Welcome to the web-site of the Prestwick Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
The Prestwick Branch is one of two based in Scotland. It is a very active Branch and you will find details of many of our actvities on the pages of this site.
If you have an interest in promoting and enjoying aviation in the West of Scotland, then please consider joining us. You'll find us a friendly and welcoming bunch. You'll find appropriate email addresses in the Contact Us page.
We have introduced a new method to pay for this season which is standing order which should really speed up the registration procdures on the first few weeks. ( Please refer to our accountant Andy Gribble you can click on him in the section named contacts or indeed any committee member . So far almost half our members have chosen to pay this way.
Prestwick Branch Circular– 2016/2017 SeasonVice Chairman and
Lecture Secretary's Welcome
On behalf of the branch committee, I would like to welcome
all our members and Friends of the Branch, to the 2016-2017 lecture season. In
this circular you will find a preview of the programme planned by Brian Gordon
We endeavour to provide the
highest quality of lectures we can and have invested heavily both in cost and
time to try and ensure you have a good evening. Your feedback is important. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if we
can improve anything.
Again our grateful thanks to the management of
Glasgow Prestwick Airport for allowing the use of the Aviator Suite for our lectures.
The use of which has contributed significantly to the success of our branch.
We must also thank the other members of the airport’s
management and staff, especially Alison Blackman for arranging the booking and
access to the Aviator Suit.
This is my third season of arranging lectures and I
have to thank Brian for his hard work in finding a variety of speakers for this
All lectures will be held in the Aviator Suite on
the first floor of the Terminal Building at Prestwick Airport and start at 7:30
p.m. It is our intention that light refreshments will be provided, usually half
way through each evening.
Please note that although the April lecture starts
at 7:30 p.m., it follows the AGM which starts at 7 p.m.
On most evenings we request a donation of at least
£2.00 to help defray the cost of refreshments, which will be in the form of
tea, coffee and (probably) the ever popular muffins!
Regarding car parking at the airport, our
instructions are that anyone coming by car should use the car park up the hill,
behind the advertisement boards. Our advice, as in past years, is to share cars
or use public transport if you can.
Everyone who drives a car to come to our meetings
will receive a ticket on entry to the car park.
At the end of the meeting this ticket must be taken to the Welcome Desk
on the ground floor, near the escalator, for “validation”. This process, which
allows exit from the car park, is free for everyone who can show a Branch Membership
Card (See below). On the occasion of the first lecture in particular, please
come early to allow time for signing-in and obtaining your Membership Card.
Visitors will be charged £3 for entry to the lecture meeting and, if a driver,
a parking fee of £2.50 should be paid at the Information Desk on departure
after the meeting. After “validation” you have 10 minutes to exit the car park!
Please remember to bring your membership card. This
card lasts the lifetime of your membership of the branch. A new one will cost
you a fee to replace. The only identification is a unique serial number and
associated barcode. You must bring the card to all meetings as you will need to
be scanned in and it is also your identification for validation of your car
parking. Your branch membership costs £15 if you are not already a member of
the Royal Aeronautical Society, on one of the Grades from Student and Affiliate
to Fellow or Companion. Ownership of
this card gives access to all lectures, to the Branch Library, and free exit
from the car park.
You do not need a membership card and will be admitted
free on production of student identification. If you have driven and used the
car park, ask for a car park voucher which you must surrender at the Welcome
desk to get your car park ticket validated. Your visit will therefore be free,
except that you pay for any refreshments.
I hope you enjoy the programme that the Committee
has arranged for you. If you have any
queries or feedback feel free to contact any member of the Committee or to
phone me, John Wragg, on 01655 750270 or Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea / Coffee and yummy muffins served at the break between lecture and questions time which allows for visits to our extensive library, and time to chat to other members.
Entry is by yearly membership ( £ 15.00 ) However entry is free to students in full time education.
Visitors are very welcome on lecture nights and indeed at some of our outside visits which happen throughout the year. A fee of £3.00 is payable by visitors on lecture nights.
The Airport parking fee on lecture nights for visitors is £2.50 payable to the desk in the circular section opposite the newsagent round the corner from the bank on the ground floor. For further info phone 01655 750270.
Please see Lectures for future programme.
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