Dear New/Prospective/Renewing Member:

We welcome you to the Washington Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Upon joining this branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, you will become associated with an organization with a 140-year history.

The 8th Duke of Argyll and his like-minded aerial navigation enthusiasts formed the Society in 1866 to promote heavier-than-air flight. The headquarters of the Society is located in London , England and has over 63 branches and 19,000 members throughout the world. As the Society website ( describes, the RAeS is “ the one multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community".

The Washington Branch of the RAeS was inaugurated to serve the Washington area on 17 December 2003 , the centenary of the Wright Brothers’ manned flight. The aims of the branch are to stimulate advances in aviation safety and technology by providing a forum to improve further the technical, political and social interchange between the US and UK aerospace communities. The lecture meetings and the receptions beforehand provide a good opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions .

The Washington Branch Committee Chairman and committee members encourage you to join and attend the four to five annual lecture meetings and to participate in discussions on improving Branch activities and functions.

Annual Branch Dues are $80.00 ($15.00 for students). Two year Dues are $150. Preferred payment is by PayPal. Please click here to join using PayPal.

If you are renewing, Please Click Here to renew by PayPal.

If you wish to pay by Check, Checks should be made out to ‘RAeS’ - to: RAeS Washington, DC Branch c/o Sam White, 43239 Chase Street South Riding, VA 20152

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‘Join the RAeS in the UK and demonstrate your high level of professionalism and competency through the use of internationally recognised post nominal letters. As a global membership body, we would be your professional home and able to offer you excellent networking opportunities, discounted rates for conferences for continuing professional development (CPD), and insight into specialist and technical knowledge areas with our monthly magazine, AEROSPACE.’

Dates for 2019:

Friday, Feb 8 Lecture: Exploring Pilot Training & Proficiency for the Future
Thurs, April 4: Lockheed Martin Fighter Demonstration Center Tour and Reception | AGM
Thurs, April 12: Field Trip: Goddard Spaceflight Center
Mon, May 13 Garden Party Garden Party - Deputy Ambassador's House
Thurs, June 13 Lecture: Hypersonics: Is the Future Finally Here?
Thurs, Oct 3 Lecture Urban Mobility
Thurs, Nov 7 Lecture Commercial Space

To provide a forum to stimulate advances in aeronautical technology and safety between the US, UK and global aeronautical communities.


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