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.

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 days ago


Some of our branches are continuing to hold meetings, even if they have to be virtual. This includes the

Milton Keynes Aviation Society

‘The Society’s next event will be a Video lecture
presented via Zoom
on 13th October 2020 commencing at 8.00pm

Speaker: Air Cdre Phil Wilkinson (ret’d)
Subject: Red Star & Roundels

Air Commodore Phil Wilkinson (ret’d) presents a lecture based on his new book ‘Red Star and Roundel’. Phil spent several years in Russia during the Yeltsin years as Britain’s Defence Attache. Drawing on this experience and his travels around the former Soviet Union with RAF veterans, Phil has produced a detailed account of the history of the RAF in Russia.
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This lecture will be a video recording 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.
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For Lecture details contact our Lectures Organiser: Ian Carr E-mail: iancarruk@aol.com or Tel (Home): 01234 742057
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6 days ago


A great photo by Ron Gafney, taken at the White Waltham photoshoot organised by Threshold.aero on Saturday 19 September.
Tornado ZA355 is now used as a film prop (watch out for it in Wonder Woman 1984) and normally kept at White Waltham.
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1 week ago


Another new book - this time from our French branch, BFAB / Trait d'Union.


Avions de Tourisme en France 1945-1970 – French General Aviation 1945 - 1970

Jacques Guillem, Patrick Vinot Préfontaine, Jacques Chillon and Alain Gosset

Following the Second World War, French general and light aviation was in a parlous state. It was reliant upon captured German aircraft and some imports from the UK and America. Gradually, with Government support, many small manufacturers were established, producing a wide range of light aircraft. This transformation led to the 1960s being considered the golden age of French light aviation.
Four specialists from Trait d’Union (the French Branch of Air-Britain) have produced a marvellous review of French light aviation in this glorious era. Based around a superb collection of nearly 290 previously unpublished photographs (many in colour), the authors cover some 120 different types of aircraft from around the world active in France during this period.
The book covers the F-B, F-D and F-O registers.
Produced to the standard that one would expect from Air-Britain’s French branch, this is a book that any enthusiast of the period cannot be without.
A4, softback, 140 pages, 289 photographs.
Members and Non-members £27.50
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2 weeks ago


September 15th is remembered as Battle of Britain Day - the height of the fighting of the first military battle fought entirely in the air."It's not about medals. It's not about who shot down what. It's about being remembered" Sqn Ldr Geoffery Wellum DFC

Today on Battle of Britain Day we will remember all that took part. Among these were The Many that supported The Few, The Fleet Air Arm, Bomber Command, Coastal Command and the ATA.

Don't forget the Documentary - Flying For Britain with Sir David Jason on ITV at 2000 tonight, 15th September.

Photo credit to John Dibbs - The Plane Picture Company
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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.