The Royal Aeronautical Society is well known and respected throughout the world's aerospace community and membership implies a commitment and involvement in aerospace. In addition to the potential for developing personal networks, industry contacts and associations, membership provides opportunities for professional recognition and professional development, as well as access to specialized publications.

There are five grades of membership to reflect the differing levels of involvement and achievement. These are Affiliate, Associate (ARAeS), Associate Member (AMRAeS), Member (MRAeS), Companion (CRAeS) and Fellow (FRAeS).

These grades cater to a wide range of individuals, from interested amateurs to those at the very top of their careers in aerospace. Applications for membership of the Society are invited from persons professionally engaged in the aviation industry and from persons who are interested in aviation but not working in the industry.

For full details click to download the current Membership Handbook .

Click the "Membership Application Form Guidance" drop down in the navigation to get the link to the Application Form which can be completed electronically, saved and preferably emailed to the Secretary using 
"Contact Us" in the navigation. 

OR Alternatively

Mail by post to:

Royal Aeronautical Society NZ Division
Attn: Membership Officer
PO Box 435
Waikanae 5250
New Zealand


If there are any queries click here to contact the Secretary.

Affiliate Grade

The Affiliate grade is for interested amateurs. Thus, an interest in aerospace is the only necessary qualification.

Student Grade

Student applicants must be under 27 years of age, in full time education and intending a career in aerospace.

All Other Membership Grades

Please read the membership information below for more detailed information on how to apply for membership of the Society.

Engineering Council Registration

The Society's membership grades are a route to UK Engineering Council registration. As such, applications are welcomed from Engineers at any level of their careers. The Society is nominated to consider applications for all three registers: Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician. UK Engineering Council registration is similar to the Engineers registration system in NZ which is adminstered by the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ) and the Engineering Associates Registration Board.

The Society accredits a wide range of academic courses that can assist in gaining membership.

Membership Charges
 (all grades of membership):

Once a new membership application has been approved and grade confirmed for that candidate, and for existing member grades, the annual charge for membership for the 2017 year is as follows:


Fellow                                                                    $310-00

Member                                                                 $255-00

Associate Member                                                 $195-00

Affiliate                                                                 $125-00

Retired                                                                  $195-00

Student                                                                    Free

 [charges are inclusive of tax]

The Society does not require any application forms for Branch membership in New Zealand. Anyone interested should contact their local branch directly. The Branches handle their own membership at moderate cost for anyone interested in monthly aviation lectures and events.

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for more information, or if you have an enquiry about membership.


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