Highlights

Below are recent events or news that we want to highlight to you, return again for updates.  If you have any information you think we should publicise here please contact us. More current news is also available on our Linkedin page.

2015 Plans

The Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee are in the process of confirming their plans for 2015. Carol Vorderman MBE has agreed to give the Amy Johnson Named Lecture on 9 July 2015 and more information on this will be released shortly (click here to register). The Committee are also planning a one day conference in Bristol in November which will explore the Green theme. More details will be available soon so please keep checking our website for updates. 

Career Mentoring Tops the Bill at the 2014 WAAC Annual Conference

Under the theme of 'Flying High in the Aerospace Industry', the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee hosted a special conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society on 21 November 2014 to inspire women to progress their careers in the industry. Seven motivating speakers shared their own experiences of mentoring or being mentored in their respective presentations which formally launched the Committee's new mentoring Scheme at the conference. 

Read the full conference report here.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Women in Aviation & Aerospace Committee (WAAC) was established in 2009 to encourage more youngwomen to consider aviation and aerospace as a worthwhile and exciting career. It also exists to provide support for women already working in all sectors of aviation and aerospace.

This website has been created to allow the WAAC to keep you informed and up to speed on all our activities and events.  Use the tab list on the left to visit our pages of information, press 'Women in Aviation' to return here.

Keep an eye on the Diary Dates page to make a note of upcoming events.  If you have an event you think might interest us please get in contact; details can be found on the Contact Us page.

To join the RAeS Women in Aviation and Aerospace Linkedin Group, please click on the link or e-mail conference@aerosociety.com 


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NEWS AND EVENTS

  • 22 Apr
    Branch Event

    AGM & Lecture – A Rummage in the Attic

    Do you have an interesting aviation artefact with a story to tell? For the Derby Branch AGM, in April 2015, we would like to call for speakers from within the Branch membership to take part in a special "Rummage in the Attic" lecture. The format for the evening, after the AGM business, will consist of four short (10-15 min) presentations by volunteer speakers who will display an aviation artefact to the audience and give a description of the artefact's history and their personal link to it

  • 22 Apr
    Branch Event

    Manchester Branch Mini-Lecture Competition

    22nd April 2015 (Please note change of date from that published earlier)THE RAES MANCHESTER BRANCH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND MINI LECTURE COMPETITION (Prize £100) 18.00 Wednesday 22nd April in Conference Room E5, Fourth Floor of the James Lighthill Building, ( formerly Paper Science Building) Sackville Street M1 3NJ University of Manchester . (for directions see below) The Mini Lecture will follow the Anual General Meeting at 18.30

  • 23 Apr
    HQ Lecture

    8 Ton Glider to Autorotating Helo in 12 Seconds

    Paul Edwards, AW609 Test Pilot, AgustaWestland discusses flight testing the AW609 Tiltrotor.

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