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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17 hours ago


The epic journey of the Silver Spitfire is complete - G-IRTY has returned to Goodwood after four months circumnavigating the world. Congratulations to all involved. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago


The Milton Keynes Aviation Society (an Air-Britain branch) continue their series of meetings with a lecture on 10th December 2019 at 7.30 for 8.00pm

Les Evans 'Satellites, orbits and Rockets’

On the 50th Anniversary of the prototype Concorde’s maiden flight, Les Evans (Ex-Concorde pilot) returns with an explanation of what being in orbit really means, the various types of earth orbits used, and the satellite systems that inhabit them.
This will be followed by a look at launch systems, the types of rockets used, and the unprecedented acceleration in launcher
development that is going on right now.

We meet at Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Avenue, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes MK7 6HQ

For more information about the lecture and MKAS please see our website at mkas.co.uk
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6 days ago


Have "special" safety videos gone too far, so that the important message is lost in the distractions of the "stars". Especially, as in this case, where the real cabin environment is not even featured.

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1 week ago


Great to see the progress on the new hangar and look forward to the re-opening next spring ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago


The November edition of Air-Britain News will shortly be posted out to members, with the electronic version already available at PocketMags pocketmags.com/air-britain-magazine
Including all the normal sections, with extensive coverage of British Isles registers, overseas registers as shown on the cover, commercial transports, business jets and props and military aviation.
You can subscribe (or renew) for 2020 at our secure site
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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.