UK Aviation Organisations

Image via Royal International Air Tattoo

Image via Royal International Air Tattoo

Historic Aircraft AssociationThe Historic Aircraft Association (HAA) was founded in 1979 with the aim of furthering the safe flying of historic aircraft in the UK and, later on, supporting the restoration and preservation of these aircraft.

Royal Aero ClubThe Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom (RAeC) is the national co-ordinating body for Air Sport in the United Kingdom.

British Gliding Association – The British Gliding Association was established in 1929. It is the governing body for the sport of gliding in the United Kingdom. The BGA exists to represent and further the interests of a minority sport in an increasingly competitive environment. Our mission statement is “to provide effective leadership and continuity of gliding and soaring in the U.K.”

The Air LeagueThe Mission of the Air League is to generate national understanding of the importance to the UK of aviation and aerospace, and to excite the interest of young people in these areas by helping them to become involved.

Vintage Aircraft ClubThe Vintage Aircraft Club aims to keep old aircraft in the air through a variety of flying and social events throughout the year.

The Honourable Company of Air PilotsThe Company was established as a Guild in 1929 in order to ensure that pilots and navigators of the (then) fledgling aviation industry were accepted and regarded as professionals. From the beginning, the Guild was modelled on the lines of the Livery Companies of the City of London, which were originally established to protect the interests and standards of those involved in their respective trades or professions. In 1956, the Guild was formally recognised as a Livery Company. In 2014, it was granted a Royal Charter in the name of The Honourable Company of Air Pilots.