Links

The following links to external websites have been chosen for further relevant information or other key source material. We hope these links will provide a valuable resource for background information, useful practical information, entertainment or enjoyment, as well as for further informed comment.

The Historic Aircraft Association is not responsible for the content of external websites, and the inclusion of a link to an external website from the HAA website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners (or their products/services).

Events & Displays

The Great War Display Team
www.greatwardisplayteam.co.uk
The years of the Sky Knights are recreated for your display by the Great War Display Team. In an exhilarating display of some 12 to 15 minutes, you will see the sky is filled with up to 10 aircraft as the allied aircraft tussle with their German counterparts for control of the air.

The Royal International Air Tattoo
www.rafcte.com
The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world's largest military air show and is held annually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.

Wings Around Britain - Polly Vacher
www.worldwings.org
Wings Around Britain is Polly Vacher's challenge to fly around the UK landing at all 206 airfields in the Jeppesen VFR Manual, between 21 May and 31 July 2007, to promote flying for the disabled.

Magazines

Aeroplane Monthly
www.aeroplanemonthly.com
Aeroplane Monthly is at the heart of the historic aircraft enthusiast community. This lively and authoritative magazine features aviation history, preservation, nostalgia and personal recollections from pilots and ground crew. Aeroplane will feed your passion for the "golden age" of flying.

Aircraft Illustrated Magazine
www.aircraftillustrated.com
A unique magazine for the modern aviation enthusiast, Aircraft Illustrated is unbeatable in its coverage of the complete aviation scene - civil, military, and historical.Exclusives, full-length features, an extensive news section with aviation stories from around the world, the best airshow reports, interviews, comprehensive product reviews, competitions, plus special supplements and posters throughout the year - Aircraft Illustrated delivers it all in just one magazine.

Cross and Cockade
www.crossandcockade.com
Cross & Cockade International (CCI) is the First World War Aviation Historical Society with around 1,500 members in 25 countries all over the world. CCI is a non-profit making organisation that researches and publishes information on all aspects of the First World War in the air, 1914-1918.

Flyer
www.flyer.co.uk
FLYER is the UK's brightest and best flying magazine, combining exclusive flight tests, technical features and fantastic flying adventures with some of the most informed General Aviation writing around. It also incorporates Sport FLYER aimed purely at grassroots aviation and light sports aircraft.

Flypast
www.flypast.com
Britain's top selling aviation monthly.

Pilot
www.pilotweb.aero
Pilot magazine is the UK's best-selling general aviation monthly magazine. Pilot has been published for more than 35 years and has won more awards for the quality and authority of its journalism than any other UK flying magazine.

Today's Pilot
www.todayspilot.co.uk
Europe's best General Aviation magazine is essential reading for pilots and would-be pilots featuring surveys, in-depth flight tests, training, navigation, technical issues, meteorology and aircraft systems.

Clubs

Aeronca Club
http://www.aeronca.co.uk
The Aeronca Club of Great Britain exists to provide a focal point for the interest, mutual benefit and enjoyment of all Aeronca owners, pilots and enthusiasts, wherever they are, and hold regular fly-ins in the UK and Europe where members can meet.

The Chipmunk Club
http://www.dhc-1chipmunkclub.co.uk
The Club issues two magazines a year and is part of the consortium negotiating to take over the product support on vintage de Havilland aircraft.

de Havilland Moth Club
www.dhmothclub.co.uk
The de Havilland Moth Club evolved from a belief that an association of owners and operators of Moth aeroplanes should be formed to create a suitable environment for safeguarding the type; for the interchange of spare parts and encouragement of the widest possible spread of technical information and assistance.

International Auster Club
http://www.austerclub.org
The International Auster Club was founded in 1973 and publishes the 'International Auster Club News' quarterly magazine. It's purpose is to provide a link between the Club's international membership and to encourage support for Auster aircraft.

Vintage Aircraft Club
http://www.vintageaircraftclub.org.uk
The Vintage Aircraft Club aims to keep old aircraft in the air through a variety of flying and social events throughout the year.

Organisations

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
www.aopa.co.uk
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association UK (AOPA UK) is a member of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA). With a total membership of over 400,000 in 50 countries, it is the largest association for pilots in the world.

General Aviation Awareness Council
www.gaac.co.uk
The GAAC is the most representative UK body in General Aviation and is recognised as such by Government, the CAA and others to be the organisation that speaks for General Aviation on planning and environmental issues.

General Aviation Safety Council
www.gasco.org.uk
GASCo is a Charity that works to improve flight safety in all forms of general aviation. It is funded by the contributions of member organisations, pilots, aviation authorities and the public. It is also a negotiating organisation with an office and three part-time staff at Rochester Airport, Kent.

Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators
www.gapan.org/
The Guild is a body of people interested in every kind of flying; whether it's light aircraft for pleasure or sport, whether it's commercial, passenger or service; and who want to talk about flying and improve the techniques of flying and of airmanship.

Light Aircraft Association
www.laa.uk.com
The most dynamic, active and experienced flying association in the UK! The LAA is open to all pilots, aircraft owners/operators and enthusiasts. The LAA keeps flying affordable and fun! All types of aircraft are included from sub 115kg, micro-lights, home builds, Vintage & Classic and owners of C of A types. Piloting techniques can be brushed up or taught by the LAA Coaches. Members meet regularly at Struts or clubs around the country and organise social and flying events. Most importantly, the LAA is in continual discussions with the regulators in both the UK and Europe to keep General Aviation affordable, fun and with the minimum of regulation.

