In February 1998, the Sydney Section, Australia, was chartered as the first AIAA Section outside of the USA. The Section encompasses all AIAA members in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, and the Section Council is currently based in Canberra, ACT.
Our activities aim to increase knowledge of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster interaction with professionals in the industry. Additionally we aim to increase awareness and interest in aeronautics and astronautics to the general public. Our membership is open to everyone with an interest in the field, not just aeronautical engineers.
We run a number of events to achieve these goals. We organise presentations from both industry and university, informing members of the current goings on in the aeronautical and space fields, and enabling contacts to be made with other professionals. These presentations are open to all to attend, general students, interested members of the public, and other professionals.