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The UWL Aviation Society is a student led group that aims to provide both social and recreational aviation activities to students across The University of West London with an interest in aviation. Supported by lecturers and faculty members of the London Geller Collage of Hospitality and Tourism, the society hosts a variety of trips, social events and discussions covering a range of academically enriching aviation subjects, as well as aspiring members towards future career prospects. Thanks to the location of the St Mary's Campus, the UWL Aviation Society is ideally situated, close to one of the world's busiest international airports, London Heathrow and also benefits from access to the excellent simulator facilities on campus.
In 2019, the society was represented at the annual Royal Aeronautical Society's 'Aerochallenge' competition, was granted access to see the behind the scenes operation at RAF Brize Norton, hosted trips to the Imperial War Museum in Central London and the London Gatwick Job Expo as well as various social evenings. This year promises to be equally busy!
Whether you've an interest in military, commercial, private or space aviation, the UWL Aviation Society offers you the chance to meet fellow students with a common interest and gives you the opportunity to engage in extra curricular activities beyond the university campus and represent the University in nationwide acclaimed competitions with our partner societies.
Joining as a member will give you access to the societies social events that take place every few weeks, trips to various museums, events and airports, competitions, debates and much more!
The majority of outside trips and non-campus events hosted by the UWL Aviation Society take place within London and in Ealing/Acton. Members are usually requested to make their own travel arrangements. Central London is easily accessible via London Underground for less £5 per trip. The society always endeavours to keep the cost of trips and events to the absolute minimum.
Events and Activities
So what can you expect in 2020-21?
We are putting together a packed schedule of socials, events, competitions, trips and debates, here is what you can look forward to:
- October 2021:
"Welcome to London" Presentation to 1st year students which includes a spotting trip to Heathrow Airport Exhibition, introduction to The Flight Pad etc. (We are currently working on gaining access to the UWL Thomas Cook and Aviation Archive too!) (Date TBC)
- November 2021:
Sunday 14th November - trip to the Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiast Fare at Kempton Park Racecourse. A huge indoor aviation trade show for aircraft collectors of models, memorabilia, posters etc. Travel by train from Brentford to Kempton Park with student discount entry fee.
- December 2021:
Aviation Pub Quiz, Social Evening and Christmas Dinner (Date TBC) in Ealing.
- January 2022:
Trip to London Science Museum "Flight" Exhibition (Date TBC) A history of aircraft development and technological transformation. Travel from South Ealing to South Kensington Underground station. Free admission.
- February 2022:
Trip to the RAF Museum Watford, tour of the facilities, hanger and 4D Red Arrows simulator experience (Date TBC) Entry coincides with access to the brand new "In Air and Fire: War Artists, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz" exhibition. Travel from South Ealing to Colindate Underground station. Free admission.
- March 2022:
Aviation Society Debate night (Topics and date TBC)
- April 2022:
Trip to the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, to visit the Concorde exhibition and have a tour of the museum (Date TBC) Take the Brooklands Concorde Experience and see inside the World's most famous aircraft to re-live the excitement of the supersonic age. Concorde boarding pass and certificate included! Travel by train from Brentford to Weybridge with group admission discount price.
- May 2022:
London Heathrow & City Spotting Trip and Photography Competition.
We will be interspersing the above events with regular social and pub debate nights in Ealing.
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