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Members Reminder: Subscriptions are now due for 2018 membership

We at the Airship Heritage Trust pride ourselves as being an organisation open to those with an interest in the history of lighter than air travel, young or old, whether in the UK or not.

To be part of a group who is striving to preserve this important part of aviation history is the driving force for the Trust. To be able to see how the hard work of the members has ensured that airship history will continue for future generations.


Membership is vital to us as we do not receive any Government Funding or corporate backing, and so we rely totally on voluntary help and donation kind generosity of the membership subscriptions. We also raisee money through donations made at our talks programme, and lectures. However with the rising costs for postage, and printing, we are always depenent on our membership subsciptions to form the bulk of our income.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE INCREASE IN POSTAGE COSTS, THE OVERSEAS MEMBERSHIP IS NOW GBP 35.00. The reason for the increase is that it now costs over GBP 6.00 to post to the USA and Australia.

How To Join
For new members:
You can join the following ways - Via PayPal / Standing Order from your bank or by cheque.- If you would like to join, pay via PayPal or just fill in and print off the Membershp form - and return it to our membership secretary, along with the relevant subscription. Once membership has been processed and accepted, then your name will be added to the membership register.

  *NEW* Join Online and Pay via PayPal

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To pay by Standing Order:

If you are an existing member and want to change to the new UK Standing order basis:


- Wait for the postman to deliver your copy of "Dirigible"

Can you help ?....2018 fundraising programme

We raise additional donations to our funds through our talks programmes however we need more help.

In 2018 we are looking to raise £1,000 for the creation of a mobile educational display banners which can be put up along with our display pictures in Schools or Libraries to show the history of British Airships and the R101. If you would like to help us, please donate below

We are always grateful of donations and so if you would like to make a donation to the Airship Heritage Trust, then please do so here.

  • Example of display panels kindly created and paid by the Houses of Parliament Estate, provided for the backdrop of the R101 plaque, in St Stephen's Hall, House of Parliament.

    Each one costs £230 and we would like to create our own similar display, which can be moved easily, and show in schools, libraries, museum's and buildings of historic significance.

Please note, membership and entitlement to Dirigible is as follows (taking the year 2018 as an example):

Person joining on or before 30th June 2018

Membership valid until 31st December 2018 -Entitled to the three issues of Dirigible published during 2017

Person joining on or after 1st July 2018

Membership valid until 31st December 2018 - Entitled to those issues of Dirigible published between date of joining and 31st December 2017
Membership Benefits

As a member, you will receive, three times per year free of charge, a copy of the AHT’s in-house magazine DIRIGIBLE.

DIRIGIBLE is a high quality journal full of leading articles and reviews by authorities in the lighter than air field. A must for all Airship enthusiasts.

We hold an AGM at a location close to Shortstown, or Cardington in June each year, and also a lecture or filmshow afterwards. Members are able to come, meet other members as a social gathering, and be part the organisation. The Trust has also arranged international visits for members, an also is actively setting up social events.

Being an AHT member also means that you can attend joint meetings and events often held with other the Airship Association.

The AHT is always looking for young and enthusiastic members. If you would like to become actively involved in the Trust and if you could spare us some free time, please feel free to E-mail us.

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