Royal Aero Club Trust

Established in 1998, the Royal Aero Club Trust (RAeCT) is focused on advancing the cause of air sport and aviation in the UK. The Trust’s Patron is HRH The Duke of York KG GCVO ADC.

Through active and ongoing involvement in fund raising and the preparation of grant applications, the Trust concentrates on two main objectives:



Youth Involvement

The Trust's main aim is to enable all young people, regardless of background, experience or ability, to achieve their full potential through participation in air sports and recreation.

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 of up to £1,000 for those wishing to upgrade their existing qualification in a wide range of air sports and aviation-related activities.

Application forms can be downloaded at deadline for submission is 31 March, annually



The Trust is responsible for conserving unique historical aviation materials for future generations.

The Trust maintains 100 years of aviation history represented by artefacts, memorabilia and archive documents.

Much of this is stored at The Royal Air Force Museum Hendon. However, in 2011 the Trust launched where visitors can gain quick and easy access to these extensive aviation archives.

Working together with individual researchers and learned societies, as future resources permit, the Trust also encourages research into air sport and promotes the publication and dissemination of useful results of such research by meetings, conferences and publications.

The Trust is constantly looking to involve people in its work. For further details of voluntary positions, please visit'Contact Us' and use the 'Select Subject' filter to select 'Volunteering'.

If you love air sport and recreation, there are a number of ways in which you can assist the Trust in its tasks - these include Gift Aid donations, Legacies and Covenants. For further details, please visit'Contact Us' and use the 'Select Subject' filter to select 'Sponsoring/Partnership/Donations'

The Royal Aero Club Trust is a registered charity – Charity Commission no. 1068451.


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