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Inside you will find an extensive history relating to all of the British Airships from 1900 to the present day. The Trust is a charitable, not for profit, voluntary run organisation based in the U.K aiming to promote the interest and study in the history of airships and lighter than air travel, along with the preservation of Cardington airship station and its principal buildings


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2017 AGM details - Memebers and guests are welcome to the Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk on the R34....... more  
Back to the air! ...HAV Airlander 10 ready for retun to flight trial April 2017.. more
Rare photos of the Ismailia Mast under construction added to the Ismailia mast page more....
Extensive range of new Photos of the Cardington Mast construction and testing added to the site more...
100 Years ago, on the evening of 2nd September 1916 over Cuffley, Hertfordshire, the first Zeppelin "Baby Killer" was downed... 21 year old William Leefe Robinson, was awarded the first airship Victoria Cross 48 hours after managing to shoot down the the Schutte-Lanz SL11, one of the fleet of airship raiders of WW1 in his BE-2c night fighter bi-plane, armed with 2 new sets of incendiary bullets...more
In time for the World Media unveiling 21st March 2016- the Airlander 10 page has been updated with new pictures and details...more
R101 Memorial - AHT funds improvements and restoration.... more
Click on our interactive Media page to see shots of the ships in flight
HAV Airlander 10 ready for trial flights March 2016.. more  
The Airship Heritage Trust and members are proud to help our friends at Shortstown Heritage raise funds for the new R101 Airship Shortstown Gateway Signs and time capsual project....can you help -? donate now !... more  
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HAV Airlander update and request for crowdfunding....more
Reinstating a forgotten memorial for the R101...more
Skyship 500 and Skyship 600 pages updated with new pictures and details...more
Graf Zeppelin UK flight log Did the Graf Zeppelin fly over your town?: ... more  
Dining in the sky... R101 Menu's and wine list discovered.... details added on the R101 page.  
Shed 1 Restoration pictures progress *updated*.. more  
New Photos uncovered of docking rafts for airships : added to the Learing Zone library ...more  
R101 Crew biographies page updated with details per crew member.....more

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Did You Know...???
Airships can be divided up in to 3 categories. Rigid, semi-rigid and non-rigid. Rigid means that the airship contains a skeletal frame structure ("keel") and non-rigid means that it is devoid of internal structure.


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