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Associations
-The Airship Association caters for all matters relating to modern airship design construction. Full details of airships today. A site worth visiting.
-A site for modern balloonist and hot air airship pilots
- An association of American Airship pilots and enthusiasts. Well worth a visit to see information relating to the American ships and the non rigid operations of the Second World. See photo's of the K series ships which the AHT has a gondola of in it's collection- the K88
- A good site and excellent magazine "Airshipworld" (formerly Gasbag)
- Balloon Barage Reunion Club with details and an extensive website of barage balloons and their important role in national defenses.
- Bedford Aeronautical Heritage Group is responsible for the preservation of the picture, document, and film archive of the former Royal Aircraft Establishment at Thurleigh in Bedfordshire
- Since 1962, the Australian Society of World War One Aero Historians has provided a Sydney based forum for World War One aviation enthusiasts. The Society publishes an annual Journal and quarterly newsletters, and in addition it engages in a varied program of meetings, outings, talks, and other activities.

Membership covers a wide cross-section of interests, including historical research, scale and flying modelling, book collecting, medals, memorabilia - and much more.

- Established in 1986, the Barnes Wallis Foundation aims to inspire, inform and advance education in aeronautical and engineering design, drawing upon and in memory of, the life and work of Sir Barnes Wallis – a genius of our time.
Airship Historical Sites
- The definitive online resource for all details around the activities and people of RAF Cardington.
- An excellent site around the people and crews of the British Airships
- The definitive site on the NS11 - in-depth further research from Peter Lewry following the loss of this ship.
- A superb website with details on the main commercial Zeppelins, along with specific details of the German ships.
- A superb online reference page from the Orkney and Shetland Aviation Research Group: Excellent information on the aviation in the northern isles including the SS ships stationed there
- The Aviation and Aerospace Archives Initiative website containing a guide to archives of UK aircraft manufacturing.
Museums
- The Higgins Bedford, situated in the Castle area of the town, has an extensive display of the history of Bedford along with a section dedicated to Bedford's Airship history. It also has display space and understakes temporary large displays on local airsihp history. The AHT is proud to work closely with experts and superb curatorial team the Higgins Museum
- The Fleet Air Arm Museum: Europe's largest Naval Aviation Collection. An excellent museum, and a must for young and old, well worth multiple visits. Currently preserving the Airship Heritage Trust collection for future display.
- An excellent museum in the north of England with huge static aircraft on display along with displays of local lighter than air history.
-The official site for the Zeppelin Museum, Germany. Well worth a visit both on line or in person.
- The largest private collection of Zeppelin artifacts. Situated in the beautiful town of Meersberg beside Lake Constance. A superb visit for any airship buff, with a wonderful curator and tour guide.
- An excellent Museum dedicated to the Zeppelin base at Tonder.
- Details of the Zeppelin Museum in Zeppelinheim. Good reviews from AHT members who have visited. Site in English and German.
- The Navy Lakehurst Historical Society is an organisation much akin to the A.H.T, interested in the preservation of a historical Airship Station. A site well laid out and well worth visiting with very good information and photo’s.
- An essential part of the LTA history in the UK. A great site with details of the R34, and the other Scottish ships.
- A superb site for this little know area of essential Airship history.
Manufacturers
- Zeppelin NT's official site and operating the Zeppelin NT airship for over 20 years.
- HAV are based in Bedford and have completed thier first flying prototype, the Airlander 10. Follow their site for the new range of large hybrid airships.
- SKIVE Aviation AG, Rorbas/Switzerland: Manufacturer and Operator of unmanned airships for TV, surveillance and advertising
- AHA Ltd. has been involved in the design and development of modern buoyant aircraft for several decades, in four countries. Now we are focusing on the manufacturing of the Patroller 3 hybrid aircraft. With its long endurance capability (3 day/night), this aircraft is ideal for manned missions such as patrol and surveillance of borders and coastlines. Check out their plans and project prototypes for some great new advanced high speed airships.
- Atlas LTA are based in Israel and have a range of LTA products. They are leading with electric airships, so check out their website for more details.
- The German project for cargo carrying. Excellent site with impressive amount of data on the project.
- Goodyear have been fundamental in Airship development since the 1920's and are still striving forward as one of the most well known airship manufacturers and operators in the world. A good site.
- The German project for cargo carrying. Excellent site with impressive amount of data on the project.
- The UN use of airships for mineseeking over war fields
Shortstown and Local Cardington related Sites
- Studio tours show the list of films which Cardington shed 2 has been used for
- Details of the Cardington Sheds now a Film Studio
- Link to the Raddison Hotel, Central Bedford and host location of the 2020 Airship Association and Airship Heritage Trust Convention

- Link to the local Travelodge hotel should you want to explore the local area of Bedford

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Other Interesting Airship Sites
- The amazing graphical design site of Juanita Franzi. Aero Illustrations is the site for graphical images (designer of the R101 dive image)
- A side dedicated to the Cardington sheds with artwork and poetry inspired by the sheds and the airships
- Airship and Blimp Hybrid pilot Services
 

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