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Air-Britain, traditionally sub-titled "The International Association of Aviation Enthusiasts", is a non-profit aviation society founded in July 1948. In April 1968, the association was incorporated into a company limited by guarantee, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. With over 4,000 members worldwide, Air-Britain publishes books about worldwide civilian and military aviation, that are sold via bookshops, air show stands, mail order and via a secure sales website. Four regular journals are published, with coverage of both current and historical aviation themes. Air-Britain periodically organises events such as aircraft fly-ins and aircraft recognition competitions.[1][2]

On 16 April 2015, the status of Air-Britain changed from a Private company limited by guarantee, in the form of Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd, to a British charity, in the form of Air-Britain Trust Ltd.[3][4]


Aviation World (all aviation) - quarterly
Archive (historical civil aviation) - quarterly
Aeromilitaria (historical military aviation) - quarterly
Air-Britain News (current aviation) - monthly

Defunct journalsEdit

Archived scans of many of these are progressively being made available as PDF files on CDs.[2]

British Civil Register News, 1948 - Jun 1953 (renamed British Civil Aviation News)
British Military Serial Numbers, 1950 - Jul 1954 (renamed British Military Aviation News)
Overseas Civil Register News, 1952 - 1957
British Civil Aviation News, Jul 1953 - Dec 1965 (absorbed into Air-Britain Digest)
Overseas Airline News, Jul 1953 - Dec 1963 (absorbed into Air-Britain Digest)
British Military Aviation News, Aug 1954 - Dec 1963 (absorbed into Air-Britain Digest and Aeromilitaria)
Commonwealth Aviation News, Jan 1958 - May 1961 (absorbed into Air-Britain Digest)
European Aviation News, Jan 1958 - Dec 1963 (absorbed into Air-Britain Digest)
Aircraft Movements Review, May 1959 - Dec 1963 (absorbed into Air-Britain Digest)
Air-Britain Digest, 1948 - Dec 2002 (renamed Air-Britain Aviation World)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Aeroplane Monthly". UK: IPC Media Ltd. June 1981: 21. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b Official website
  3. ^ The Air Historian magazine on Facebook
  4. ^ Details at Charity Commission

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