Customers are advised that with effect from 6th February 2017, the following revised prices are in effect, due to a change in price from our supplier;
Avgas 100LL – £1.46/litre plus VAT
Avgas UL91 – £1.46/litre plus VAT
Jet A1 – £0.80/litre plus VAT
Customers are advised that with effect from 4th January 2017, the following revised prices are in effect, due to a change in price from our supplier;
Avgas 100LL – £1.43/litre plus VAT
Avgas UL91 – £1.43/litre plus VAT
Jet A1 – £0.79/litre plus VAT
As we move into a new year here at City Airport & Heliport (we’ll be 87 years old on 30th January), we thought we’d take a quick look back at what 2016 has brought us.
Following an extremely wet start, through the year we have seen a growing number of movements and activity, with 2016 being the busiest year since 2008.
Our Runway 26 Cafe and Bar has continued to grow and improve, this combined with the wider appeal to visiting public has increased the general visitor footfall to the airport along with the regular and popular monthly iQuiz. We also held our first Local Community Open Evening where we could explain how we operate and the planned improvements and developments.
In May 2016, the Friends of Barton Aerodrome (FOBA) was formed. This is a new organisation, set up to support the airport and promote the airport’s activities and events. It’s launch was met with overwhelming success, with over 160 members and growing. FOBA plans to continue to grow and provide more for its members into 2017.
City Airport has seen an increasing number of visiting aircraft and helicopters, including regular military helicopters which always prove to be popular with enthusiasts.
In February, the airport featured in Pilot Magazine. The article gave a full and independent review of the Airport. We also conducted grading to a significant portion of our main runway, giving improved drainage and a much smoother surface.
The former Airport ‘Terminal’ building was handed to the Veterans’ Garage, an exciting project aiming to refurbish the building to provide vibrant and useful space which will benefit ex-servicemen/women and the wider community.
Also in 2016 we had a Spitfire Fly-Past at our Family Fun Weekend, a Wedding Proposal, a visit from the historic Aer Lingus Iolar aircraft and we hosted a visit by a large number of Microlights taking part in the Light Aircraft Association UK Rally. We welcomed the International UK Flight Information Service Association, hosted our 4th annual Firework Spectacular and featured on BBC TV Series ‘My Girl’. We also received a plaque from the Transport Trust, celebrating the heritage value of the Airport, and in December we welcomed Santa by Helicopter to our Children’s Christmas Parties.
We have an exciting year ahead in 2017. We are currently running our Annual Customer Survey and the information received from this will help shape our plans for the year ahead. You can take part in our Survey at www.cityairportandheliport.com/customer-survey
Already in planning are a full refurbishment of our toilet facilities within Runway 26 and the Control Tower and further significant continued Runway and taxiway grading works. We are also excited to announce that we will be introducing a new HD streaming webcam. We have various exciting events currently in planning which will be announced in due course, and we welcome the North West American Car Club who are meeting monthly at City Airport from February. Planning permission has been granted for our new Hangar which we expect to progress over the Summer.
We would like to thank our visitors, pilots and all other customers a very Happy and prosperous New Year and we look forward to continuing our story, welcoming you to City Airport & Heliport throughout the year ahead.
Children in Manchester had an early Christmas treat when Santa arrived at City Airport, on a different mode of air transport from usual, to deliver presents and bring festive cheer.
There were no reindeers or sleigh in sight, as Santa ditched his usual way of flying for a stylish helicopter ride into City Airport. On Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th December Santa flew in to deliver presents to groups of children who rushed to meet the jolly man in red as he disembarked from his flight.
The Christmas Parties were held by our Runway 26 café and were a big hit with families with more than one hundred children coming along to meet Santa and take part in the activities. The parties included tricks and hocus pocus from a professional entertainer, party games, festive sing-alongs and tasty treats in the form of a special Pilot’s Lunchbox.
Nick Duriez, Director of City Airport & Heliport said, “We love to host a special Christmas event each year and seeing the wonder on the faces of the children as Santa arrives by helicopter is what makes Christmas so special. We are always pleased to see so many people turning up to enjoy the festivities and help us celebrate at this special time of the year.”
City Airport & Heliport arranges events for families throughout the year with the Christmas Party being just one of them. If you would like to find out more about our events please click here.
Customers are advised that with effect from 2nd December 2016, the following revised prices are in effect, due to a change in price from our supplier;
Avgas 100LL – £1.36/litre plus VAT
Avgas UL91 – £1.36/litre plus VAT
Jet A1 – £0.76/litre plus VAT
Customers are advised that with effect from 2nd November 2016, the following revised prices are in effect, due to a change in price from our supplier;
Avgas 100LL – £1.42/litre plus VAT
Avgas UL91 – £1.42/litre plus VAT
Jet A1 – £0.78/litre plus VAT
On the morning of Tuesday 27th September, City Airport will be conducting a joint training exercise in order to test the Airport’s Emergency Plans in accordance with Civil Aviation Authority Licensing requirements. The exercise take place between 0930 and 1130 (BST) and will involve the use of Emergency Vehicles and actors.
Pilot’s are advised that the Airfield will be closed to all movements during the exercise as detailed within the Operations Notice below.
On the afternoon of Tuesday 13th September we are expecting the Aer Lingus Charitable Foundation’s De Havilland DH84 Dragon “Iolar” to arrive at City Airport and conduct a handful of short public experience flights.
The aircraft will stay overnight at City Airport, in the Pemberton Hangar, before departing for Liverpool John Lennon Airport on Wednesday 14th September. This aircraft commemorates the original Dragon EI-ABI which operated Aer Lingus’ first service from Dublin (Baldonnel) to Bristol on 27 May 1936. That original aircraft was sold in the UK in February 1938 and was lost during WWII.
Public flights will be chosen by way of a raffle. To register, please visit the Control Tower and register your details (this can be done upto and on the day of the flights). Chosen passengers will be drawn from the raffle on the day, prior to the flights commencing.
The aircraft is expected to arrive mid afternoon around 3pm (subject to weather etc). The raffle will be drawn once the aircraft has arrived.
The operator of the aircraft may impose height/weight restrictions. As the aircraft operates on a ‘permit to fly’, there will be no charge for the flights and anyone who does take part in flights does so at their own risk. Seats on the flights have no monitory value. Public flights may change or be cancelled subject to weather, operational requirements and at the discretion of the aircraft operator.
Please show your support by liking, and sharing, the charities social media. Don’t forget to send them your pictures of ‘Iolar’ on the day:
Customers are advised that with effect from 5th July 2016, the following revised prices are in effect, due to a change in price from our supplier;
Avgas 100LL – £1.34/litre plus VAT
Avgas UL91 – £1.34/litre plus VAT
Jet A1 – £0.73/litre plus VAT
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