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 2,500 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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Bad news / good newsas the trustees seek the best use of their limited funding ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

ONE WEEK TO GOPreparations for our Air-Britain Fly-In at White Waltham are almost complete - we have a good number of interesting aircraft booked in (subject to serviceability and weather on the day(s)) and will be ready to welcome you. Our Sales stand will be there with a full range of our newest books.Gates open at 9am on both days and entry is £5 per person (cash preferred)If you are able to help, we are still looking for volunteers - please contact Phil.Kemp@air-britain.com ... See MoreSee Less
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The set is complete - the final of our 2022 annuals is now available Business Jets International 2022- this year as a single volume, but still containing the same level of information as previous years.www.air-britain.co.uk/actbooks/acatalog/BusinessJetsInternational.html#SID=12Members Price £28.50 Non-members £39.50Now in its 37th year, BJI is THE reference work in this field. The current edition is now in one volume to make this book easier to store and use. It covers over 27,500 airframes in the extensive production lists, from the earliest Morane-Saulnier Paris and Lockheed Jetstars of the 1950s to the latest Falcon 6X and Gulfstream G800. Projects that never got past the prototype stage or are still under development are covered in a short section on Experimental and Non-Production aircraft.Our unique index system, listing 112,000 registrations, covers all known individual registrations carried by business jets over the last 66 years, listed by registration order with cross-referencing to type and construction number with current active marks in bold. Additionally, we also include production lists and cross-references for the Gulfstream I and production lists for corporate airliners such as the Airbus family, Boeing 737, Canadair Challenger 800/850, Dornier 328, and Embraer Legacy and Lineage. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Team MeetingBoeing have released this photo of all the 737 MAX variants- the -7 awaiting certification in house colours- the -8 in Southwest colours- the -8-200 in Ryanair colours (actually a Malta Air example)- the -9 in Alaska Airlines - the -10 awaiting certification in house colours ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

And another of our annuals is now available (after a bit of a delay in getting the CD inserts)European Registers Handbook 2022 - 2 volumes plus CDwww.air-britain.co.uk/actbooks/acatalog/EuropeanRegistersHandbook.html#SID=12Members £33.00 Non-members £45.00(With orders coming in for three new books over the last two days please be patient - our team will despatch orders as quickly as possible)This year the two books run to 664 pages (Part 1 – CS- to F- 376 pages, Part 2 – HA- to 9H- 288 pages). They cover 47 European countries west of Russia excluding the UK, totalling well over 145,000 entries. Using official data where available, combined with additionally-reported material from local experts and specialists, the content is registration, type, c/n and all previous identities where known, covering airliners, light aircraft, ulms, gliders, balloons and paramotors.The books are accompanied by a fully searchable CD which includes all the data categories.The two books and CD come as a package and cannot be purchased individually. ... 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.