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.
NEWS AND EVENTS
150th Anniversary Event
This years Young Person's Conference focuses on the theme of 'Management', it is about taking the next step in your career and starting to take on more responsibilities.
2016 sees the 150th celebrations of the formation of the Royal Aeronautical Society, for this reason the Young Persons Committee is delighted to host the biggest and most successful annual Young Persons Conference to date.
Ex employees of the DH, HS, BAe and Raytheon companies that operated from Hatfield are invited to a get together on the 35th anniversary day of the first flight of the 146 aircraft which is Britain's best selling jet airliner.