Welcome to the RAeS Flight Operations Group

The Flight Operations Group represents the views and interests of those involved in all aspects of flight operations, and the committee includes commercial, private and glider pilots, flight engineers, air traffic controllers, cabin crew and managers.

The Group has a programme of visits to manufacturers, airfields and museums, and arranges conferences either alone or in conjunction with other specialist groups within the Society, or with other organisations such as The Honourable Company of Air Pilots.

The committee provides expertise to assist the Society in the formation of policies pertinent to flight operations.

In This Section

  • Events

    Details on forthcoming Flight Operations Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

  • Committee

    Meet the people who drive the RAeS Flight Operations Group’s activities

  • Contact Us

    Want to get in touch or join the RAeS Flight Operations Mailing List?

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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

    A400M Entry to RAF Service: Positive rate, gear-up

    The introduction of the A400M to RAF Service will be the focus of this Flight Test Group lecture.

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