Delivering the Dream - RAeS commemorative book

A commemorative book has been produced to celebrate the aeronautical innovation and progress that has taken place during the 150-year history of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

 Purchase your copy now.


Written by Society Member Richard Gardner with contributions from other RAeS members, experts within our Specialist Groups and our knowledgeable librarians at the National Aerospace Library, this anniversary book explores the many milestones in aerospace and aviation alongside striking images, some previously never before published.

Mr Alexey Isaikin FRAeS, President of Volga Dnepr Group, who supported publication of the book, said:

“The Society embodies everything that is best about aerospace and aviation; professional standards, science and engineering excellence, and the realisation that there is always progress that can be achieved when we share out knowledge and expertise.

A 150th anniversary is a great moment to stop and reflect on what has been achieved. It is an even more exciting opportunity to consider where the world of aerospace and aviation innovation is going next and how we can all benefit.”

Purchase your copy of the commemorative book to read and keep on your book shelf or coffee table, or to share with friends and family and inspire the next generation of aerospace professionals who will influence and bring about the next 50 years of innovation.

Books are available for £15 plus postage and can be purchased via our Amazon Shop. You can purchase a digital version of the book for £10 by contacting the Events Team on