NEWS

ADDED:

23.5.21

All visits to the hangars by the public are organised by PRIOR arrangement ONLY currently.

 

From Monday 24th May, 2021 we can now allow family bubble (1 car load) visits again.

HOW TO BOOK A TOUR

Anyone wishing to visit with family, should make a booking via E-MAIL HERE.

There are 6 tour slots available daily (7 days) at 1000/1030/1100am and 1330/1400/1430pm, and will last approximately 2 hours. 

 

An E-mailed pre-booking MUST be made for all visits and we need the following:

 Date & Time Slot preferred

Number of Family members that will be visiting with you

your Car registration

your Contact Mobile Number

WHAT HAPPENS THEN?

Once you have e-mailed your Booking (the only way we will accept Bookings currently), we 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 convenient date & time instead.

We look forward to welcoming you to order hangars and Heritage collection.

We are now

OPEN for Visits

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Restoring Hangar Doors

ADDED:

14.2.21

Exterior view of the UAS hangar 1 door restoration - Feb 2021.  Image: Ray Burrows

A multi-million pound restoration of our original, listed Second World War hangar doors by Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation via Government funding started in December 2020. It will mean we can open the big doors again after 7 years of being rusted shut.

To say it will be a game-changer for the Society is an understatement and it will mean the day of finally having a Canberra PR9, Buccaneer, Phantom sitting outside draws closer.

Hangar 1 Door Scaffolding on the inside. Image: Mark J. Cairns

Not very often that we photograph the outside of the hangars but as of December 2020 the first three doors on Hangar 1 have gone away for refurbishment and restoration… when returned and fitted our volunteers should be able to push them open and take the aircraft outside into the compound.

The ground tracks will also to be replaced completely to allow the door rollers to work. They were corroded beyond repair.