Professors in the Theater arena: 'vliegschaamte'

NEWS - 04 MARCH 2019


Flying to the sun for thirty Euros? Shame on you?!


We fly more and more and ever longer distances. At the same time, we know that flying is bad for the environment. 'Vliegschaamte' is a new word for the double feeling that you both like to fly and you realize that you are damaging the environment by doing it. For the time being, we are not too worried about it. The number of passenger kilometers is growing 4.5 to 5% per year and we are still opting for cheap price fighters.

In this edition of Professors in the Theater Arena we address the question: can we ever fly climate-friendly - and without shame? Also: we will present you with some tough dilemmas. After all, flying also brings prosperity, happiness and cooperation with other cultures.

Speakers (please note: this is a Dutch spoken event)

Vliegen we straks in een V? Het is tijd voor de Clear Sky Revolution


Prof.dr.Henri Werij is decaan van de faculteit Luchtvaart- en Ruimtevaarttechniek TU Delft. 

En hoe zit het met werkgerelateerd vliegen?


Prof.dr. Dorothea Hilhorst is hoogleraar Ontwikkelingshulp en Wederopbouw van het  International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus Universiteit.

Moderator: René M. Broeders


Professoren in de theaterarena is a collaboration between TU Delft and Theater de Veste. The programme is part of the Betabalie Delft.

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Vliegen verrijkt, maar teveel is schadelijk. Voor welke heikele dilemma’s staat u?


Dr. Udo Pesch, techniekfilosoof, faculteit Techniek, Bestuur en Management TU Delft

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Dear Members,

Thursday 07-06-2018 1at 3:00 HRS a GMA will take place to approve the new statutes. So during this meeting there will be a vote to approve the current concept statutes. I would like to invite you to be present at this meeting to cast your vote. Attached to this email you can find the new statutes and the agenda. We expect that the this GMA will not last longer than a maximum of 45 minutes.

Furthermore we would like to wish you the best of luck with your exams and we cherish the positive expectations to see you on Thursday!


Date:                    07-06-2018

Time:                   13:00 – 13:45

Location:             DEL1-85


1.              Opening

2.              Approval previous minutes

3.              Approval of agenda

4.              Announcements

5.              Statutes

6.              Evaluation End Party 

7.              AOB

8.              Questions before closure of meeting

9.              Closure

Winged regards,
The 51st Board

Dear members,

The last term of the academic year has started and the summer vacation is in sight. Unfortunately this means that we have to say goodbye to our board year of our beautiful association. This means we are looking for new board members for the upcoming 52 weeks of the association year 2018-2019.

As a board member you will be in charge of our association. This can be as a contact person for members, but also taking care of all the work behind the scenes. Hereby you can think of maintaining the member administrator, financial business of the association and guarding all the external contacts of the associations around us.

A board year consist of gaining a lot of experience and of course a lot of fun. Everyone can apply, whether you have been to all the activities or not.

You can apply until Tuesday the 8th of may 13:00. On Thursday the 19th of April the Next Gen Drink will take place from 16:00 till 18:00. During this drink a short presentation will be given about the life of different board members and more information about the different functions within the board. If you would like to apply please send your resumé, a short motivation and your 1st and 2nd choice for the function you would like to apply for to


The president is the face of the association and a point of contact for many. You will be in charge of the daily board of the association and you will be busy leading all the meetings. Also the president will take initiative, coordinates the board and will conduct other board business.

The secretary is supporting the president in all the meetings. The secretary is the writer of the board and thereby of the association. His or her task can be:

- writing letters and other documents in the name of the association
- Archiving received letters and guard transcripts of letters that have been send
- Report and write minutes of different meetings, such as a general member assembly (GMA) and board meetings. This task can be delegated to a registrar or minutes secretary
- Keeping track of the members list. Also this task her or she can delegate

The treasurer is busy with all the financial business of the association. He or she takes for example care of the budget and finding sponsorship for the association. Tasks of the treasurer are:

- Keeping track of the cash and manages the bank account
- Conduct and receive payments
- Keep record of the cashbook and the bankbook
- Writing the yearly financial report

The vice-president will be responsible for all the external contacts like KIVI, NVR, DAG, NAG and the NVvL. Also her or she will be responsible for the book sale. If the president is absent the vice-president will take over all the tasks of the president.


General Board Member
The General Board Member will take care of all the excursion during the year. He or she also will look for contacts within companies and is responsible for promotion and enrolment for all the excursions.

Bar Commissioner
The Bar Commissioner organises parties and drinks. The tasks of this commissioner can be broadened with organising separate activities like a paintball competition.

Commissioner International
The Commissioner International keeps busy to support all the international students at our association.

In addition to the functions mentioned above (except for the Bar Commissioner) you will be also a commissioner of one of the committees of V.S.V. Sipke Wynia. These are described on our website. For more information about the different committees please follow this link:


We are looking forward seeing you apply for the board!


With winged regards,


The 51st board of V.S.V. Sipke Wynia

Automation and composites, a lot has changed in 10 years’ time.


In less than 10 years the composite industry and Airborne as a company have changed quite a bit. The production process was primarily done by hand, and the products were “one-off’s” or limited to very small series. With a converted CNC winding bench Airborne slowly started the mechanically production of thermoplastic tubes. Composites were already used in high quality airplane parts but in the other industries like the automotive composites were primarily used in low quality products.

Nowadays Airborne Oil & Gas has a factory in IJmuiden were 3 computer controlled production lines produce high quality composites tubes. At the facility form Airborne at the Hague, 6 robots are lined up to produce various composites parts and they are currently setting up a production line that has the capability to produce 1.4 million thermoplastic parts each year.  Boeing and Airbus both have produced a “composite” plane and in the other industries you can find both high and low quality composites in various applications.

What is the influence of these changes over the last few years for a company like airborne and it’s (technical)employees, and what is the influence on the future employees that Airborne needs to grow as a company.


Date: 11-04-2018
Time: 14:00 till 18.00
Location: Auditorium Inholland Delft
Cost: Free



With Winged Regards,
The 51st Board of V.S.V. Sipke Wynia

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor airborne composites

Dear Members,

On Tuesday 31 October we planned our 2nd GMA. In the minutes from the last GMA you can read that our budget for this year still isn’t approved so therefore the main purpose for this GMA. The GMA will start at 14.30 hrs, the room will be DEL-1.34


1.              Opening

2.              Approval previous minutes

3.              Approval of agenda

4.              Announcements

5.              Account 2016-2017

6.              Budget 2017-2018

7.              AOB

8.              Questions before closure of meeting

9.              Closure

Every member is welcome and keep in mind that the meeting will be held in English.

Winged regards,
The 51st Board