As the world’s only professional body dedicated to the aerospace community, we exist 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, seeking to promote the highest professional standards and provide a central forum for sharing knowledge.
The President of the Society provides leadership of the Council and of the Society in pursuit of its Objectives. The President for 2016-2017 is Prof Chris Atkin CEng FRAeS.
The Royal Aeronautical Society was formed in 1866 so it celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016. Find out how the RAeS supported the pioneers of flight.
Information regarding the governance of the RAeS, including its annual reports, AGMs and SGMs, disciplinary regulations and memoranda of understanding.
Information about our fundraising efforts that support the Society's charitable activities, including how to get involved individually, through employers or with legacies.