Q&A sessions give you the chance to ask the questions that are important to you.

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Engage with the Society's wide range of aerospace and aviation professionals.

Careers Awareness 

The Ballantyne is the RAeS annual event for 14-18 year-olds which aims to provide an insight into the career pathways in the aerospace and aviation sector with inspiring talks from aerospace and aviation professionals of all ages as well as STEM challenges and competitions.

If you are thinking about career pathways and would like to hear case studies, the latest news and developments and talk to friendly experts from across the aerospace and aviation sector, this is a must event for you to attend!


The Ballantyne takes place at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s headquarters building, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ


The next event will be on Friday 28 April 2017.


Individual and Group Bookings from schools, colleges and youth groups are welcomed. To ensure your place (and hot lunch!) please download the Booking Form and return to contact

You can also follow the event on our dedicated @RAeSCareers Twitter account #Ballantyne


We are delighted to announce that Raytheon UK will again sponsor the 2017 event. Our thanks again to Raytheon UK for making the event possible.

Why Ballantyne?

The Ballantyne, the Society’s annual event for secondary pupils aged 14-18 years, is named after Dr Archie Ballantyne, Secretary of the RAeS from 1951-1973, whose key achievements included overseeing the lecture theatre extension in 1966, the Society’s 100th year. Ballantyne was particularly keen interested in young people’s development so it is fitting that nearly 50 years on, the event continues in his name and with this core objective at its heart.