A Learned and Professional Society

The guiding principles of the Royal Aeronautical Society are embodied in this extract from the Society’s Royal Charter: “The objects and purposes are the general advancement of aeronautical Art, Science and Engineering and for promoting that species of knowledge which distinguishes the profession of Aeronautics (which expression includes Astronautics)”.

As the world’s only professional body dedicated to the aerospace community, it exists to further the advancement of aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world.

Established in 1866, the Society has been at the forefront of developments in aerospace ever since, seeking to:

•    Promote the highest professional standards in all aerospace disciplines
•    Provide specialist information & act as a central forum for the exchange of ideas
•    Play a leading role in influencing opinion on aerospace matters

Her Majesty The Queen is the Society's Patron.

RAeS Handbook

The Society produces a Handbook each year which provides an excellent overview of the Society and work it does as well as listing the Society's Corporate Partners and Accredited Courses and Company Schemes. The current version of the Handbook can be downloded here.

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