Welcome to Air-Britain

One of the world’s leading organisations 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 over 2,100 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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1 day ago

RCAF Centennial Honoured With Special PublicationIn recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Canadian Aviation Historical Society has published a special edition of its CAHS Journal. At 54 pages, which is larger than usual, the publication contains articles, illustrations and abundant photographs for this full-colour publication.The cover shows aircraft flown by the RCAF over the past century in original illustrations created by managing editor, Terry Higgins. The impressive edition was curated by guest editor, Richard Mayne, Director of History and Heritage of the RCAF. Since 1963, the CAHS Journal has been Canada’s premiere publication of Canadian aviation history. “Stories of the RCAF have been told in our Journal for over 60 years,” says CAHS president Gary Williams. “With an extra issue dedicated entirely to air force service, we have recognized the history and accomplishments of the RCAF in a permanent contribution to the written record. As well, subjects dealing with aspects of the air force will be presented by speakers at our annual convention.” Editor Higgins, who serves also as creative director states, “The content in this centennial publication provides a range of subjects from heraldry to museum objects and RCAF historiography, as well as stories of notable RCAF personalities.”Content has been contributed by writers with extensive RCAF experience and association – Major (Retired) Mathias Joost, LCol Paul Johnston, Dr. Richard Mayne, and Dr. Richard Goette, associate editor of Airforce magazine. The Journal’s lead article, by Brittany Dunn, is a colourful illustrated history of all badges ever used by the RCAF. Copies of the RCAF centennial edition of the CAHS Journal can be ordered online: Printed hard copy: www.cahs.com/store/p727/CAHS-SE-01P.htmlPDF copy to download: www.cahs.com/store/p728/CAHS-SE-01D.html ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

An opportunity to expand your library with older books(note that the Blackbushe event is ticket only and sold out!) ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

The next Milton Keynes Aviation Society lecture on Tuesday 11th June 2024Dave Thompson - History of RAF HenlowDave Thompson, of the RAF Henlow Signals Museum, will tonight present a history of RAF Henlow. This will include the origin of the site in 1917, WW1 and interwar years, its valuable contribution to WW2 as a Maintenance Unit, post-war use and the future of the sitePLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SIGNALS MUSEUM, R.A.F. HENLOW AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 7.00PM. WE NEED TO INFORM R.A.F. HENLOW IN ADVANCE WHO WILL BE ATTENDING SO PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR NAME TO CHRIS BOSWORTH cj.bos@ntlworld.com FOR PRE-REGISTRATION AND ARRIVAL DETAILS. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

First day at the Air-Britain Fly-in 2024 with Cabin Moths and more modern types. Still a chance to get discounted tickets from the Private Flyer website using the code PF24005 ... 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.