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Welcome to the Ulster Aviation Society


Drone Video through Ulster Aviation Society hangar

Drone Video & Photo

© David Doyle

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 35+ aircraft, ranging from vintage WWII fighters through Cold War-era fast jets, Shorts-designed & built aircraft, civilian aircraft, plus military helicopters, 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.  We cater for 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!

We're now No.1 for 'Things To Do In Lisburn'

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5th JANUARY, 2019

The UAS has featured no less than half a dozen times on local Belfast TV channel NVTV. Here's the direct video link.... https://vimeo.com/240185734

We're TV stars again!


Members' Monthly Meetings usually take place on 4th WEDNESDAY of the Month, at the CIYMS Sports and Social Club in Belfast at 8pm (except AUGUST/SEPT which are in the Hangar!). Come along + join us!

Phantom FG.1 Dedication Launch 2018

After three years of hard work, our Phantom FG.1 "007" is ready to be seen by the public. See our Documentary and Launch Day:


Baldonnel Visit — 1st MAY 2019

Limited to 20 places. See future magazine for details


Wed 23rd JANUARY, 2019

"Missionary Air Fellowship" — CHRISTOPHER MATHISON

CIYMS, 8pm

Wed 27th FEBRUARY, 2019

"The Tucano" — JOHN MILLER

CIYMS, 8pm

Wed 27th MARCH, 2019

Annual General Meeting

CIYMS, 8pm

Wed 24th APRIL, 2019


CIYMS, 8pm