Welcome to the Ulster Aviation Society
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© 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!
*Strictly NON-Member reviews only please!!
SITE LAST UPDATED:
13th APRIL, 2019
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!
Make sure to watch Michael Portillo on Season 10 Ep.6 (Newry to Portadown) of "GREAT BRITISH RAILWAY JOURNEYS" at the Ulster Aviation Society. Our episode (6) aired Monday 11th Feb 2019, BBC2, 6.30pm, and is available on BBC iPlayer.
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart I must inform members that our long serving Editor and member Graham Mehaffy passed away 25th March 2019. We extend our deepest sympathy to Cathy and all the family. Ray.
Wed 22nd MAY, 2019
"TAEW Operations" — Group Capt DAVID GRENWAY RAF Retd
Wed 24th APRIL, 2019
"Concorde" — CAPT JOHN HUTCHINSON Rtd
15th - 18th MAY, 2019
BALMORAL SHOW, Maze Long Kesh
22nd JUNE, 2019
ARMED FORCES DAY, Lisburn
22nd JUNE, 2019
FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT AIR SHOW, Newcastle
31st AUGUST ~ 1st SEPTEMBER, 2019
AIR WAVES AIR SHOW, Portrush
5th - 6th MAY, 2019
SHANE'S CASTLE MAY DAY STEAM RALLY
Wed 26th JUNE, 2019
"Military Safety Sequipment" — Cpl ALAN JARVIE-COX
5 Rgt Army Air Corps. CIYMS, 8pm