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.
Can you help ?....2021 fundraising programme
be part of a group who is striving to preserve this important
part of aviation history which is the driving force for the Trust.
be able to see how the hard work of the members has ensured that
airship history will continue for future generations.
Receive 3 copies a year of the excellent in-house Magazine"Dirigible",
containing latest research and articles relating to the history
of lighter than air travel. You can also download free copies
of our excellent magazine Dirigible
here from our online archive.
new U.K members will also receive a FREE GIFT!
raise additional donations to our funds through our talks programmes
however we need more help.
2021 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
banner 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.
We are always grateful of donations and so if you would like to
make a donation to the Airship Heritage Trust, then please do
As a member,
you will receive, three times per year free of charge, a copy
of the AHTís 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
is vital to us as we do not receive any Government Funding
or corporate backing, and so we rely totally on voluntary
help and donations and the generosity of the support from membership
memberships. We also riase money through donations made at our
talks programme, and lectures. However with the rising costs for
postage, and printing, we are always dependent on our membership
memberships to form the bulk of our income.
Does it Cost?
costs £25 per year, and overseas membership is £35.
You can join
the following ways - Via PayPal or using a Standing
Order from for your bank. If you would like to join, pay via
PayPal and we'll automatically be notified. You can also just
fill in and print off the Membership form with your standing order
details or a cheque - and return it to our Membership
Secretary. Once membership has been processed and accepted,
then your name will be added to the membership register. Please
also read our privacy statement which can be downloaded
Online and Pay via PayPal
pay by Standing Order you can complete the following membership
form and include your bank details for a standing order form to
A copy of the excellent book, Airship Navigator by E.A. Johnston,
will be sent to all new members in the U.K.
Airship Navigator tells the fascinating story of the mainstream
of British Airships from the point of one man who flew them between
1916 and 1930 - and also contains an account of some pioneering
commercial aeroplane operations in which he was involved in the
formative years of 1923-27.
As well as telling the story of his father life, "Johnnie
Johnson" also offers his own re-examination of the original
evidence relating to the loss of R101, and of a computer study
of the behavior of the airship in those last moments at Beauvais.
note your Paypal membership will auto renew from 12 months of
the data of joining. You can cancel at any time though your
or Change of Address?
It can daunting
to remember all of the things which need to be done when moving.
Often reminding us of your change of address is overlooked. If
you find you have not recieved your copy of "Dirigible"
magazine for any reason, then please contact oue Membership
you are an existing member and want to change to the new UK Standing
The Airship Heritage Trust
is very careful about the amount of mail and email we send to
members. Other then the Dirigible Magazine, will contact you only
when we feel there is something you would benefit from, and only
if it relates directly to your interest in the Airship Heritage
Trust's activities. Your Contact details will never be passed
to other organisations.