The world's only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of aerospace ever since.


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  • RAeS 150th anniversary

    2016 brings our 150th anniversary.  We are marking this milestone by looking back 150 years and forward up to 50 years with a programme of activities that aims to celebrate our innovative aerospace history and stimulate ideas for future achievements.

  • national aerospace library

    The National Aerospace Library is one of the world's most extensive libraries devoted to the development of aeronautics, aviation and aerospace technology.  Based in Farnborough, we neighbour the Farnborough Airshow site and next door to the ...

  • No4 Hamilton Place

    An Extraordinary Venue at the home of the Royal Aeronautical Society Home to the Royal Aeronautical Society No.4 Hamilton Place offers a choice of versatile rooms that can accommodate 1-250 guests. The venue’s event spaces include a stunning ...

  • corporate partners

    The Royal Aeronautical Society’s unique ability to stimulate discussion and exchange of ideas within the aerospace and aviation sectors is unparalleled and its influence worldwide is becoming increasingly important. Over 200 organisations ...

  • honours, medals & awards

    "The most prestigious and long-standing awards in global aerospace honouring achievement, innovation and excellence”. The Society awards Honours, Medals and Specialist Awards to both individuals and teams. The Specialist Awards are intended ...

  • Member Services & Discounts

    The Society has partnered with the following businesses to offer exclusive services and discounts to Society members.   Wexas Travel offers RAeS members FREE White membership to meet all your travel needs  For over 40 ...

  • Specialist Groups

    The Royal Aeronautical Society has a range of Specialist Interest Groups, covering all aspects of the aerospace world, serving the interests of enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Sharing Knowledge Across The ...


  • 26 Nov
    Branch Event

    The e-Go Story

    The development of a remarkably light single seat Wankel engined aircraft at the cutting edge of design and material innovation.The lecture covers the development of a remarkably light single seat wankel engined aircraft at the cutting edge of design and material innovation.

  • 30 Nov
    HQ Lecture

    Young Persons' Lecture & Awards Evening

    The 2015 Young Persons' Lecture will be delivered by Dr Gemma Attrill, Principal Scientist, Support to Operations and National Security Team, dstl. She will outline what space weather is and why we should care about it.

  • 1 Dec

    Human Spaceflight

    This conference will provide an opportunity to respond to the publication of a UK Government policy paper on human spaceflight ahead of Briton Tim Peake going into space in December.

  • 1 Dec
    Branch Event

    The Bee-Plane concept: a medium-haul aircraft with detachable fuselage

    Paris Branch

  • 2 Dec

    Education and Skills Conference 2015

    The issues of addressing skills needs for the aerospace, defence, aviation and space industry remain pertinent. A number of positive outcomes are being achieved by organisations in the UK and beyond. The Society's third Education and Skills Conference will showcase some of the most successful and examine what barriers still remain to achieving the right skills for the industry and how these can be overcome.



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