A professional pilot or navigator, military, civil or test pilot, with five or more years experience.
Similar qualifications as above, but with less than five years experience
OR a private pilot with two years experience and a minimum of 75 hours
OR any other person who, in the opinion of Court, has rendered or may render outstanding service to the profession or to the Guild
A person engaged in training as a professional, private or military pilot
OR the holder of a PPL or equivalent with less than two years experience
OR a person under 35 years of age, irrespective of flying experience - this is to permit those aged under 35 who may wish to be included in the Guild Young Members’ Group (GYM) to join as Associates (even if qualified to join as Freemen or Upper Freemen)
NB for all categories, equivalent experience in a glider, hang glider, balloon, microlight or airship is acceptable.
All applicants aged under 35 are automatically eligible for membership of the Guild Young Members’ Group (GYM). (See: YOUNG MEMBERS at the foot of this screen)
Members (or those applying for membership) in UK whose sole, or principal, source of income is as a civilian Flying Instructor are able to apply for membership at a reduced subscription rate (currently £40), whilst still enjoying the benefits of the freedom of the Guild irrespective of Category of Membership. For further details please contact the Guild office – 020 7404 4032 or firstname.lastname@example.org - to obtain the appropriate form, which should be submitted with your full membership application form - see further down this page.
Please note: Potential members who are resident in Australia, New Zealand, or North America are directed to the the regional areas of this site (at the foot of this screen). The Australian, New Zealand and North America regional forms are slightly different and must be returned, in the first instance, to the appropriate regional administration centre which will then forward applications to London. The Hong Kong region uses the same application form as the UK and other overseas members, although, on completion, it should be submitted via the Hong Kong administration.
Members of the Guild may aspire to become Liverymen. This is limited by statute to 600 and is conferred by the Court on persons who have contributed significantly to aviation or the Guild. 'Taking the Livery' is an honour unique to members of the Livery Companies of the City of London.
Fees for membership through the Australian, New Zealand and North America regions are payable locally. Fees for other overseas areas, Hong Kong and the UK are payable through the London office. Fees payable through the London office should be paid by direct debit if possible. Fees for those professionally engaged in aviation may be eligible to be offset against taxed income since the Guild is a recognised Professional Body. A direct debit form will be sent to each applicant on successful election by the Court, if not submitted at the time of application. For those members without the facility of a UK bank account, it is now possible to pay subscriptions by MasterCard or VISA, or by direct bank transfer. Please contact the office in London for further information.
Membership Application form for applicants resident in UK or other overseas - click on the link. Residents of Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and North America (USA and Canada), please refer to local arrangements in the Guild 'Regions' at the foot of this screen.