Delivering Benefits to RAeS Members The Royal Aeronautical Society strives to support those involved in the aerospace and aviation industry and to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics for the benefit of all. We thank you for your continued support and involvement in the Society’s activities and for your commitment to maintaining the highest professional standards across all aerospace and aviation disciplines. Below are just some of the ways that we promote our industry and deliver benefits to our members. Helping You to Develop Your Knowledge and Demonstrate Your Professional Expertise Continuing Professional Development We are committed to providing a range of opportunities to enhance your CPD via our online resources such as our AeroSociety Podcast and new live streaming of lectures as well as a comprehensive series of conferences and lectures held across the globe each year. AEROSPACE Magazine Our monthly magazine, AEROSPACE, continues to inform our members of the latest developments within the industry and the Society itself. All copies of AEROSPACE are available to access online with your membership. Heritage Collection 2015 saw the launch of our new Heritage site. Since its formation in 1866 the RAeS has built up an extensive collection of documents pertaining to the development of aviation. This new site showcases some of the most exceptional pieces for your enjoyment. Influencing Opinion on Aerospace Matters High Profile, High Impact With a new emphasis on Policy and Public Affairs which has seen the creation of a dedicated position at the Society our profile and impact as a learned society is greater than ever. You can contribute and stay up-todate via the new Policy section of our Website. Sharing Knowledge Through our discussion and specialist papers as well as world leading conferences and workshops the Society aims to initiate debate for the advancement of the industry. We also provide impartial and authoritative evidence to government consultations to the same end. Corporate Partners 24 new organisations joined the Society as Corporate Partners in 2105 and as such we now have 217 CPs from across all sectors of aeronautics and from around the world. The Society's CP scheme is the primary international forum for the exchange of ideas within the sector and we are thrilled to welcome our new members. Inspiring Future Generations of Aerospace Professionals Cool Aeronautics Our primary level outreach programme, Cool Aeronautics, provides aerospace themed days with fun and interactive workshops at aviation places of interest across the country and has been going from strengthto-strength. For our 2016 celebrations Cool Aeronautics aims to reach 150 schools, particularly in areas that are not often exposed to such activities. Schools Build a Plane 2015 has seen great successes for our Schools Build a Plane project in partnership with Boeing and supported by the Light Aircraft Association. A 3rd plane has now made its debut flight and our 1st plane was successfully sold earlier in the year. We look forward to the remaining 3 planes becoming flight ready in the near future and hope that the project has inspired many students to consider a career in STEM. Making the Most of Your Membership Benefits As a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society you are a part of the world’s foremost Aerospace Community. Our membership is made up from a diverse range of professions including aircrew, air traffic control, systems design, engineering, military and civilian MOD professionals as well as professions serving the industry like law, and recruitment and as a result our field of expertise is broad. Getting involved in RAeS activities provides you with opportunities to build your professional network and gain knowledge from all areas of the industry. Get Involved with our Specialist Groups The Society’s Specialist Groups reflect the expertise and knowledge of our membership and serves the interest of enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. Our 24 Specialist Groups generate a programme of around 25 Conferences and 30 Lectures per year; providing you with the opportunity to meet, discuss and network to further your continuing professional development. To become more involved with a specialist group or to receive group mailings please contact [email protected] The Society’s 24 Specialist groups are: Aerodynamics Flight Simulation Management Studies Aerospace Medicine Flight Operations Propulsion Aircraft maintenance Engineers Flight Test Rotocraft Air Power General Aviation Space Air Law Greener by Design Structure and Materials Air Transport Historical UAS Air Worthiness and Maintenance Human Factors Weapon Systems and Technology Avionics and Systems Human Powered Flight Women in Aviation and Aerospace RAeS Young Members With over 8,000 students, apprentices, graduates and young professionals the RAeS Young Persons Network has been formed to facilitate the exchanging of ideas and to create a supportive environment for those at the beginning of their careers. Through this network young members can get involved by volunteering at events such as RIAT, by representing young people on our specialist groups and local branches and by attending our dedicated annual conference, lecture and other events organised by and for our young members. To become a part of the Network and find out how you can become more involved contact [email protected] Your Local Branches As well as the wide range of events held at No.4 Hamilton Place each year the RAeS has over 50 branches both in the UK and across the globe that hold a number of lectures and social events to serve as your local connection to the wider aerospace community. To find your local branch visit aerosociety.com/About-Us/BranchDivision/In-Your-Area and to search branch events please visit aerosociety.com/Events/Calendar. No.4 Hamilton Place This year we have undertaken the refurbishment of both our roof terrace and Airbus business suite. The business suite now offers 4 meeting rooms and a new member’s lounge for your benefit and the Toulouse meeting room which seats 8 is available for members to hire free of charge between 9am–5pm Monday-Friday. Members also receive a 10% discount on all other room hire be it for business or private parties.