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Welcome to the web-site of the Prestwick Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

The Prestwick Branch is one of two based in Scotland and is a very active Branch.

If you have an interest in promoting and enjoying aviation in the West of Scotland, then please consider joining us.  You'll find us a friendly and welcoming bunch.  Contact email addresses are listed below.


Monday 9th April
'Ayrshire and War' - by Bob McMillan

This is a last-minute change to that previously notified.
It will commence soon after the conclusion of the Branch AGM.


The Aviator Suite
First Floor
Terminal Building
Prestwick International Airport

Our 2017/2018 lecture season is summarised below, but full details of our the programme can be obtained from the Branch Circular available by clicking here.

11 September  After TSR2 - the Birth of Tornado  Jock Heron
09 OctoberPost WW2 Aircraft DevelopmentRichard Gardner
13 November

Taranis Flight Testing
(Joint lecture with IMechE)
Paddy Bourne &
John Wignall
11 DecemberFlying for LifeTim Allen
15 January  Availability ContractingSean McGovern
12 FebruaryGone Bush AgainPaul Catanach
12 MarchTrans-Atlantic JourneyEddie McCallum
09 April

AGM followed by
Ayrshire and War
Bob McMillan

All dates and lectures are subject to change at short notice.

The latest Branch Newsletter is available here.

The current (August 2017) Branch Library Catalogue is available here.

A history of the Prestwick Branch from 1962 until 2012 is available here.

The current (11 December 2017) Branch Rules are available here.

The 2016 Annual Report is available here.

For membership enquiries please contact our Membership Secretary at members@raesprestwick.org.uk

For other general enquiries please contact the Branch Secretary at secretary@raesprestwick.org.uk

For contributions and comments on newsletter content please contact the editor at newsletter@raesprestwick.org.uk

For information regarding Student and Young Persons memberships please contact our Young Members Secretaries at

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