standard AARG meeting and field trip (a day's visit to the Yorkshire Dales), this year's conference will incorporate a public dayschool on Saturday 12th September. Its title will be:



Archaeological aerial photography past, present, future

The Aerial Archaeology Research Group presents a day of talks, demonstrations and displays, covering the history and development of the study of the past using aerial photography.

Saturday 12 September 1998 10.00 - 16.00

Temple Hall, College of Ripon and York St John

Images of history
10.00-10.45 Bob Bewley - From Military to Civilian: a brief history of aerial archaeology
10.45-11.30 Gordon Maxwell - Impulse of Delight: aerial enlightenment and archaeology in Scotland
11.30-12.00 Chris Going - Historic aerial photographs from WWII
12.00-13.30 - Lunch - Free time for viewing exhibitions and demonstrations

Images of the future
13.30-13.50 Michael Doneus - mapping using GIS and landscape modelling

Images of Yorkshire
13.50-14.10 Graham Lee - From There to Here : moving on from the aerial evidence
14.10-14.30 Rob White - Aerial survey and mapping for landscape management in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
14.30-15.00 Cathy Stoertz - Glimpses of Ancient Landscapes: the Yorkshire Wolds
15.00-15.20 Pete Horne/Dave MacLeod - Flying backwards around Yorkshire

Flying backwards around the world...
15.20-16.00 A slide show of stunning images based on the best of international aerial archaeology
16.00 - 16.30 - Tea - and final viewing time

1998-09-10–1998-09-13 LocationCollege of Ripon and York St. John, York.