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.

Quick Links


Below is the latest feed from our Facebook page :

1 week ago


As well as our own range of publications, we also sell selected titles from third parties. We have just added four new titles covering a range of subjects
The Argentinian Register - LV onwards - £25.00
Junkers F13 (New book in addition to 52/3m) - £37.50
Mach III World Air Forces Directory - £29.95
Mach III US Military Out of Service - £27.50
All are available through our secure website
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago


Air-Britain is pleased to be a member of Aviation Heritage UK, formerly known as the British Aircraft Preservation Council.

Aviation Heritage UK represents the needs and aspirations of Britain’s unique aviation collections.
Regular Members’ meetings around the country enable discussion and networking, and the sharing of examples of best practice. A range of activities from safety training to skills education are held at Members’ own locations. Loans for projects are available, together with advice on funding opportunities.
Members of Aviation Heritage UK are inspiring the young of today to become the pilots, engineers and technicians of the future.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago


The next meeting of the Milton Keynes Aviation Society is a change from the originally planned event.

Jean Yates - The Met Office and D-Day

Central Forecasting Office moved to Dunstable in 1940 and remained there until 1961. Forecasters were secretly told at 0800hrs the bombing targets planned for the next 24hours.
They kept in contact with the aircraft until the last one had landed, constantly planning winds and rewriting their charts.

It was the Chief Met Officer’s job to persuade Eisenhower to postpone D-Day and make perhaps the most important forecast in history

All meetings are held in the Kents Hill Community Centre, Frithwood Crescent, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes, MK7 6HQ.

Doors open at 7.30 p.m. and lectures begin at 8.00 p.m.

For more details contact our Lectures Organiser Ian Carr
E-mail: iancarruk@aol.com or Tel (Home): 01234 742057
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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.