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 11 - The aviation archaeology magazine of the British Aviation Archaeological Council

Series No.3 Issue No.11 - Available For Purchase

Spring 2012
  • Editorial
  • News
    • News about discoveries, recoveries, excavations, memorials and musuems from 2011 and early 2012.
  • Reporting of Excavations
    • A detailed article giving hints about writing up reports for excavations using reports written up by the author as examples.
      • Alan Clark - Peak District Air Accident Research
  • Jets and High Ground Wrecks
    • The story of the loss of English Electric Canberra WK129 on Carnedd Llewelyn, Snowdonia.
      • Delwyn Griffith - Midland Aircraft Recovery Group
  • The Recovery of Chance Vought Corsair JS590
    • A report about the 2007 excavation of Corsair JS590 which crashed at Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, during February 1945.
      • Ian Hodgkiss - Marches Aviation Society
  • Bombsight Bertha
    • An article about the death of Ministry of Aircraft Production scientist Dorothy Robson in Handley Page Halifax LK681 when it crashed in the Yorkshire Wolds while on a test flight in late 1943.
      • David Hanson
  • Douglas A-20 Boston Recovery in Italy
    • The discovery, recovery and eventual identification of a Douglas Boston which crashed in Northern Italy.
      • From information provided by Air crash Po