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tigger 27-05-2012 22:46

Barton Aerodrome
 
Or City Airport, Manchester was Britains first Municipal airport (built 1928 to 1930) and has (probably) the oldest purpose built control tower in the world still used for it's original purpose. For 60 years it was home to one of the oldest aero clubs in the world, Lancashire Aero Club but they have now moved to Kenyon Hall Farm strip. Northwest Air Ambulance and Greater Manchester Police Air Support Unit are both based at this small, friendy and busy airfield.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3572.jpg


Terminal 1
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3599.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3598.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3573.jpg

This building is due to be renovated and will then house the airport offices and museum



Control tower
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3593.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3589.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3582.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3583.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3584.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3580.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3569.jpg

Pemberton hangar

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3556.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3513.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/_ILT3521.jpg


A lot more photos at: http://photobucket.com/barton_aerodrome

Snake Oil 28-05-2012 19:41

not seen this place for yeeeeears! :thumbs

Reddood 01-06-2012 22:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andyj23UK (Post 147629)
good report - but i would avoid this place like the plague - the mad bastards are teaching reddood how to fly a plane - nothing good can come of this

FLOL...

i'm there tomorrow actually, so sunday may depend on how i get on.


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