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 ?....
be part of a group who is striving to preserve and share the knowledge
on 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 members will also receive a FREE GIFT!
As a voluntary run organisation we rely on the income from our
talks, membership subscriptions and sales. We receive no government
or local authority funding. All of our Trustees and volunteers
offer their time for free in running the organisation, and giving
up evenings and weekends to help out.
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 a copy of the AHTís in-house
magazine DIRIGIBLE, along
with our newsletters.
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, or depending on the current guidelines online
via Zoom, 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.
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 raise 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
Much 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
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 UK
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 Paypal
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 received your copy of "Dirigible"
magazine for any reason, then please contact our 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, and our newsletter,
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.