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Our 100th Edition magazine!

Autumn 2023 (November 2023)

Welcome to the Dirigible Magazine Online Library

Dirigible is the Airship Heritage Trust in-house magazine, issued free of charge three times a year to members. Dirigible Magazine covers a wide range of airship topics, from the early days of lighter than air travel, to more recent decades.

The library contains all of our editions, starting from the first edition in April 1989, up to the present day.

The Dirigible Archive contains a wealth of articles from editions published when the organisation first started often submitted by the founder members of the Trust, and relatives of the airship crews. Many of the articles have never been published in books, and often contain the latest research and updates on the history of lighter than air travel.

Newsletters Archive

We also have a membership newsletter, and the newsletter archive can be accessed here


Dirigible Index Search

If you would like to search any subject in our extensive Dirigible archive, we have developed an index document which will enable you to quickly search and find a paper, article or photograph which has been published. The index has been produced for members to be able to quickly find previous articles and research. Click on the link and download the excel index file to search. Please click here (xls. spreadsheet)

You can also use the searchbox below to search for a keyword or phrase throughout the whole website and any articles within any of the magazines stored on the website.





The Airship Heritage Trust Journal - Dirigible - occasionally receives requests from readers for information concerning artifacts that they have come across or for answers to questions related to airship history to which no one among the readership responds.

A selection of these unsolved mysteries are now being put before a wider audience on this website. If any reader can help in any way with information concerning any of the following then the editor would be delighted to hear from them.

Submitting a Article

To submit articles, photographs or comments; or to request advertising information, we are happy to accept email content in MS Word or test files along with the following photo file formats .jpg .png or .gif

To submit your article, please email our Editor Dr Giles Camplin

Or you can write to:

AHT Publications,
67 Gordon Road,
London SE15 2AF

Mob: 07787 153083
Tel: 0207 732 9243

All submitted articles and photographs required for return must be accompanied by a suitably addressed envelope and full return postage. No responsibility can be assumed for unsolicited materials.

All letters (or email correspondence) sent to Dirigible will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication and copyright purposes and are subject to the Dirigible editor's unrestricted right to edit and comment editorially.

Acceptance of advertising does not in any way imply endorsement of either products or services by the AHT or Dirigible. We welcome any report of inferior merchandise or services delivered through our advertising so that corrective measures can be taken. The contents of Dirigible are copyright and no part of this publication may be reprinted, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form, or reproduced by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior permission from the copyright owner.

We are pleased to offer access to our online editions free of charge, the PDF formatted editions can be downloaded below.

Please note that we keep the last 12 months editions exclusively available for our members only.


Should you wish to complete your collection of magazines, back copies of the Dirigible magazine are available in hard copy. If you require a copy then please email us for details. Please note that some editions are no longer available. We also have a number of dark blue Dirigible Binders available to hold your back copies perfectly. Each binder can hold up to 12 editions, equating to 4 years of magazines. Please email us for details.
Click on the cover of the edition to download in PDF format
Winter 2022
Spring 2023(available for members)
Summer 2023(available for members)
Autumn 2023(available for members)
Autumn 2020 No.91
Spring 2021 No.92
Summer 2021 No. 93
Winter 2021 No.94
Spring 2022 No.95
Summer 2022 No.96
Autumn 2018 No.85
Spring 2019 No.86
Summer 2019 No.87
Autumn 2019 No.88
Spring 2020 No.89
Summer 2020 No.90
Autumn 2016 No.79
Spring 2017 No.80
Summer 2017 No.81
Autumn 2017 No.82
Spring 2018 No.83
Summer 2018 No.84
Autumn 2014 No.73
Spring 2015 No.74
Summer 2015 No.75
Autumn 2015 No.76
Spring 2016 No.77
Summer 2016 No.78
Autumn 2012 No.67
Spring 2013 No.68
Summer 2013 No.69
Autumn 2013 No.70
Spring 2014 No.71
Summer 2014 No.72
Autumn 2010 No.61
Spring 2011 No.62
Summer 2011 No.63
Autumn 2011 No.64
Spring 2012 No.65
Summer 2012 No.66
Autumn 2008 No.55
Spring 2009 No.56
Summer 2009 No.57
Autumn 2009 No.58
Spring 2010 No.59
Summer 2010 No.60
Autumn 2006 Vol XVIII - No 3
Spring 2007 Vol XIX - No 1
Summer 2007 No.51
Autumn 2007 No.52
Spring 2008 No.53
Summer 2008 No.54
Autumn 2004 Vol XV - No 2
Spring 2005 Vol XVI- No 1
Summer 2005 Vol XVI- No 2
Autumn 2005 Vol XVII - No 3
Spring 2006 Vol XVIII - No 1
Summer 2006 Vol XVIII - No 2
Winter 2001 Vol XII - No 3
Spring 2002 Vol XIII - No 1
Summer 2002 Vol XIII - No 2
Autumn 2002 Vol XIII - No 3
2003 (Single Issue) Vol XIV
Spring 2004 Vol XV - No 1
Autumn 1999 Vol X - No 2
Spring 2000 Vol XI - No 1
Summer 2000 Vol XI - No 2
Winter 2000 Vol XI - No 3
Spring 2001 Vol XII - No 1
Summer 2001 Vol XII - No 2
Spring 1997 Vol VIII - No 1
Summer 1997 Vol VIII - No 2
Winter 1997 Vol VIII - No 3
Spring and Summer 1998Vol IX - No 1 & 2
Autumn 1998 Vol IX - No 3 & 4
Summer 1999 R 100 R 101 Special Edition Vol X - No 1
Summer 1995 Vol VI - No 1
Autumn 1995 Vol VI - No 2
Spring 1996 Vol VII - No 1
Summer 1996 Vol VII - No 2
Autumn 1996 Vol VII - No 3
Winter 1996 Vol VII - No 4
Spring 1993 Vol IV - No 1 & 2
Summer 1993 R100 Special Edition Vol IV - No 3 & 4
Spring 1994 R101 Special Edition Vol V - No 1
Summer 1994 Vol V - No 2
Autumn 1994 Vol V - No 3
Winter 1994 Vol V - No 4
Autumn 1991 No 7
Winter 1991No 8
Spring 1992 No 9
Summer 1992 No 10
Autumn 1992 No 11
Winter 1992 No 12
Spring 1989 No 1
Summer 1989 No 2
Autumn 1989 No 3
Autumn 1990 No 4
Spring 1991No 5
Summer 1991 No 6


Dirigible Editor
Dr. Giles Camplin
67 Gordon Road, London SE15 2AF
Tel/Fax 0207 732 0488
All Contents © The Airship Heritage Trust 2021. All rights reserved. Printed in England. The views expressed by contributors, or the claims made by advertisers, that are published in Dirigible are not necessarily those of the editor, nor of the AHT.
This magazine is intended as a source of general information only.


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