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

Series No.3 Issue No.5 - Available For Purchase

Autumn 2008
  • News
  • Information exchange & Feedback
  • Questions (and the odd answer) from readers.
  • Book Review
    • A review of Bill Norman's 'South Bank Dornier', a book about the loss of a Dornier 217 in Cleveland.
      • Mark Evans - Midland Aircraft Recovery Group
  • Greenland Military Wreck Saga
    • A continuation of the series of articles detailing military aircraft accidents on Greenland.
      • David Hanson
  • High ground wrecks - Lancaster PD259
    • An account of the loss of PD259 on Carn Icean Duibhe in the Monadhliath Mountains near Kingussie and the 2008 visit to the site by personnel from RAF Waddington before the recvoery of much of the remaining wreckage in subsequent years.
      • Author not recorded
  • Research - part numbers
    • A listing of potentially useful aircraft part number prefixes.
      • David Stansfield - Editor
  • Memorial - Lancaster LM720
    • A short piece about a memorial in a former church in Salthouse, Norfolk, in memory of the crew of Avro Lancaster LM270 which crashed at near by Bard Hill.
      • Paul Cannon
  • Spitfire in the park - Pt 2
    • Part 2 of WWIG's article about their excavation of the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire P7533 from underneath Birkenhead Park.
      • Warplane Wreck Investigation Group