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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Below is the latest feed from our Facebook page :

2 weeks ago


Sad news coming out of Switzerland todayVery Very Sad... 😭

The Junkers Ju-52 of JU-AIR HB-HOT crashed today around 1650LT at 2'250 meters in the canton of Grison, Switzerland. As far as we all see the pictures, the hope of finding survivors is minor...

I extend my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the crash. May they rest in peace.

(Picture taken in May 2012 at GVA)

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2 weeks ago


We can thoroughly recommend The Aviation Historian - a great read each quarter covering many aspects of aviation across the decades.
So if you have not discovered it yet, here is your chance to jump fully in.Here’s our latest ad for publication in other magazines — it will appear first in the September issue of the excellent Scale Aircraft Modelling International - SAM magazine, whose large readership is hungry for the top-notch historical reference material we publish. The ad design was prompted by a current flurry of requests for complete sets of back-issues, or for the “Full Monty” (complete set plus subscription), which have been the subject of discussion and attention on The Aviation Enthusiast Book Club page (www.facebook.com/groups/359410134220076/) here on Facebook, and elsewhere. If you’re interested and have not already got your own full set, e-mail us via our website at www.theaviationhistorian.com — we can usually do a bulk discount of ten per cent or considerably better, depending on where you are in the world.
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2 weeks ago


The countdown is well under way for this 75th anniversary event, starting at Duxford on June 2nd 2019 - and the number of aircraft promised keeps on growing.

D-Day Squadron
In June 2019 the skies of France will be filled once again with the sight of freedom, and the citizen soldiers and aircraft that helped bring about an end to World War II will be honored in this historic tribute. Help us make history again, please donate at www.ddaysquadron.org/donate

Video courtesy of Ethan Bateman of Secret Media. #DDAY #DDAYSQUADRON #Normandy2019
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3 weeks ago


Something iconic has departed from Woking, but at least the Martian is still there (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woking#Martian_Tripod)This just in from The Aviation Historian Editorial Board member Julian Temple, Estates & Heritage Manager at Brooklands Museum:

“A joint recovery operation by a dedicated team of volunteers and contractors started in Woking last Sunday to rescue the final Hunter T.7 to be built, for preservation by The Hawker Association (c/o Chris Roberts) and the dismantled aircraft is now safely stored at Dunsfold. The link below shows a time-lapse video of this operation – and it was TAH Editor Nick’s dad, the late Mike Stroud, who first realised the significance of this aircraft when it went up on its 30ft high pole back in 1996. He told me to keep a close eye on it – which I duly did!”

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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.