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 2,800 members - many of them outside the UK. It is a registered charity (the Air-Britain Trust Ltd.) run by a board of Trustees 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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It is that time of year - the renewal pages for our magazines are now up on our secure website at www.air-britain.co.uk/actmembers/index.htmlOne or two year membership also makes a great Christmas present idea for friends or familySubscription renewals for 2022 (or 2022/23) may now be made atwww.air-britain.co.uk/actmembers[The website can also be accessed from www.air-britain.com by clicking SUBSCRIPTIONS]One year rates Jan-Dec 2022 areCategory A (ABNews) £45;Category B (AvWorld) £36;Category C (both magazines) £80.Two year rates are also shown including a £2 overall discount.Europe & Rest of the World rates are higher to reflect Air Mail postage rates.5-DIGIT MEMBERSHIP NUMBER and CURRENT EXPIRY DATEIf you can’t remember your 5-digit membership number or whether your existing subscription expires Dec 2021, PLEASE WAIT for your magazine(s) to arrive.The panel on the ‘Renewal Notice’ address label will show these details.No action is required if your existing subscription expires Dec'22.NO WEBSITE LOG-IN REQUIREDThe membership/magazine subscription websites DOES NOT require a user to log-in. No Username or Password is required.QUERIESApart from the above, any membership subscription queries should be made by e-mail to membership@air-britain.co.uk ALL RENEWALS SHOULD PLEASE BE PLACED THROUGH THE WEBSITEAlthough the 'renewal notice' contains a form for renewal, this is included for those without internet access.We no longer accept cheques, both for health reasons and because of issues around the costs and logistics of banking them. ... See MoreSee Less
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We have another airline history from the publishers European AirlinesDriving Force – The history of Sabena Airlines and predecessorby Günter Endreswww.air-britain.co.uk/actbooks/acatalog/SABENAHistory--158.html#SID=15Produced to the normal high standards by this well respected author, this history of the Belgian national carrier includes details of its predecessor and successor airlines. Unusually, the beginnings and early development of Belgian aviation was not to be found in Europe, but in its colony in Central Africa, where Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne, always known as Sabena, went on to establish an extensive network of scheduled services within the Belgian Congo, and also inaugurated the Ligne impériale between Belgium and the Congo. A limited European network was also flown, as was a North American service after the World War Two. The loss of the Congo, which became independent in 1960, and with it, some two-thirds of its income, was a hefty blow from which it never fully recovered. An ill-fated alliance finally forced it into bankruptcy in 2001.The book is well illustrated throughout with period and contemporary photographs, maps, colour side views of Sabena aircraft & helicopters and marketing collateral. There are histories of all the Sabena aircraft.A4, hardback, 163 pages, 155 photographs Members and Non-members £30.00 ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Historic Helicopters near Chard are keeping busy! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

The first major aviation trade show since the pandemic is taking place in Dubai at DWC. More details will appear on Air-Britain channels as soon as we have recovered from the heat 🥵 ... 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.