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Solent region as seen from ISS

Welcome to the Royal Aeronautical Society Solent Branch

About us

The Royal Aeronautical Society is "the one multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community". The RAeS is the world's only professional body which caters for the entire aerospace community.

Throughout the world's aerospace community the name of The Royal Aeronautical Society is both well known and well respected. Indeed, the RAeS is justifiably proud of its members' range of disciplines, not just engineers and pilots, but also doctors, legal specialists, bankers, air traffic controllers, cabin crew, marketers, journalists, etc. Anybody who is a professional within the aerospace industry can belong to the RAeS and indeed many of them do. The aerospace industry is global and The Royal Aeronautical Society reflects this. Although centred in the United Kingdom, it has members in almost 100 countries worldwide.

Find out more about the Royal Aeronautical Society here.


Solent Branch

The objects and responsibility of each Branch is to supplement locally the efforts of the Society: to support and maintain the highest professional standards in all aerospace disciplines; to provide a unique source of specialist information and a local forum for the exchange of ideas; and to exert influence in the interests of aerospace in both the public and industrial arenas. Branch events are open to all with a shared interest in aviation.Branches are the regional embodiment of the Royal Aeronautical Society. They represent a vital mechanism for the delivery of membership benefits and provide a global platform for the dissemination of aerospace information.

The Solent Branch serves serves RAeS interests for the Southampton and Portsmouth regions. Non-members of the RAeS are encouraged to attend and will receive a warm welcome at all Branch lecture evenings.

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Main Image

The Solent region as seen from the International Space Station.  Photograph taken on 5 May 2016 by astronaut Tim Peake, born in Chichester. Image © European Space Agency


Updated by Adam Slater 11/5/2016