Lancashire Aero Club

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The Lancashire Aero Club is the oldest established flying club in the United Kingdom.

Early history[edit]

Post-war operations[edit]

  • 1946: Avro asked the club to relocate elsewhere. The club moved to Barton Aerodrome. Flying training and aircraft rental was provided to members, initially using Auster Autocrat and De Havilland Tiger Moth aircraft.
  • 2007: The club decided to leave Barton, due to terms being required by Peel Holdings that the Lancashire Aero Club's committee deemed to be unacceptable.[6]
  • July 2009: The club started operating from a single grass strip airfield at Kenyon Hall Farm, near Wigan, which it is hoped will become its new home if planning permission is granted.[7]


  1. ^ Leeming 1936, pp. 15–21
  2. ^ Lancashire Aero Club publications
  3. ^ Scholefield 2004, p. 219
  4. ^ Scholefield 2004, p. 223
  5. ^ Scholefield 2004, p. 224
  6. ^
  7. ^ Kenyon Hall Farm, our new strip near Wigan, Lancashire Aero Club, retrieved 2009-07-29 
  • Leeming, John F. (1936), Airdays, George G. Harrap & Co. 
  • Scholefield, R. A. (2004), Manchester's Early Airfields an extended chapter in Moving Manchester, Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society, ISSN 0950-4699 
  • [1] The Flightglobal Archive, of 'Flight Magazine' published 1925–1929, numerous issues, feature aviation and business news of John F Leeming, his wife, Lancashire Aero Club and his company, Northern Airlines (Manchester), Ltd.

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