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 :

6 days ago


Many of you will have enjoyed the Daks over Duxford or Daks over Normandy events, or perhaps the Berlin Airlift anniversary celebrations. A major part of this was the contribution of the D-Day Squadron which was responsible for the 15 Dakotas that crossed from the USA. Well here are the statistics for that memorable outing.We didn’t believe it. So we checked and double checked. And now we BELIEVE.

The D-Day Squadron numbers are verified, and incredible. Have a look for yourself, below. For example, 45,000 miles of open-water flying over the cold north Atlantic, 100,000 gallons of fuel used, and 2.6 million people reached on social media.

Most important, the world saw us honor the men & women of D-Day, 75 years later.

Was it worth it? There are three answers: Yes, yes, and YES!

#DDaySquadron #DDay75 #infographic
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6 days ago


Looks like somebody was getting ready for the UK's biggest air show, at Fairford this coming weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago


If you have ordered something through our website recently, you may have noticed that there has not been an e-mail acknowledgement. This is due to an issue with our software, but the order has been processed and will be despatched the next time the warehouse team are on site. Sorry if this causes any confusion. ... 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.