We offer a range of memberships to suit you.
mycareerpath is the online professional development tool for members to track their evidence of continuing professional development.
We produce 3 publications, covering all aspects of aeronautics and aerospace. Click to browse latest editions.
The world's only learned society dedicated to the entire aerospace community
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.
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.
This lecture will be organised by the Flight Test Group. Further details will be available shortly.
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Group Captain Jock Heron. The story of a 33 year career in the RAF and 11 years with Rolls Royce. Subsequently Jock has been involved in aviation heritage.
An update by the FAA Administrator on US aviation strategic goals and transatlantic partnerships.
Toulouse Branch Lecture - Subject and Speaker to be advised
How are manufacturers modifying their processes in order to produce new products in a shorter timescale and at lower cost? How are certification authorities changing their requirements to meet the new technologies and reduced timescales?
Non-branch members are welcome. Please contact the Branch Secretary prior to the lecture.
Wings Over Thurleigh - Flight research at the Royal Aircraft Establishment Bedford: 1952 – 2001
Gordon Rigg, Hang Gliding Champion, will be speaking to us about Hang Gliding.
The 2015 conference, will firstly consider the dynamic of the situation that we face as an industry and then evaluate how the role of ‘instructor’ can be encouraged proactively such that we have sufficient talent from which to select the best instructors with the right skills to enable the supply of new pilots to meet the anticipated demand.
This lecture honours Capt Ray Jones, one of the Flight Simulation Groups founding members and celebrates his contribution to the development of the group, the advancement in the art and science of flight simulation and in particular application in the training of civil airline pilots.
This Air Law Group Seminar will consider the impact of the admissibility of air accident reports (i.e. those of statutory investigators such as the AAIB) in court proceedings upon future air accident investigation, including in light of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Rogers v. Hoyle.
A journey through the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford's recovering and preservation of a Do17Z aircraft
This lecture, organised by the Aerospace Medicine Group, will be delivered by Dr Helen Hoar, Senior First Officer, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd and CAA/FAA Aviation Medical Examiner.
The 2015 President's Conference will enable those involved in all aspects of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to consider the latest applications, regulatory challenges and the technical challenges facing the entire RPAS field.
What progress has the MOD made towards becoming a truly 'intelligent customer', and what are the next steps?
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Craig Clarke. The story of Clydespace, Scotland’s ‘small’ satellite manufacture.
To celebrate the centenary of the appointment of the UK’s first professional air safety investigator, the AAIB is planning a one-day conference to consider 'what's next' for air accident investiagtion.
Non-branch members are welcome. Please contact the Branch Secretary prior to the lecture.
Flying & Displaying Historic Vintage Aircraft
This event will discuss the current capabilities of wind tunnel facilities and how these could and should evolve and develop to meet the demands and requirements of future programmes.
The Young Researcher Competition is aimed at students as an excellent experiential learning opportunity to share their research with their peers and the aviation community at Aerodays 2015.
Toulouse Branch joint lecture with 3AF “Space Tourism – Rocketing to New Heights”
The Cierva Lecture is named after Juan de la Cierva, FRAeS, an aeronautical engineer who pioneered rotary flight. In 1926 with the backing of the Weir brothers he formed the Cierva Autogiro Company and it was his development of rotor blade design and articulated rotor blades, which played a major role in the first successful helicopter in 1936.
The Life and Times of the Harrier
This event will bring together the atmospheric science and civil aircraft operating communities to consider the prospects for reducing the climate impact of contrail-cirrus by re-routing air traffic to avoid the localised regions of cold moist air in which persistent contrails form.
The Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies explore a variety of air power related topics ranging from historical themes to contemporary issues. The lectures will be delivered by new and established scholars in the field of air power studies. These lectures are held in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society and in partnership with the RAF Museum.
An update on the SDSR by the Minister for Defence Procurement.
This lecture will be given by Professor Keith Hayward. Details about this lecture will be posted nearer the time of the event.
Join the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee for their annual conference and the launch of their Mentoring Scheme.
A study to compare and contrast the main WW2 fighters to ascertain into how various nations enjoyed success (or not) in fighter combat. Particular focus will be on the huge scores amassed by the Luftwaffe 'experten' compared to other nations’ aces.
The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. The 2015 Brabazon Lecture will be delivered by Etihad Airways CEO, James Hogan FRAeS.
The Royal Aeronautical Society's recruitment fairs bring together the Society's close industry and educational partnerships with motivated individuals seeking a career in aerospace or aviation, providing a unique opportunity for recruiters, training providers and individuals to meet at the only UK careers fairs dedicated to the aerospace and aviation community.
Prestwick Branch joint Lecture with West of Scotland IMechE.
Speaker - Richard Gardiner. An overview of a hundred years of aviation at Farnborough.
