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A Message from our Patron

In 1909, when The Air League was founded, aviation was in its infancy, but the founders had the vision to recognise its potential for civil and military use. The Air League has never lost that vision and is as active as ever in promoting an interest in aviation among young people through the offer of Flying Scholarships and Bursaries; in supporting the development of effective military aviation; in stimulating internationally competitive aircraft manufacturing and air transport industries and in encouraging general aviation in this country. – HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh


Key People

Sir Roger Bone

Sir Roger Bone

President of the Air League
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John Steel QC FRAeS

John Steel QC FRAeS

Chairman of the Air League
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Nick West FRAeS

Nick West FRAeS

Chief Executive of the Air League
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Deputy President of the Air League

Mr W R C Foyle DL 

Vice-Chairman of the Air League


Life Vice-Presidents

Air Chief Marshal Sir B K Burridge KCM CBE ADC

Group Captain T M Holloway

Sir M Knight KCB AFC

Mr K D R Mans

The Rt Hon Lord Tebbit CH

Mr C M H Walkinshaw

The Air League Council and Board of Trustees

The Air League Council

Mr S Baker MP

Sir J Brazier TD

Miss V Cope

Mr R Courts MP

Air Chief Marshal Sir S Dalton GCB

Mr S J Fitz-Gerald

Baroness Garden of Frognal

Sir G Howarth

Professor I Poll

Air Vice-Marshal J Ponsonby OBE

Mr K Smart CBE

Air Marshal P O Sturley CB MBE

Mr C Tarry

Mr H Wheeldon

The Master of Honourable Company of Air Pilots

Board of Trustees

Mr J B Steel QC (Chairman)

Mr S J Gervais

Mr J J Greaves 

Air Marshal Sir C N Harper KBE

Mr G R Hodge (Treasurer)

Mrs Z Layden

Air Commodore D A McCafferty CBE RAFR

Mr S A Pendry 

Ms C MacAleese

Air Commodore A J Seymour

Mr N C Whitney MBE

Latest Updates

16Jul 20
2020 Drone Scholarship Programme

2020 Drone Scholarship Programme

The Air League is delighted to announce that Eagle Eye Innovations and RUSTA are sponsoring two places on their PfCO Drone Training Course for two lucky Air League members. On…

14Jul 20
Farnborough Friday 2020

Farnborough Friday 2020

On the 24th July 2020, The Air League will be taking part in Farnborough Friday. This exciting showcase of the very best in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is…

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