Branch & Society Awards

BRANCH AWARDS

The Ian Brown Award – given to the individual who, in the view of the branch Chairman, has made an outstanding contribution to the success of the branch.

The Jack Finnimore Award – the Branch’s delicated young persons lecture competition, divided into two categories – Age 25-30 or Below age 25. The winners of this award will be recommended to participate on the Society’s N E Rowe Award, facing worldwide competitors.

 

SOCIETY HONOURS

Honorary Fellowship – the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society is the world’s highest distinction for aerospace achievement, and is awarded only for the most outstanding contributions to the aerospace profession.

Honorary Companionship – Honorary Companionships are awarded for rendering important service to the aerospace profession. This distinction is given to those whose professional achievements are not exclusively in aerospace but who have, nevertheless, made a substantial contribution to the aerospace profession.

 

SOCIETY MEDALS

Society Gold Medal – for work of an outstanding nature in aerospace.

Society Silver Medal – for work contributing to major advances or contributions in aerospace.

Society Bronze Medal – for work leading to advances or contributions in aerospace.

Society Gold Team Medal – for work of an outstanding nature in aerospace.

Society Silver Team Medal – for work contributing to major advances or contributions in aerospace.

Society Bronze Team Medal – for work leading to advances or contributions in aerospace.

 

SPECIALIST AWARDS

Gold Award – conferred for exceptional work, which has led to substantial advances in specialist disciplines in the aerospace industry.

Silver Award – conferred for exceptional work, which has led to significant advances in specialist disciplines in the aerospace industry.

Bronze Award – conferred for work of merit, which has led to advances in specialist disciplines in the aerospace industry.

Gold Team Award – conferred for exceptional work, which has led to substantial advances in specialist disciplines in the aerospace industry.

Silver Team Award – conferred for exceptional work, which has led to significant advances in specialist disciplines in the aerospace industry.

Bronze Team Award – conferred for work of merit, which has led to advances in specialist disciplines in the aerospace industry.

 

SPECIALIST GROUP AWARDS

Flight Operation Medal – for outstanding long-term contribution or achievement or service in the field of flight operations.

Flight Simulation Medal – for a significant long-term contribution, in an international context, in the field of flight simulation.

The Alan Marsh Medal – awarded to a member of a flight test crew in recognition of outstanding achievements in the test, development and operational evaluation of rotorcraft.

The Geoffrey Pardoe Space Award – for a significant contribution to space.

The Roger Green Medal – for a significant and lasting contribution to the theory or practical development of human factors as applied in aerospace.

The R P Alston Medal – for practical achievement associated with the flight testing of aircraft.

The Turnbuckle Award – for long and valued service in the field of aircraft maintenance.

 

YOUNG PERSONS AWARDS

The N E Rowe Award – awarded for the best lecture given before any Branch of the Society and written paper by young persons of a Branch, or by a member of the Young Persons’ Committee or its sub-sections. Awarded to two age group categories, the under 25 age group and the 25-30 age group.

Young Persons Achievement Award – awarded to a young person or team for exceptional achievement or contribution in aerospace.

The Alan Marsh Award – awarded to a young person showing technical promise, where five hours of helicopter of fixed wing flying tuition will enhance their career.

The Herbert Le Sueur Award – awarded to a young person whose studies will be enhanced by attending a UK or European Conference with at least some content related to either helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft safety.

The Young Persons’ Written Paper Prize – awarded to the best written paper produced by a young person and published in the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Aeronautical Journal.

 

WRITTEN PAPER PRIZES

The Royal Aeronautical Society recognises the achievements, innovation and excellence of both individuals and multiple authors. The Written Paper Prizes are awarded for the best papers published in The Aeronautical Journal by the Society during the previous calendar year. The awards are of Gold, Silver and Bronze status.

 

CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Alan Snudden Award – for aircraft engineering and safety related study

The GP Olley Award – for aerospace medicine study and research

The Robert Blackburn Award – for aerospace engineering study

The British Aviation Group Scholarships – for air transport, airport planning and infrastructure study

UK TechMasters Awards – run directly by Airbus Group

MSc Aerospace Bursary Scheme – launching high level careers in UK aerospace

 

UNIVERSITY PRIZES

The University Prize is awarded annually to the best aeronautical engineering graduate of the academic year at each of the following universities:

  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • Brunel University London
  • University of Cambridge
  • City, University of London
  • Coventry University
  • Cranfield University
  • RAF Cranwell
  • University of Glamorgan
  • University of Glasgow
  • Glyndwr University
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Imperial College London
  • Kingston University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Loughborough
  • University of Manchester
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Swansea
  • University of the West of England
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

RAeS “Go For Gold” Challenge

To mark the Royal Aeronautical Society’s 150th anniversary, the society launched the RAeS Gold Medal Challenge, “Go for Gold”. The competition aims to encourage future pioneers from across the aerospace and aviation industry to put forward their ideas for innovations that could change the face of the industry over the next 50 years. These might include:

  • A new technology
  • A new aerospace product
  • A new business model or concept
  • A solution to an existing aerospace or aviation problem;
  • A new form of air transport system

Cash prizes of £1,000, £500 and £250 will be offered in each of three age categories: under 16, 17-21 and 22-30, with an additional £500 going to the school/university/college/employer of the first prize winners in each category, where applicable.

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