Canberra Branch

Welcome to the Canberra Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Australian Division.

The Canberra Branch hosts a monthly lecture for the enjoyment and professional development of its members.

Unless otherwise specified, lectures are held on the second Tuesday of each month, commencing at 6pm. Lectures are usually held in the Military Theatre at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Campbell. There is ample parking in the ADFA compound to the northside of the Officers' Mess. 

Members and guests meet in the Officer's Mess at ADFA at 5.30pm for a drink prior to the lecture, or can head directly to the Military Theatre.


Chairman Jon Pike
Secretary Vacant
Treasurer Robin Stanier
General Committee Members Keirin Joyce
  Rick Agnew
  Andrew Gibbs
  Dilip Mathew
  Andew Neely
  Neville Probert
  Paulo Vasconcelos

ADF Unmanned Aerial Systems

Link to PDF version of Powerpoint Presentation by LTCOL Keirin, Joyce, CSC.

Branch Constitution

Please find a copy of the Canberra Branch Constitution here.

Please also find draft changes to the Canberra Branch Constitution submitted for approval at the AGM dated 13 November 2018.

2020 Annual General Meeting

The Canberra Branch AGM is scheduled for 6:00pm on Tuesday, 10th November. Because of COVID restrictions the AGM will be held via Zoom. Here is the Zoom link to the AGM

Chair's Report
Treasurer's Report
Auditor's Report
Financial Statements

Information Spot

Ian Fleming, OBE

Tom Lawrence, AM

AVM Rod Noble, AO

Contact Us


RAeS Canberra Branch

c/- The Secretary

PO Box 648

Jamison Centre, ACT, 2614


Please send all Branch correspondence to our email.



COVID-19 Update

Remaining connected during these uncertain times

The RAeS Canberra Branch Committee shares the community’s concerns about COVID-19 and particularly its devastating impact on the aviation industry. The current situation is without precedent and the consequential effect of COVID-19 on the lives of many of our aviation colleagues and their families is increasing, especially with redundancies and long-term stand down for many staff at Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin and Tiger as well as the many impacted suppliers and associated companies.

What we're doing

The Canberra Branch Committee and wider Royal Aeronautical Society leadership continues to meet regularly by teleconference. The Branches are hosting webinars via Zoom and also streamed on Facebook, with members provided with priority access to the Q&A session. These webinars have proven popular and allow a wider audience to participate in interesting presentations that they may not be able to attend at branch meetings.

Looking ahead

One of the great things about the aviation industry is the interest shared by all who are involved in every sector of our industry. At difficult times like these it is very important the we maintain our sense of unity, identity and common purpose. We hope the branch events and community facilitate this.
While the current situation is unprecedented in the aviation industry, one certainty to which we can all look forward is that there will continue to be an aviation industry in the future, even though it is unlikely to be quite the same. Innovation always helps society out of adversity and we shall see that happen again over the coming months.
How you can help

We are looking for member contributions that we can post to the society’s media channels. The Melbourne Branch have included a section titled ‘Member Stories’ that provides interesting anecdotes and insight into individual’s time in aviation.
If you have some suggestions as to how the Canberra Branch may be able to help support the RAeS membership, and the broader aviation community, as we all cope with the impact of COVID-19, the Branch committee would welcome your thoughts and ideas.
Please send us your input by sending us an email.