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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QANTAS said farewell to their last 747-400 today, but not before a familiar shape was traced in the sky ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget the Virtual Tattoo - both Saturday and SundayWe're just hours away from day one of the Virtual Air Tattoo! We thought we'd share some of the action we've got lined up for you tomorrow. Join us 11am - 3pm. Links available from www.airtattoo.com/virtual. ... See MoreSee Less

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Another new third-party title is now available from Air-Britain.

Royal Vikings - The Saga of Scandinavian Airlines and Predecessors

Written by well-known expert Günter Endres on Scandinavian aeronautical history, this is the history of SAS and its predecessors from 1920s to present day. DDL began a scheduled passenger service from a naval station in Copenhagen. Sweden with ABA, and later DNL in Norway, also developed significant air links with the rest of Europe. The occupation of Denmark and Norway, during the Second World War disrupted services for a time. After peace returned, the three airlines put cultural, geographic and economic issues aside, combining their resources to establish the world’s first cross-border alliance under the name of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). SAS has remained true to the pioneering spirit of its ancestors and established a global network, well fitted for the 21st next century.

Profusely illustrated with many unique (black & white and colour) photographs and excellent colour side views, this is a book that any civil aviation enthusiast will want to own.

A4, hardback, 262 pages, 319 photographs, 37 colour profiles.
Price: £35.00
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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.