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 2,800 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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The Milton Keynes Aviation Society’s next event will be a Video lecture presented via Zoom on
10th November 2020 commencing at 8.00pm

Speaker : Sqn Ldr Andrew Melville-Jackson (ret’d)
Subject: Wg Cdr George Melville-Jackson - Battle of Britain Pilot and Beaufighter Ace

Sqn Ldr Andrew Melville-Jackson (ret’d) presents the whole story of George Holmes Melville- Jackson. From his German girlfriend, joining up as a volunteer to the Battle of Britain and his story beyond. How he became a Beaufighter ace and the turn of events that led to joining the 'Most Secret Squadron' with time spent with Barnes Wallis - the story behind 618 Sqn in the North Atlantic and Pacific

This is a live lecture presented via Zoom. The link will open from 7.30 pm with the starting at 8.00pm.
Members will be provided with the Zoom link prior to the event.
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend with free access for your first visit with a £5.00 visitors entry charge for subsequent visits, or Join the Society for the Annual Membership fee of £22.00.
To register your interest as a visitor please contact Chris Bosworth at cj.bos@ntlworld.com

The Video lectures are replacing our normal monthly meetings at
Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Avenue, Milton Keynes MK7 6HQ until circumstances allow us to return to that location.

For Lecture details contact our Lectures Organiser: Ian Carr E-mail: iancarruk@aol.com or Tel (Home): 01234 742057
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Great to see a Red Arrows Hawk in such great condition, and in some illustrious company as well ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to the Branche Francaise d'Air-Britain for sharing this marvellous video from Corsair International saying their farewell to the Boeing 747. This just shows how dear this aeroplane is to operators the world over. ... 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.