The Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) have signed a Co-operation Agreement, where cadet graduates of the RAFAC Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course (QAIC) and other scholarships will receive free Affiliate membership of the RAeS. In addition, all Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers (CFAV) will be able to join the RAeS with no application fee.
Each year, two QAIC graduates will be given places on the RAeS Young Persons Committee, allowing for a flow of knowledge and ideas between the two organisations at the next generation level, providing more opportunities to collaborate and work together on areas such as sustainability, talent attraction and retention as well as the future shape of the society in the decades ahead.
All members of the Society, including Affiliates, gain access to careers advice together with support for a variety of training through the Aeroversity platform. The Society also helps with education choices, apprenticeships and degree programmes.
Finally, both parties will work together to support each other’s outreach work, at events such as the Royal International Air Tattoo, and the RAFAC National Air and Space Camp as well as strengthening the links between Squadrons of the Air Training Corps, RAF Contingents of the Combined Cadet Force, Volunteer Gliding Squadrons and the RAeS’ Branch network.