Royal Aeronautical Society

What does RAeS do?

As the oldest global Aerospace Society, the Royal Aeronautical Society is a prominent, independent, authoritative body that has influence on issues confronting today's aerospace community.


The Society fosters expertise and professionalism through education, consultation, networking and recognition. 

By participating in government and industry body forums, conducting professional conferences/seminars, through industry promotion and measured advocacy and by briefing the media, the Society plays an important role in raising the profile of, and connecting the participants across the aerospace community.

Through its STEM outreach program Cool Aeronautics and Student/Graduate Engagement initiatives, RAeS aims to provide a ‘through-life’ approach to its outreach and careers activities, ‘promoting aerospace and aviation to a new generation’.

Cool Aeronautics STEM Outreach Program

Cool Aeronautics is the Royal Aeronautical Society’s STEM outreach program that aims to introduce school children and the public to the fascinating world and people of flying, aeronautical engineering and aerospace.


Cadet Units are encouraged to contact Cool Aeronautics for further information about the STEM Workshops or Immersion Programs. The Cool Aeronautics Workshops are offered at your location or at aviation places of interest including aviation museums, flight schools and airports. The current program includes:

The STEM of Aircraft Propulsion
The STEM of Flight
The STEM of Space Flight
Designing a Better Aircraft
Engineering Design: Aerospace Challenge


Workshops include both theory and practical applications, during these sessions students are encouraged to question, explore and experience the exciting world of aerospace.

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Cool Aeronautics National Co-Ordinator: Olga Hansen

Phone: 0423 147 636 Email:


Student/Graduate Engagement

The Royal Aeronautical Society AD Student/Graduate engagement initiatives continue to foster the pathway into an aerospace career through:

Networking and industry mentoring
Community engagement and STEM outreach opportunities
Access to aerospace education resources including the National Aerospace Resource Centre at RMIT and digital access to AEROSPACE magazine
Professional development and access to webinars, conferences and high profile speakers
Leadership development opportunities through Branch involvement
RAes graduation program

Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division membership benefits: