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Welcome to the Milton Keynes Aviation Society.

We are a friendly group of enthusiasts who meet each month to hear high quality speakers on a variety of aviation topics. Have a look at our Lecture Programme and come along as a visitor for £5 (no charge for members).

We visit RAF/USAF bases, special events, manufacturers, etc. as you can see from our Visits Programme.


Members also receive a monthly MKAS Newsletter.

Membership costs £22 per year (Membership Form on the Archives and Documents page).

As the Milton Keynes Branch of Air-Britain our members can buy top class Air-Britain publications at a substantial discount.


9th July 2024

Alan Marlow - 'Operation Backfire'

Alan Marlow is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society who tonight tells us of the little remembered Operation Backfire.  This was a military scientific operation during and after the Second World War that was performed mainly by British staff. The operation was designed to completely evaluate the entire V-2 rocket assembly, interrogate German personnel specialized in all phases of it, and then to test and launch missiles across the North Sea

3th August 2024

David Roberts - Most Secret – Defford Airfield and the Story of Airborne Radar

Most of us have heard of Bletchley Park – but from 1942 to the 1960’s, this quiet Worcestershire backwater was one of the most secret places in Britain, and carried out scientific work that was less well known, although just as vital to the Allied war effort.  David Roberts of the Defford Airfield Heritage Group explores an eighteenth century mansion and landscape park, a busy wartime airfield, and the early history of airborne radar and electronics

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