BOOK A TOUR
We are now closed for any further bookings in 2023. The hangars are now closed.
2024 Tour Bookings (by prior arrangement) are only available via E-mail
Visits to the hangars by non-members are organised by PRIOR arrangement ONLY. Do NOT just arrive up. WE ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL Spring 2024.
We prefer family visits (1-2 car loads of up to 10 people maximum), but we're also accepting Larger Group visits (11 up to not exceeding 40 people) again.
A Volunteer Tour Guide – on their own time – would specifically drive to the hangars to meet the small group within each organised tour slot, so please understand that from the outset.
HOW TO BOOK
A TOUR or VISIT FOR 2024
There are a couple of pre-booked tour slots available daily (7 days) at 11am and 2pm, and they will last approximately 2 hours.
Please do NOT just arrive out of the blue during a week day. You will be turned away! You MUST book first please as the hangars are not always open.
An E-mailed pre-booking MUST be made for all visits and we need the following:
• Date & Time Slot preferred (please pick 3 dates for us to choose from)
• Number of Family members (not exceeding 10 people in total) that will be visiting with you
• your Car registration
• your Contact Mobile Number
Anyone wishing to visit with family from Spring 2024, should make a booking at least 2 weeks prior via E-MAIL
CLOSED for Tour Bookings
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
A family visit (not exceeding 10 people) is FREE OF CHARGE, yes FREE, however the UAS survives on both donations and our volunteers' own time and energy.
We hope you are inspired with what you see and experience and feel the aviation passion of volunteers.
It is up to you how much you feel it was worth after the personal tour is over but we are very appreciative and welcome a donation afterwards.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS?
YES, we have secure Contactless Card facilities (via Zettle PayPal) at the hangars that can accept all Credit or Debit Cards / ApplePay / GooglePay, AMEX etc.
...with the above figure in RED (change to whatever you feel is fair) being your donation figure in Pounds.
WHAT HAPPENS THEN?
Once you have e-mailed your Pre-Booking (the only way we will accept Bookings currently), our Visit Co-Ordinator, Ricci Coulter will contact you to confirm (either via E-mail or Mobile) your Booking, or if your preferred date & time are NOT available; we'll then ask you to select another TWO further dates & times instead.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hangars and Heritage collection when we open to visitors again in Spring 2024.
I WANT TO BRING A LARGER GROUP in 2024?
With advanced pre-booking we are again, happy to accept bookings from larger groups (of 11 and not to exceed 40 people maximum) including schools, which has a booking fee.
You will need to apply for this via our interactive PDF Group Booking Form.
If you have further questions before booking, you can also E-MAIL us first.
Important Notes to the Public hoping to visit us:
All applications must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the visit date... once we re-open in Spring 2024.
Please note that family visits are only usually available between March and October. We are closed to any visitors between November~February due to winter conditions (as the hangars are extremely "baltic" cold during winter months).
Notes to existing UAS Members:
Members are welcome all year round (especially Wednesdays and Saturdays).
Members may also arrange to bring their family too (by prior appointment). See above.
If you're not a member, you can JOIN the UAS for just £26 per year.
SAFETY WARNING — BEFORE BOOKING
If you have young children under 8yo they *MUST* be closely supervised by you at all times, for their own safety and others! It is not a playground! Our hangars and exhibits are not suitable at all for very young children. Our Tour Guides and Volunteers will not tolerate bad behaviour or disrespectful language.