UPAeSSA was formed in 2005 by a few passionate students studying engineering, they thought the University needed a society that’s sole purpose is to ignite the passion students have for aviation. This society is the student branch of the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (founded in 1911), who are a division of the Royal Aeronautical Society (founded in 1866).
The aim of the society is the dissemination of knowledge of the theory and practice of all aspects of aviation, aerospace engineering, space exploration, allied branches of engineering or related arts and sciences, as well as the furtherance of professional development in our members.
Membership shall be granted to undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Pretoria, preferably studying engineering. The membership to UPAeSSA is absolutely free and none of the events that are organised are compulsory. The events are purely for the enjoyment and development of the members. Some of the events will be open to non-members.