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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 Duke of Edinburgh


Key People

Sir Roger Bone

Sir Roger Bone

President of the Air League

Sir Roger was President of Boeing UK from 2005 until September 2014. He is currently a non-executive director of two companies in the financial services and energy sectors, and among other not for profit organisations plays an active role as a Trustee at the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB).

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John Steel QC

John Steel QC

Chairman of the Air League

John is recognised as a leading practitioner in aviation, aerospace, planning, transport and environmental law. John was for a number of years the honorary legal adviser to The Air League and was elected Chairman in December 2017.

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Philip Buttery

Philip Buttery

Director General of the Air League

Phil Buttery has an extensive background in aviation, having had a career as an officer in the Royal Air Force. His appointments included Station Commander, Head of Military Airpace and Navigation Policy at the Ministry of Defence and Finance Director at a NATO air operations centre. Phil also has an intrinsic knowledge of membership organisations, having run three in the past.

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Deputy President of the Air League

Mr W R C Foyle DL 

Vice-Chairmen of the Air League

A F Perkins

Air Vice-Marshal N Bairsto CB MBE

Life Vice-Presidents

Sir Michael Knight KCB AFC 

Sir Michael Marshall CBE DL

The Rt Hon Lord Tebbit CH

Mr K D R Mans

Mr C M H Walkinshaw

Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burridge KCM CBE ADC 

The Air League Council and Board of Trustees

The Air League Council

Mr J B Steel, QC 

Group Captain T M Holloway

Sir Michael Arthur

Mr S Baker MP

Sir Julian Brazier TD

Miss V Cope

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB

Mr S J Fitz-Gerald

Baroness Garden of Frognal

Mr N Garland

Sir G Howarth

Sir Adrian Johns KCB CBE

Mr K M Levett

Mr J Ponsonby

Mr K Smart CBE

Air Marshal P O Sturley CB MBE

The Master of Honourable Company of Air Pilots

Board of Trustees

Mr J B Steel QC (Chairman)

Mr C R R Hutchins (Hon Treasurer)

Air Vice-Marshal N Bairsto CB MBE

Mr S J Gervais 

Air Marshal Sir C Harper KBE

Air Commodore D A McCafferty CBE RAFR

Mr S A Pendry

Mr A F Perkins 

Miss K Sanz

Mr N West

Mr N C Whitney MBE