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.
NB: Engineers may also be eligible to apply for Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer. Please visit the pages on registration for details.
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 2017
New Application Subscription Fee: £85.00
New Application Baseline Fee: £30.00*
Application Fee: £143.00**
Upgrade/ Transfer Fee: £52.00**
Yearly Subscription Fee: £341.00***
Yearly Baseline Subscription Fee: £118.00*
*All members who have or will be reaching normal retirement age in 2017 are entitled to pay subscriptions at the Baseline Rate.
**please note the application fee will be waived if you are currently working for a Corporate Partner of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
***please note that all subscriptions run on the calendar year and are renewed on 1 January of each year and are valid until 31st December.
Next closing date for applications
12 September 2017 - Membership Applications reviewed on 3rd October and Registration Applications on 12th October
5 December 2017 - To be reviewed in the New Year
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