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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1 week ago

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Do you have anybody who may be able to add to this project?Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945 - Did your relatives fly with the Fleet Air Arm in World War Two?

If so, you might be able to help naval aviation’s dedicated historians. Lee Howard, Mick Burrow and Theo Ballance, along with the late Ray Sturtivant, are responsible for a series of definitive works on naval aircraft/units (Fleet Air Arm Fixed-Wing Aircraft since 1946, Fleet Air Arm Helicopters since 1943 and The Squadrons and Units of the Fleet Air Arm).

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2, the trio hope to update the Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 and 1945. For the much improved and updated second edition, the team intended to put right any errors from the original version, cram in extra info and add scores of new photographs.

Aircrew logbooks (pilot, observer and telegraphist/air gunner) could help plug the gaps – as well as add to the Fleet Air Arm story!

If you can help, the team can be contacted on faa@air-britain.co.uk.
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Sad news (really just confirmation of what was already known) after all the work done on these aircraft to get / keep them airworthy. Hopefully a good home can be found for them in the longer term.
(N974R was a sister ship to the Lufthansa example)
www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lufthansa-transports-l-1649-and-ju-52-for-bremen-sto-460713/
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2 weeks ago

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The current Red Arrows tour of North America is setting up great opportunities for different joint formations - here with the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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It is quite common to hear of US military aircraft evacuating ahead of possible hurricanes. JRB Fort Worth has received a number of Florida based military aircraft this weekend ahead of the possible impact of Hurricane Dorian.
But others move as well - as this plot of Emery-Riddle trainers moving to Auburn over the weekend shows
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2 weeks ago

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The next meeting of the Milton Keynes Aviation Society, one of Air-Britain's branches

Meeting 10th September 2019 - Talk by Dave Hands
Hawker Typhoon RB396 Restoration

Dave Hands of the Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group tells of the ongoing project to return a Napier Sabre powered Typhoon to flight.
The lecture will cover the development of the Typhoon, RB396’s journey so far and the remaining work needed to ensure the aircraft will be the world’s only airworthy Hawker Typhoon.

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All meetings are held at Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes MK7 6HQ
Doors open at 7.30pm and lectures begin at 8.00pm.

All visitors are welcome with an entry fee of £3.00p.p. Annual membership £22.00.

For more details contact our Lectures Organiser Ian Carr - Email : iancarr@aol.com or Telephone (Home) 1234 742057
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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.