This conference will jointly be held by the Flight Simulation Group and the Young Persons Committee and will be a 2 day conference on 11-12 November.
The programme will be available shortly.
Join us for the 2015 Aerospace & Aviation Book Fair. There will be a wide selection of new and secondhand books on sale from a fantastic range of industry publishers. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
This year's General Aviation Conference will follow on from the successful theme of 2014. A full programme will follow shortly.
This lecture will be organised by the Flight Test Group. Further details will follow shortly.
With the focused nature of recent conflicts, the requirements for a full capability spectrum is questionable. Are there different constructs between weapons and platforms that can give greater utility from a fixed defence budget?
The Human Factors Group will be holding a 2 day conference entitled 'Predicting the Fatal Flaw: Can We Do Things Differently in Aviation Safety?' on 26-27 November at Virgin Atlantic Training Centre in Crawley. More details will be made available shortly.
The development of a remarkably light single seat Wankel engined aircraft at the cutting edge of design and material innovation.
The 2015 Young Persons' Lecture and Awards Evening is free for anyone to attend whether they are a member or not, young or old. More details will follow shortly.
The 2015 Aero ‘Pub’ Quiz is the perfect opportunity to relax and have a laugh with friends and colleagues, whilst showing off your general and aero knowledge! Start recruiting your team or come as an individual - no need to be a member, everyone is welcome!
A study into the ethics associated with 'unmanned aircraft' operations - more commonly know as 'drones'.
The Wilbur and Orville Wright Lecture was established to honour the successful and experienced mechanical engineers who completed the first successful controlled powered flight on 17 December 1903. The 2015 Lecture will be delivered by Nigel Whitehead FREng FRAeS CEng, Group Managing Director - Programmes and Support, BAE Systems plc.
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Paul Catanach. Memories of Australian Bush Flying.
Warton Flight Operations in the 1970s
The Black Tie Debate will be the opening event in the Royal Aeronautical Society's 150th anniversary celebrations.
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - Martin Payne. The presentation will cover the test programme for the A400M with emphasis on the design and structural testing of the A400M FTB modification.
Toulouse Branch 24th Annual Gordon Corps Lecture - Subject & Speaker on Theme of Flight Test to be advised
On Thursday January 21st 2016, it will be the 40th anniversary of the inauguration of commercial supersonic travel with the first commercial Concorde flight by British Airways from London and Air France from Paris. The Society will mark this occasion by hosting a one day event. More details will follow shortly.
How to Investigate an Air Accident
Prestwick Branch Lecture. Speaker - David Stewart. The design and development of the Airlander, the largest , most innovative and greenest aircraft in the world.
The University of Lincoln research project in Autonomous Vehicles. (Whittle Lecture with local IMechE and IET participation.)
Toulouse Branch Lecture - Rolls-Royce Mini-Lecture Competition and Speaker from Rolls-Royce.
The Vulcan B.Mk 2 from a Different Angle
The 2016 Air Transport Conference will take place on 23rd and 24th February. Please re-visit this page for further details on this event
Joint Lecture with the East Midlands Branch of the RIN (Anderson Memorial Lecture).
The 2016 Aerospace Medicine Symposium will take place on Tuesday 8th March. Please re-visit this page for further details on this event.
Prestwick Branch Named Lecture - David Fowler McIntyre. Speaker - Eric Moody. The story of the “Jakarta incident” on 24 th June 1982 told by the captain of the flight.
The J D North Lecture - subject TBA
Prestwick Branch AGM and Lecture. Speaker - to be advised. The story behind Scotland’s only charity air ambulance.
The Design of Small Rocket Engines
Save the Date: The Rotorcraft group will be holding this conference on 26-27 April 2016 and it will be the second in the series of 'Automation & Offshore Operations' conferences held by the group.
Toulouse Branch Lecture - 9th Annual ADS Lecture - Subject and Speaker to be advised
A gala banquet in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society
A Gala Banquet in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
A Life in Aviation
(Note: The lecture is preceded by the Branch AGM at 18:15)
The Challenger Space Shuttle Accident - An account of the 1986 accident and the culture within NASA that contributed to it.
Annual Informal Dinner - Château de Larroque, Gimont, 45 km West of Toulouse. www.ChateauLarroque.fr. 3 course dinner for 45 euro including wine. Tickets paid at the door are entered into a raffle/tombola.
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s 2016 Applied Aerodynamics conference will be held the week after the Farnborough International Air Show and follows on from a number of successful events in this series which take place biennally.
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s 5th Aircraft Structural Design Conference, undertaken with the support of the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), will address the challenges facing the designers of the next generation aircraft.
Please re-visit the website at a later date to find out more about the 2016 Greener by Design conference.
Supporting Life-Cycle Engineering through Design and Development, Test and Certification and Operations.
FULL CALENDAR VIEW