Fellow (FRAeS)

Fellows must meet the requirements for Member (see Member page for details) and can also demonstrate that they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have made outstanding contributions in the profession of aeronautics
  • Attained a position of high responsibility in the profession of aeronautics
  • Have had long experience of high quality in the profession of aeronautics

For more details of the requirements for Fellowship, please go to the Fellow section of the Membership Handbook.

Your application should include comprehensive information about your senior responsibilities, any publications, awards received or any outstanding contribution to field of aerospace or the Society.  Those seeking to upgrade to Fellow should indicate their achievements since election to membership.

If you are a senior manager, please indicate the extent of your responsibility including staff, budget, technical area or any signatory authority.

Sponsorship of your application by two Fellows of the Society is required. If you are unable to find Fellows of the Society, you may use Fellows of other professional institutions. Where this is the case, you should include a letter of explanation.

Recommendations for Fellowship are approved by Council so notification will normally take approximately one month from the committee meeting date. If you are unsuccessful, we will write to you with any feedback from the committee together with details of the appeals procedure.

Fellows and Companions of the Society are also eligible to apply for membership of the RAF club. To download the application form click here.

NB: Engineers may also be eligible to apply for Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer. Please visit the pages on registration for details.


Application Process

Your application can be made online by clicking the apply now link below. After registering your details you will be asked supporting documentation including:

CV showing detailed work history

Evidence of qualifications (if applicable)

2 x referees

Organisational chart


Fees for 2018

Application Fee: £146.00*
Upgrade/ Transfer Fee: £53.00*
Subscription Fee: £260.00**

*please note the application  or upgrade/transfer fee will be waived if you are currently working for a Corporate Partner of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

**for applications received from the 1st April and are valid until 31st December.


2018 Closing dates for applications

8 May 2018 - Membership Applications reviewed 5 June
26 June 28 - Membership Applications reviewed 31 July
11 September 2018 - Membership Applications reviewed 9 October
27 November 2018  - TBC

If you're already a Fellow (FRAeS), add it to your LinkedIn profile to let your colleagues and peers know and proudly display your RAeS membership.


Get in touch with the Membership Team on membership@aerosociety.com or +44 (0)20 7670 4384/4400