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A Tour Event to Manchester City Airport (Barton Aerodrome)

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The Airport officially opened on 29th January 1930 with a large Hangar to house the most advanced passenger aircraft of the day. Its Grade II listed Control Tower and the Hangar are the oldest known to be in continuous use since it was built in 1932.

Date and Time

12 March 2018 - 11:00-14:00

Location

Manchester, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - NW:Manchester local network.


About this event

The Manchester Retired Members Group of the IET presents a tour event to visit the Manchester City Airport, a.k.a. Barton Aerodrome, situated in the city of Salford.

Featuring four grass runways, it is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the UK. The Airport officially opened on 29th January 1930 with a large Hangar, which was designed to house the most advanced passenger aircraft of the day, the Imperial Airways Argosy. The airport became the first municipal airfield in the UK to be licensed by the Air Ministry, and the iconic Control Tower was completed shortly after. Its Grade II listed Control Tower is the oldest known to be in continuous use since it was built in 1932. In addition, the original Hangar and the Terminal Building are also listed, Grade II.

In this tour, lasting 2 to 3 hours, you will be able to visit and see the following areas, to be guided and explained by our host.
  - Aircraft Hangars
  - Maintenance Workshops
  - Airport Fire Service
  - Air Traffic Control Tower (subject to availability due to staff training)
  - Gyroplane and Rotorcraft (also explanation of their history, science and technology)

You can register a place from the web link below. This event is limited to a maximum of 20 registered visitors.

Programme

11:00 Introduction talk on the Airport
11:30 Tour Starts
13:30 Back to Runway 26 Cafe for Q&A

Additional information

Please arrive by 10:45 at the Runway 26 Cafe.

While not absolutely necessary, if you have your own high-vis jacket, please bring it with you.

"This visit event is organised by Manchester based IET Retired Members Group"



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