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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2 days ago


It is amazing to see how long current military types are expected to remain in service - with 40 years in uniform already, the H-60 series is expected to be around for another 50 years.Black Hawk marks 40 years service and prepares for another 50 - Sikorsky

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6 days ago


A reminder that even the mightiest Air Force in the world does not pick a fight with the power of Mother Nature.
Thanks to our friends at Scrmable for the item.Hurricane Florence prompts USAF aircraft evacuations

On 11 September 2018, some fourty 'FF' coded F-22A Raptors and T-38A Talons from the 1st Fighter Wing (192nd Fighter Wing), based at Langley AFB (VA) relocated to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (OH).

On 12 September 2018, Seymour Johnson AFB (NC) repositioned approximately sixty 'SJ' coded F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing and six KC-135 Stratotankers from the 916th Air Refueling Wing to Barksdale AFB (LA).

On 11 and 12 September 2018, the 437th Airlift Wing re-positioned ten C-17A Globemaster IIIs from Charleston AFB (SC) to Scott AFB (IL) and the co-located MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (IL) ahead of Hurricane Florence. In all, more than twenty C-17s and supporting personnel were evacuated to various locations.

The past few days, the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB (SC) relocated some fourty 'SW' coded F-16C/Ds to Tyndall AFB (FL).

The USAF's Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron continuously fly into the storm to collect information for a more accurate prediction of the course of Florence. The past few days, the squadron's WC-130Js had flown multiple missions into the storm.

Awesome period for aviation enthousiasts, tail spotters and photographers (or all those in one) at all those locations! Please, if you have been there at the right moment, share your experiences and images!

Photo credits: USAF

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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.