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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6 days ago


Is there something you can contribute to this excellent publication. Don't forget that previous editions are still available.Preparation of the 2020 edition of the "Propliner" Annual is underway. Once again, it is destined to be a bumper edition with many feature articles already safely in the can. Anyone wishing to make a contribution, either literary or photographic, is invited to contact the editor at editor@propliner.co.uk The accompanying photograph of Douglas DC-3 ZK-AWP (c/n 33135) was taken by John Mounce at Auckland on June 20 1994, and is one of many colour pictures illustrating the history of this aircraft written by Peter Layne. It will be of no surprise to hear that this is one of the features already lined up for the new edition. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago


Our latest publication is now available to order
Aviation Museums and Collections of the Rest of the World
A new and fully revised 2nd edition
Members price (UK) £32.50, non-members £40

(And another is in the landing pattern - watch this space)
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3 weeks ago


The next meeting for the Milton Keynes Aviation Society is fast approaching, on October 8th.

A talk by Nigel Hughes
‘ From National Service to Chairman of the CAA Airworthiness Requirements Board '

Nigel Hughes MA FR Eng C Eng FIMechE FRAeS has held a number of senior positions in the UK Aerospace sector.
Among others, these include Head of RAE Flight Systems at Farnborough, Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor with the MoD,
Chief Executive of the Defence Research Agency and Chairman of the CAA Airworthiness Requirements Board.

All meetings are held in the Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6HQ.
Doors open at 7.30 p.m. and lectures begin at 8.00 p.m.
Visitors £3.00 or Annual Membership £22.00
For more details contact our Lectures Organiser Ian Carr E-mail: iancarruk@aol.com or Tel (Home): 01234 742057
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4 weeks ago


Sadly another operator has ceased trading, with the long expected demise of Thomas Cook overnight.

The CAA have put into place "Operation Matterhorn" using up to 45 chartered jets (which would be the 5th largest UK airline if a proper entity), ranging from a Malaysian A380 down to seats on existing routes.

Our sympathies go out to the thousands of employees thrown out of work and those whose holiday plans have been wrecked.

As well as the UK operation, flights by Thomas Cook Scandinavia have been cancelled today, although Condor, the German side of the operation, were operating normally today.
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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.