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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4 hours ago

Our latest publication "Bristol Fighter" is now available from our websitewww.air-britain.co.uk/actbooks/acatalog/BritstolFighter--154.html#SID=13Bristol Fighter – Frank Barnwell’s Ubiquitous Multirole MasterpieceRay Sturtivant, Gordon Page, James J Halley and Philip JarrettThis is the most complete book yet produced on this genuinely iconic aircraft. Renowned aviation author Philip Jarrett has updated and expanded the original draft of Ray Sturtivant, Gordon Page and James J Halley.After a faltering introduction into Royal Flying Corps service in the spring of 1917, owing to its crews’ initial failure to exploit the this two-seat fighter’s outstanding capabilities, the Bristol Fighter rapidly gained a reputation as a formidable opponent. Such was its success in several war theatres that it became one of the few First World War types to continue in RAF service well into the interwar years.During this later period the Bristol Fighter also served in other roles, notably as an army co-operation aircraft, both at home and abroad. Such was its fame that the type was adopted by many foreign air arms, and contributions from several historians worldwide provide unprecedented coverage of this aspect. The type’s outstanding reliability resulted in its use as experimental test bed, undergoing all manner of modifications, the pioneering of in-flight refuelling techniques being a typical example. Moreover, a good number of Bristol Fighters and their derivatives served in civilian roles in the UK and elsewhere, and these too are covered in detail.As well as chronicling the Bristol Fighter’s extraordinary history from its origins to its final years, this volume also provides individual histories, technical data, production and rebuild listings, scale drawings and colour side elevations. First-hand pilots’ accounts of their experiences while flying the type in service enable the reader to gain intimate insight into the often demanding operational conditions encountered. In addition, survivors and reproductions are described and their histories recorded. The text is embellished with an unprecedented collection of over 950 images, both monochrome and colour, many hitherto unpublished.There are 5 pages of excellent new three view line drawings by Cross and Cockade’s Mick Davis and 32 superb colour sides views by Juanita Franzi.A4, hardback, 480 pages, 955 photographs, 12 line drawings, 32 colour side views.Members Price £39.95Non-members £59.95 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

On the day in 1962, the de Havilland / Hawker Siddeley 121 Trident made its first flight from Hatfield.Just type Hawker Siddeley Trident into the Search box on ABPic to see a wide range of photos from our contributors.abpic.co.uk/pictures/search?type=Hawker+Siddeley+Trident&date_taken=&information=&tag_fields=%5B%... ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Wishing all our followers a much better 2021 - may you have many opportunities to experience aviation in its various forms in the coming year.(Photo of G-PIPY, a Cameron Scottish Piper special shape, at Chateau D'Oex, by Bill Teasdale) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Our branches are still managing to present interesting talks - the Milton Keynes Aviation Society have thisA lecture presented via Zoom on 12th January 2021 commencing at 8.00pm to be given by: Megan Maltby - Her Subject: We are C W G CMegan Maltby is the Senior Public Events Co-ordinator for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.Tonight she will discuss the history of the CWGC, their global commitment and how the work continues today. It will reference work in the UK and local war graves in Milton Keynes. --- 0 ---This is a live lecture presented via Zoom. The link will open from 7.30 pm with the starting at 8.00pmMembers 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.--- 0 ---For Lecture details contact our Lectures Organiser: Ian Carr: E-mail: iancarruk@aol.com or Tel (Home): 01234 742057For more information on Milton Keynes Aviation Society -visit mkas.co.uk" ... 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.