Welcome to Air-Britain

One of the world’s leading organisations 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 over 2,100 members - many of them outside the UK. It is a registered charity (the Air-Britain Trust Ltd.) run by a board of Trustees who are elected by the members of the organisation.

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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2 days ago

A new QR book and a new DVD - now availableBritish Isles Civil Aircraft Registers - Quick Reference 2024www.air-britain.co.uk/actbooks/acatalog/BritishIsles-UKQR2024-12.html#SID=12The Air-Britain Magazine Collection - 2009-2010 DVDwww.air-britain.co.uk/actbooks/acatalog/MagazineArchive2009-2010-191.html#SID=14British Isles Civil Aircraft Registers - Quick Reference 2024This is the 24th edition of our annual publication. As part of our ongoing drive to improve and increase the information we provide to readers, this year we have added constructor’s numbers (msns) for all aircraft on the G- register. Contents include:* Civil registers for the United Kingdom (G-), the Republic of Ireland (EI-), Isle of Man (M-) and Guernsey (2-). * A list of overseas aircraft resident in the UK and Ireland.* Lists of military aircraft operated in the UK and Ireland as well as the UK-based elements of the United States Air Force. * A cross-reference to aircraft markings carried under exemption conditions.* A brief guide to aircraft that are held in aviation museums and collections.* A general guide to indicate probable aircraft bases.Members £16.00 Non-members £20.00The Air-Britain Magazine Collection - 2009-2010 DVDFollowing on from the success of previous magazine collections we have now completed the seventh in the series, covering the years 2009 and 2010. Due to the increase in the size of the files, this is a DVD offering rather than a CD.During these two years we produced four titles – Air-Britain Digest, Air-Britain News, Aeromilitaria and Archive – to give you 48 magazines with a combined total of 4,828 pages on this DVD.Each title is separated by year, and each file is fully bookmarked, enabling you to navigate from section to section and from article to article. • Aeromilitaria and Archive were published quarterly and each issue contained 48 pages.• Air-Britain Digest was also published quarterly has between 48 and 52 pages in each edition.• Air-Britain News is a monthly magazine: the 2009 editions are in black and white with colour covers but the images in the 2010 editions have been replaced with colour where possible.To read the files on this DVD you will need a copy of Adobe Reader on your computer – this is freely available for download on the internet.The earlier magazine collections can be found on our website at www.air-britain.co.uk/actbooks/acatalog/MagazineArchive1.html#SID=14. Members £14.00 Non-Members £21.00 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Always a great readThe 2024 edition of the "Propliner" Annual is due to be published in late April. Once again it is a bumper edition at 172 pages crammed with well over 300 photographs, most of which are in colour, two news sections and over twenty major feature articles. Further information from the website at www.propliner.co.ukPlease would all European customers read the warning on the website before placing an order. Many thanks! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Save the date - the Air-Britain Annual General Meeting will be on Saturday October 5th 2024More details, including a new venue this year, to follow ... 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.