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Membership and Donations

We 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.

New Members Welcome Gift: Airship Navigator by E.A.Johnston

Why Join ?

To 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.

To 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 along with our regular newsletters. You can also download free copies of our excellent magazine Dirigible here from our online archive.

All new members will also receive a FREE GIFT.


Membership Benefits
New Members receive a FREE GIFT! worth £19.95
As a member, you will receive three times per year a copy of the AHT in-house magazine DIRIGIBLE, along with our newsletters.      

A copy of the excellent book, Airship Navigator by E.A. Johnston, will be sent to all new members.

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.

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 online via Teams, and also a lecture 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 E-mail us.

To see the work we have done - click here



How Much Does it Cost?

UK membership costs £30 per year

Overseas membership is £40 per year


How To Join


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 here


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Pay by Standing Order
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You can cancel at any time though your Paypal account.
Click here for the Airship Heritage Trust Standing Order Membership Form


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 so here


Membership 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 income.

For new members

Moving 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 Secretary

If you are an existing member and want to change to the new UK Standing order basis:


Your Data is Protected - our privacy policy

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.

For more information please download our privacy policy statement


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