Airlander Club

Be part of aviation history

Do you have a passion for engineering, aviation, or simply an imagination for what the future of flight could be? Become a member of Airlander Club today! You will join a growing group of enthusiasts spread across all continents - each one a valued member of our supporters’ club, each one taking pride in supporting a Great British innovation that offers the world a greener future for air travel.

As a member, you will receive some great benefits and the chance to read about what happens behind the scenes at Hangar 1, Cardington Airfield through our monthly e-Newsletter.  Annual membership costs just £35, inclusive of post and packaging. 
 

Membership pack

When you join the Airlander Club, you’ll receive the exclusive member gifts listed below, all carefully packed by Royal British Legion Industries.
  • a bespoke membership certificate, containing your name and the date of issue, together with the signatures of HAV Chief Test Pilot, CEO and Chairman
  • a car sticker to take Airlander on the road and spread the word
  • an exclusive 10 cm ‘squidgy’ model of Airlander 10 
 

Regular prize draws

When you join the Airlander Club, we’ll automatically enter you into a regular members’ prize draw and randomly select a winner to be gifted an exclusive prize. Recent prize offers have included:
  • a VIP visit to Hangar 1 for two
  • tickets for two to fly Airlander on the Vector Airlander Flight Trainer
  • a signed copy of Bear Grylls’ first thriller, starring our very own Airlander as the action hero
  • a signed DVD from Airlander self-shoot film maker Dean Arnett
  • First Flight Memorabilia and other merchandise 
 

Monthly e-newsletter

With the latest updates on our plans and activities, our monthly e-Newsletters will arrive in your inbox at the end of each month, and will contain the latest news from the Airlander Team.

Your membership helps us

As well as receiving the benefits listed above, by becoming an annual Airlander Club Member you will also be actively supporting Airlander’s Flight Trials and Demonstrations, and you will help bring Airlander 10 to market. 
 
Airlander’s commercial, civil and military possibilities are now widely recognised by our investors and the public and will change the future of air travel forever.  This is an amazing club to be part of, or gift to be given.  Join today and be part of aviation history. 

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Latest News

Airlander Returns to the Skies
We are delighted to announce a successful flight of the Airlander 10 this evening (Wednesday 10 May). All objectives of the planned flight were accomplished and the aircraft is now safely back at its masting site. The Airlander was taken off its mooring mast at 17:20 and took off at 17:28. It flew for a total of 180 minutes before landing at 20:15 and was secured safely on the mast at 20:20. “It was truly amazing to be back in the air. I loved every minute of the flight and the Airlander itself handled superbly. I am eager to get back into the cockpit and take her flying again,” said Chief Test Pilot, Dave Burns. On board were Airlander’s two Test Pilots; Chief Test Pilot Dave Burns and Experimental Test Pilot, Simon Davies. This test flight recommenced the Flight Test Programme of the Airlander 10, which started on August 17, 2016. During each of its 3 phases, the Airlander will perform more tasks and be permitted to fly further away from its base in Cardington. This marks the return to the skies of the world’s largest aircraft, the Airlander 10, and draws a line under the heavy landing it experienced last August. The Airlander has now flown three times in addition to a successful flight as HAV-304 during the US Army’s Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle program in 2012. There were considerable modifications since it was the HAV-304 and the Hybrid Air Vehicles team have made a number of additional modifications since last August, the main ones visible today being a new more powerful and more manoeuvrable Mobile Mooring Mast (MMM), and the additional “landing feet” of the Auxiliary Landing System (ALS). There were three Test Objectives during today’s flight, all of which were successfully achieved: To conduct a full test flight – i.e. complete a safe take-off, flight and landing of the aircraft. To establish basic handling characteristics of Airlander within a well-defined flight envelope including assessment of the new ALS. To collect flight performance data, such as handling, airspeed and all vehicle systems, for post-flight analysis. (This increases the understanding of the aircraft’s performance, capabilities and operating envelope.)  The ALS performed as expected on landing, and the Flight Test Team were very pleased with the initial analysis of this new addition to Airlander’s landing system.    Ultimately the Airlander 10 will break the mould of aviation, providing an ultra-stable, ultra-powerful and ultra-long endurance platform that will be useful in a huge number of roles from search and rescue, to border control, coastguarding, crowd monitoring, security, filming, academic research and filming.  There will also be passenger variants for the ultimate flying experience and eventually Hybrid Air Vehicles will fulfil a crucial role in point-to-point cargo transportation to remote areas.   “This is a great testament to the tenacity and ingenuity of the team of engineers at Hybrid Air Vehicles, who are continually pushing the boundaries of aviation with this amazing aircraft,” said Technical Director, Mike Durham.    Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd was recently accepted onto London Stock Exchange’s ELITE programme for high growth companies looking to seek a listing on the Stock Market.   The next few flights are likely to be at least a week or two apart, in order to give time for a full analysis of the data collected on the flight.    About Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd Founded in 2007, Hybrid Air Vehicles is the company behind the innovative Airlander range of hybrid aircraft. They utilise new aerospace technology that combines the best of the characteristics of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters with lighter-than-air technology to create a new breed of hyper-efficient aircraft, with a significantly lower carbon footprint and operating cost than other forms of air transport. Airlanders are low noise, low pollution, and are environmentally-friendly. They have ultra-long endurance, and a point-to-point cargo-carrying capacity. They can take off and land in a short distance from unprepared sites in desert, ice, water, or open field environments. Hybrid Air Vehicles has been awarded both UK and European grant funding to support the Airlander project. In addition the company has carried out two ‘crowdfunding’ rounds and is proud to have more than 2000 shareholders without whom return to flight would not have been possible. The Airlander project was selected for funding through a dedicated SME Instrument of Horizon 2020, which the European Commission uses to invest in and support high growth and highly innovative small businesses. The technology is also fully in line with activities under the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Societal Challenge of Horizon 2020, which aims to boost the competitiveness of the European transport industries and achieve a European transport system that is resource-efficient, climate-and-environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society. Airlander 10 is designed to stay airborne for up to five days at a time to fulfil a wide range of communication and survey roles, as well as cargo carrying and tourist passenger flights. Please visit http://www.hybridairvehicles.com/about-us/invest-in-us for more details about investment opportunities. Please visit www.hybridairvehicles.com and Hybrid Air Vehicles on Facebook, on Twitter, on LinkedIn and on Instagram. For images, please visit www.hybridairvehicles.com/news-and-media/press/image-downloads. For general media enquiries, contact Chris Daniels, Head of Partnerships and Communications at chris.daniels@hybridairvehicles.net or on 01234 336415.  

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