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.
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 Mazainge "Dirigible",
containing latest research and articles relating to the history
of lighter than air travel. You
can download 5 free copies of our excellent magazine Dirigible
new U.K members will also receive a FREE GIFT!
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 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
dependent on our membership subscriptions to form the bulk of
How Much Does
membership costs £25 per year, and overseas membership is
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.
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 Membership 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.
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 teh 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 behviour of the airship in those last moments at Beauvais.
you are an existing member and want to change to the new UK Standing
raise additional donations to our funds through our talks programmes
however we need more help.
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
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.
note, membership and entitlement to Dirigible is as follows (taking
the year 2019 as an example):
Person joining on or before 30th June 2019
Membership valid until 31st December 2019 -Entitled to the three
issues of Dirigible published during 2018
Person joining on or after 1st July 2019
Membership valid until 31st December 2019 - Entitled to those issues
of Dirigible published between date of joining and 31st December
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.
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