UK Warbirds
www.uk-warbirds.net
Your guide to historic military aviation in the UK. On this site you will find aircraft histories, news about UK air displays and when they are taking place, and a run down of warbird operators and owners.

Museums, Collections and Historic Flights

Biggles Biplane
www.biggles-biplane.com
Biggles Biplane’ is a replica BE-2c commissioned in 1969 by the makers of the film ‘Biggles Sweeps the Skies”. It was the start of an eventful life. Flown, crashed and stored for 25 years in the USA, it is now being restored to fly again by Matthew Boddington and Steve Slater, back at its birthplace in the UK.

The Catalina Society
www.catalina.org.uk
The Catalina Society's aim is to keep a Catalina flying boat airworthy at Duxford for the foreseeable future and to help "the golden era of aviation" remain alive today in order to inspire the younger generations with the wonders of aviation in general and the remarkable achievements of the Catalina in particular. The Society displays the Catalina on the ground and in flight, to a wide audience, and allows individuals to fly in the Catalina, whenever possible.

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton
www.fleetairarm.com
Europe's No.1 Naval Aviation Museum. The FAA Museum is one of the group of four museums which together tell the story of the Royal Navy to meet the Second Sea Lord's Mission Statement for the naval museums: "To promote understanding of the role the Royal Navy has played in the nation's life and history through the centuries, using important and valued collections for exhibit, education and research."

Imperial War Museum, Duxford
www.iwm.org.uk/
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'war-time experience'.

Newark Air Museum
www.newarkairmuseum.co.uk
The museum's collection currently stands at 70 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. These include transport, training and reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters and a diverse selection of jet fighters and bombers.

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
www.bbmf.co.uk
This website contains details of the aircraft, facilities and personnel of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. You can discover the history behind every aircraft the Flight operates, and meet the pilots who fly and the engineers and groundcrew who maintain and support these magnificent machines.

RAF Museum Hendon & Cosford
www.rafmuseum.org.uk
The RAF Museum is a huge aviation resource offering clear, easy-to-understand information, extensive, well-presented exhibitions and projects in depth, about aviation and aviation history.

Royal Navy Historic Flight
www.royalnavyhistoricflight.org.uk
The Royal Navy Historic Flight was established at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton in 1972 in order to preserve Naval heritage, and to be a living memorial to all Fleet Air Arm personnel, especially those who gave their lives in maintaining the freedom of our nation.

Sally B B17 Flying Fortress
www.sallyb.org.uk
B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B is the last remaining airworthy B-17 in the UK, from where she flies regularly at air shows, memorial flypasts and commemorative events as a memorial to the USAAF in Europe.

Shuttleworth Collection
www.shuttleworth.org
A unique flying collection showcasing the first one hundred years of flight.

Tangmere Military Air Museum
www.tangmere-museum.org.uk
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was established in 1982 on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. From its beginnings in 1916, through its illustrious service as one of Britain's front line fighter bases during WW2 and on to its key role as home to the world speed record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight in the post war years it has occupied a unique place in aviation history.

Vulcan to the Sky Trust
www.tvoc.co.uk
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust aims to preserve and protect AVRO Vulcan G-VLCN ( XH558), and to return her to full working order for the benefit of the public

Vulcan Trust
www.avrovulcan.com
The Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) is a charity which owns Avro Vulcan XL426 and consists of ordinary men and women like you - who are keen to preserve and restore our British aviation heritage.

Yorkshire Air Museum
www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk
The museum is a living memorial to all the Allied Air Forces personnel who operated from Yorkshire during the Second World War, and particularly the thousands of young people who gave their lives in that conflict. The museum aims to be relevant to present day generations by explaining in a realistic way what life was like on a typical wartime bomber station, as well as displaying the history of aviation.

Airfields

Shoreham Airport
www.shorehamairport.co.uk
Shoreham Airport is at the forefront of general aviation in the UK, and a major base for flying activities on the South Coast. Serving the South Coast, the City of Brighton & Hove and the town of Worthing are both within a short drive of the Airport. The airport benefits from direct access from the main A27, and a main line rail station is within easy reach.

Sywell Aerodrome
www.sywellaerodrome.co.uk
Set in the heart of Northamptonshire, Sywell boasts one of the best General Aviation Airfields in the United Kingdom. With superb airfield facilities and a wonderful Art Deco styled Hotel, it is easy to see why many pilots consider this one of the finest fly-in destinations.

White Waltham Aerodrome
www.wlac.co.uk
West London Aero Club provide you with the means to take your first steps into the world of aviation.

Aviation Support

Fly on Track: Keeping the GA Pilot Informed
www.flyontrack.co.uk
The only UK website devoted solely to Airspace Infringements - run by GASCo, the General Aviation Safety Council, thanks to funds supplied by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). GASCo is entirely independent of the CAA and welcomes your informed and responsible opinion.

SticknRudder
www.sticknrudder.co.uk
An on-line resource for General Aviation pilots.

General

Clark Ricketts
www.clarkricketts.com
Clark Ricketts is a firm of solicitors advising exclusively on aviation law matters and assisting all sectors of the aviation industry.

Focus On Flight
www.focusonflight.net
An aviation photography site with a friendly community feel that isn't too restrictive with upload guidelines yet still has a strong emphasis on quality. Easy to use as a photographer and as a viewer, Focus on Flight's database of images is constantly growing.

Ubiquity Communications Limited
www.ubiquity-media.co.uk
The Historic Aircraft Association website was created and sponsored by Ubiquity Communications, an award-winning media production company providing video, interactive media and live events for effective business communication.