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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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COVID-19 Latest ...  

Limited Edition R 101 and R 100 flight to Canada 90th Anniversary Commemorative Covers. To commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the final flight of the H.M.A R 101, and the R 100 flight to Canada, new exclusive postal covers are now available... more


-- Joint Convention News Update 2020 --

The Airship Heritage Trust and Airship Association regrets to announce that in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it will not be possible to hold the Joint Airship Convention and public display planned this year in Bedford. We aim to postpone the event and move the booking to to next year, in September/October 2021. We look forward to seeing members and friends then.

Airship Unboxing - What's in your box? As part of the Bedford Creative Arts "Airship Dreams" project we are looking for our members and the public to join in this fun oral history recording project, to record for posterity what connects you to airships, and why? ......more  
Barnes Wallis' R80, the first truly streamlined ship celebrates it's centenary of it's first flight......more
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Armstrong Whitworth's R39, a ship started but never completed... new research unveils what happened to the sister of the R 38 ....more
Expore our archive of Dirigible Magazines ... all of our archive of our in-house magazine is now available to be researched and downloaed .... more  
AD1 The First Private Airship .....Read the story of the first British private airship ...more  
Aerospace Developments AD 500...The fist airship of a new Era... read the story of how this ship launched the new generation of airships.... more
Advanced Airship Corporation .... the Isle of Man company who developed the ANR 1 in the 1980's added to the Airship Index ... more  
Bedford Creative Arts "Airship Dreams"... AHT teams up with the great new Bedford Creative Arts Project.....more
Airlander 10 production design "nose to tail" changes released... more  
Limited Edition R-100 90th Anniversary Commemorative Cover available... 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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