Welcome to the RAeS UAS Specialist Group

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Specialist Group focuses on all aspects of unmanned aviation across industry, academia, and government.

A UAS is an unmanned aircraft system - an aircraft that has no pilot on-board but which is remotely piloted. UAS can be manually controlled aircraft, operated through pre-programmed flight plans, or operated by more complex automated systems involving on-board sensors and/or processed data.

UAS are used by the military but are increasingly being used by civil operators for civil operations including aerial photography, surveying and inspection, as well as in support of emergency services and disaster management teams.

The UAS Specialist Group holds an annual conference and regular workshops. Further details are provided on our Events page.

The Civil Aviation Authority provide guidance on flying drones and unmanned aircraft. Full details and guidance can be found via the CAA website

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NEWS AND EVENTS

  • 5 Jul
    Named Lecture

    Gerhard Sedlmayr Named Lecture 2016

    Hamburg Branch Named Lecture. Established to commemorate the memory of Gerhard Sedlmayr, a pioneering aviator who dedicated his life to improving safety equipment for aircraft. The company which he founded in Berlin in 1919 as "Autoflug - Spezialhaus für das Automobil- und Luftfahrtwesen, Gerhard Sedlmayr" is still today as Autoflug GmbH involved in the design and manufacture of safety equipment.

  • 6 Jul
    Conference

    The Automated Rotorcraft

    The Rotorcraft group will be holding this conference on 6th - 7th July 2016 and it look at the challenges and solutions of The Automated Rotorcraft. Registration is currently open.

  • 8 Jul
    Branch Event

    150th Anniversary Reception

    To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the Governor General of Australia and the RAeS Australian Division are hosting a reception at Admiralty House in Sydney.

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