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As part of its Flying for Youth Program (FfY) the Trust has a Bursary Scheme for young people between ages 16 and 21. This provides financial assistance for those wishing to upgrade their existing qualification in a wide range of air sports and aviation related activities.

Turst Bursaries - Go Flying!

The Royal Aero Club Trust
Registered with The Charity Commission
No. 1068451


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 fund raising and the preparation of grant applications in pursuit of its objectives.

Those 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.

Website Updates - What's New

2013 Bursaries

The closing date for 2012 bursary applications is now passed. Application forms and terms & conditions for 2013 bursaries will be published in September and accessed via the Bursaries Page or the Quick Link opposite. The closing date for application forms is 31 March 2013..

2012 Bursary winners are now published on the site.

Frank Hedges Butler

Album number 9 has now been added.

Chocks Away as Early Royal Aero Club Flying Records Launch Online

‘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, contains over 28,000 records and 13,000 photographs of men and women who qualified as pilots in the golden age of British aviation, as powered flight went from science fiction to reality.

Read full Press Releasepicture of people watching air show

Work of the Royal Aero Club Trust

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)

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