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.

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


Airline Fleets 2020 is now in stock

Airline Fleets 2020
Editors: Lyn Buttifant and Chris Chatfield


Members price £24.00, Non-members £31.50

This year’s edition of Airline Fleets has again reached 800 pages, covering over 2700 operators in 203 countries.
It is an easy-to-read companion to our best-selling Airline Fleets Quick Reference, covering not only the jet and turbine operators of that excellent book, but piston operators (including helicopters) involved in parcel delivery, tourism charters, oil industry support, emergency medical and some police activities, down to Cherokee Six and Ecureuil size.

Additional information not in AFQR includes immediate previous identities, call-signs, special liveries, fleet numbers, leasing details and major operational bases with the relevant IATA codes. There are 42 pages of indices, including a list of operators removed since the 2019 edition with the explanation, IATA and ICAO operator designators cross-referenced to operator. There are also operator, nationality prefix and airline alliance indices. Most immediately useful is the additional 23-page type-by-type listing of jet and turbine aircraft in corporate, government and military VIP use.

Overall, information received up to 31st March 2020 is included.

Hardback, 800 pages
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4 days ago


We have another publication available through our Sales website
Northrop A-17
The complete history of the Northrop attack planes and its export derivatives.
This book offers an overview of an iconic aeroplane. The authors, all specialists in their field, have compiled a comprehensive story and gathered more than 350 photographs, color profiles and maps, thus offering a fascinating view at an aircraft type linking the ‘Golden Age of Aviation’ days with the dark years of World War Two.

220x270mm, softback, 350 photos, 164 pages
Price: £29.50
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6 days ago


It looks like the Red Arrows will remain in Lincolnshire, with a move just down the road. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago


The latest edition of Air-Britain News, for May 2020, is now available in electronic form from PocketMags

The printed version is now at the printers and should be posted out before the end of the month.
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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.