Welcome to Air-Britain

The world’s leading organisation for aviation enthusiasts!

Since 1948, Air-Britain has been bringing together spotters, historians, aviation writers, pilots and photographers - all having a passion for aircraft and aviation. Air-Britain is an international organisation with 3,000 members - many of them outside the UK. It is a registered charity (the Air-Britain Trust Ltd.) run by a board of volunteers who are elected by the members of the organisation. Despite its many activities, Air-Britain is a virtual organisation without the trappings of offices and permanent staff.

We publish two magazines - the monthly Air-Britain News and the quarterly Aviation World. We also produce authoritative books for the spotting community - and historical books on a wide range of aviation topics.

Join us here and find out about the many faces of Air-Britain and how it can bring you into the exciting world of aviation.

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Below is the latest feed from our Facebook page :

3 days ago


It has been a few months, so let's change our livery again. Austrian Airlines have announced another new livery, after dropping the blue undersides and adding "My", then dropping "My". The latest version is already being described as a clone of the new Lufthansa scheme.

Just a few examples of even older schemes from ABPic
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6 days ago


As well as being Air-Britain’s 70th Anniversary in 2018, it is our French branch’s 50th Anniversary. Founded in 1968, as ‘Branche Française d’Air-Britain’ (BFAB), it is also known as ‘Trait d’Union’ (which translates as hyphen). Their Annual General Meeting was held at the museum at La Ferté Alais south of Paris. Two of Air-Britain’s Trustees (Nigel Dingley and Steve Mitchell) accepted BFAB’s invitation to attend and presented their Chairman, Jean Delmas, with an award from the UK celebrating the BFAB’s 50th Anniversary. Following the formal business there was a celebratory luncheon. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago


The three proud authors at the launch of our new book on Auster at Middle Wallop today. Ready to order on Monday from our sales website www.air-britain.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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Latest Books

A selection of our latest titles (click any image to visit our online book sales).

Why should you join Air Britain?

Subscribers get the option to subscribe to either or both of :
Aviation World - our 72 page quarterly magazine
Air-Britain News - our monthly magazine (averages 170 pages per issue)

In addition ...
- Huge discounts on our range of acclaimed books
- Access to ABIX our online discussion group
- Access to Air-Britain Travel, worldwide aviation tours

Trustee Details

The Air-Britain Trust Ltd is registered as a charity number 1161305

Click here for details of Trustees

Air-Britain supports the work of the police and other agencies in protecting aviation from criminals and terrorists.
If you see anything suspicious, call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789321 (+44 800 789321 if outside the UK) or alert the police.