Aviation Archaeologist

The "Aviation Archaeologist" is the magazine produced by the BAAC for its members. The magazine was first published by the then Aviation Archaeologists' Association in 1974. Its main principle has remained relatively unchanged since then, that is to provide relevant news to the membership along with articles written by the members about their own projects and or research.

The magazine is sent out to all the members and to subscribers. Subscription for non-members of the BAAC 10.00 including P&P for four issues (15.00 overseas), back copies of Series No.3 can also be purchased from the Council for 2.50 per issue, some copies of Series No.2 are also still available (Issues prior to No.41 are priced at 1.50 each). To subscribe please use the membership contact form.

The different editions have been published in Volumes and Series over the years, the current ones under Series No.3

Issues which are still available as back issues are indicated in the menu, however the Council is currently digitising all issues and so these issues may become available in digital form in the near future.

Aviation Archaeologist Series No.3 Issue 19 - The aviation archaeology magazine of the British Aviation Archaeological Council

Series No.3 Issue No.19 - Available For Purchase

Autumn 2017
  • Icelandic Wartime Museum
    • A brief report about a visit to this museum on the eastern coast of Iceland and some of the artefacts which can be seen there.
      • Mike Mitchell
  • Halifax 57 Rescue
    • An update on the activities of Halifax 57 Rescue and the recovery of the remains of HR871 from the Baltic off Sweden
      • Mike Mitchell
  • Supermarine Attacker WA535
    • An article about the 2003 excavation by LAIT of Supermarine Attacker WA535 near Warrington
      • Nick Wotherpoon
  • Avro Lancastrian 3 G-AGWH Stardust
    • A short piece about G-AGWH which was located in the Andes in the late 1990s
      • David Stansfield
  • A Tragic Accident for an ATA Pilot
    • An account of the loss of Lancaster Mk.I R5672 at RAF Caistor in Lincolnshire
      • David Stubley
  • Recovery Report: AW Whitley BD381
    • A report about the 2016 excavation by the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum of the crash site of AW Whitley Mk.V BD381 near Shotts in North Lanarkshire
      • David Stansfield, from information provided by Alan Leishman