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 have now announced their plans for 2015. Carol Vorderman MBE has agreed to give the Amy Johnson Named Lecture after it was postponed in July. The new date will be announced shortly. 

The Committee are also planning a one day conference in October which will explore the 'Sustainability Solutions: Technology and Diversity'. Click here to find out more and to register.  

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

  • 7 Sep
    HQ Lecture

    The Vickers Wellington

    This lecture will be delivered by Dr Steve Bond, who will be talking about the Vickers Wellington, the only RAF bomber to serve in its original role from the first day of the European war to the last, and to serve as such in every theatre of World War II in a wide variety of roles.

  • 7 Sep
    Branch Event

    RAF Air-to-Air Missiles- The First 30 Years

    Covers the 50s period when Fireflash was developed, together with Aberporth Range & LLanbedr airfield, goes in the 60s period with Lightning )Firestreak & Red Top), then to Phantom (Sparrow III & Sidewinder) (70s) and finishes with Skyflash (Tornado ADV)(80s). Also firing AAMs against Jindivik in Aberporth Range operating from Valley, and high-level firings against Stilletto high-speed tgts.

  • 10 Sep
    HQ Lecture

    Flight Test Lecture

    This lecture will be organised by the Flight Test Group. Further details will be available shortly.

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