We are the Ulster Aviation Society
A charitable society that is a diverse group of enthusiasts, working on a voluntary basis to further public education in the history of aviation.
We are also winners of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
What aircraft do we have?
Our heritage collection currently includes 41+ aircraft, ranging from vintage WWII fighters through Cold War-era fast jets, Shorts-designed & built aircraft, light transport, civilian aircraft, home-builds, plus military helicopters, support vehicles, engines, artefacts and rare aviation reference materials, all with strong links to aviation within the island of Ireland.
Where are we located?
Our aircraft are housed within two ex-WWII hangars at Maze Long Kesh, outside Lisburn (on the site of the old prison) in N. Ireland.
Can you join the Aviation Society?
Yes. Enjoy exclusive Membership Benefits when you join the Ulster Aviation Society.
Download our Membership Form here, or if you visit our hangar, one of our Hangar Volunteers can help you join as well.
Can you visit the Hangar to see our Aircraft?
Yes. All public visits are organised by PRIOR arrangement only.
We now cater for small (1 car load) and larger group visits, school trips (children’s groups should be around 30 max.) and tour groups.
We are only open from March ~ October. It's too cold in the hangar during the Northern Ireland Winter for visitors, so it's hangar volunteers only during this "Baltic" period of the year. Layers, hats, scarves and gloves required!
*Strictly NON-Member reviews only please!!
SITE LAST UPDATED:
12 APRIL, 2020
Members' Monthly Meetings usually take place on 4th WEDNESDAY of the Month, at the CIYMS Sports and Social Club in Belfast at 8pm (except JUNE/AUGUST/SEPT which are in the Hangars at MLK!).
Come along + join us! You'll be very welcome.
WED 22nd APRIL, 2020
'For Your Freedom and Ours: the Polish Air Force in the UK in the Second World War' — MACIEK BATOR
Effective immediately, we have now CLOSED THE HANGARS to all Pre-booked Tours, Visits, Volunteer use, plus stopped all Monthly Meetings at CIYMS.
As the CoronaVirus pandemic develops, we will update our policy further. For further details, please contact [email protected]
CLOSED TO VISITS CURRENTLY