Welcome to the Royal Aero Club Trust Website. Since being established in 1998, the Trust has developed very rapidly. At present its prime focus is improving the public accessibility of the Royal Aero Club Collection and increasing the availability of bursaries to help young people improve their flying skills.
The Trust's objectives include:
If you love air sport and recreation, there are a number of ways in which you could assist the trust in its tasks - these include Gift Aid Donations, Legacies and Covenants.
The Trust's Annual Report 2011 may be viewed by clicking here.
The Trust congratulates the 2015 British Junior Gliding Team on their magnificent achievements in the recent 9th Junior World Gliding Championships. All four pilots, Tom Arscott - world champion club class and Sam Roddie Bronze medal club class as well as in the standard class, Matt Davis and Mike Gatfield, at various stages in their air sport careers have been granted bursaries. Why not try to emulate their success by applying for a 2016 bursary!
44 bursaries were awarded in 2015 and the list of winners can be accessed via the Bursaries Page or the following link: 2015 Bursary Winners. No applications were received from balloon and aero modelling enthusiasts. New bursaries available this year include the Follow-On Bursary for gifted young air sports persons up to 24 years of age. Well done to all successful applicants.
Application forms and terms & conditions for 2016 bursaries are now available on this website and accessed via the Bursaries Page or the Quick Link opposite. The closing date for applications will be 31 March 2016
Applications for initial bursaries are welcome from ages 14 to 21 years. Light aircraft pilots are eligible for a bursary once they have successfully flown solo. Trainee Balloon pilots can apply for a grant to assist pay for mandatory examinations. And a new category of Follow-On Bursary was introduced in 2015 for advanced air sport persons up to the age of 24 years. Terms and conditions apply.
APPLY FOR A BURSARY TODAY AND THIS COULD BE YOU (clip of 2015 bursary winner):
Album number 9 has now been added.
‘Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates’ collection reveals the names and faces of Britain’s magnificent men (and women) and their flying machines
The Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950, now available online for the first time at leading social and family history website ancestry.co.uk, contains over 28,000 records and 13,000 photographs of men and women who qualified as pi lots in the golden age of British aviation, as powered flight went from science fiction to reality.Read full Press Release
The RAeCT has been undertaking the huge job of conserving the Royal Aero Club Archives. To find out more about this work have a look at the following pages:
Tom Clarke's review of The Hon. C.S Rolls Albums. This was published in the Jan/Feb issue of the Flying Lady.
The in-house magazine of the BBAC - The British Balloon & Airship Club, Aerostat published an article in their June issue about the RAeCT.
Aerostat article (please note this opens as a JPEG file)