Russian Aviation Research Trust





Educational Charity

The trust is a United Kingdom registered charity number 1000748, which was established in 1990 at the instigation of Jean Alexander MBE author of the Putnam book “Russian Aircraft since 1940” and founder of the Russian Aviation Research Group of Air-Britain.

The objects of the trust are:

To advance the education of the public in respect of aviation and for this purpose collect research and write material on Russian aircraft, aviation and aviators and the history thereof.

To collate, publish and preserve all requisite information and data in respect of the above and presence as a collection of research material.

Russian Aviation Archives

The Russian Aviation Research Trust maintains the largest public archive in the West devoted to the history of Russian aircraft and aviation.

The archive is kept at RART, Wood Farm, Pledgdon Green,Henham, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM22 6BN, UK. which is close to Stansted Airport.

Anyone interested in Russian aviation history is welcome to visit the archives by prior appointment, by contacting the archivist Nigel Eastaway on, phone - 44(0) 1279 850338, fax - 44(0) 1279 851979

Extracts from the trust archives are published in “The Bulletin of the Russian Aviation Research Group of Air-Britain” published quarterly and available on subscription from the archivist