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Newtownards (Ards)

Also known as: Ards Airport / RAF Newtownards
County: Ards
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 31 August 1934
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Prominent People: Lord Londonderry

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Ards Historical Society
  • Bangor Electric Flying Club
  • Newtownards Library
  • Woodgate Aviation

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • North Down Model Aircraft Club


Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 AACU ‘S’ Flight

    No 6 AACU

    No 7 AACU

  • No 13 Sqn

    No 24 EFTS

    No 82 Gp Comms Flight

    No 201 EGS

    No 203 EGS

    No 203 GS

    No 231 Sqn

    No 290 Sqn

    No 664 VGS

    No 1480 (AAC) Flight

    No 1493 (Fighter) Gunnery Flight

    No 1493 (TT) Flight

    No 1617 (AAC) Flight

  • Aero-Heli


    Ards Aero Club

    Ards Flying Group

  • HeliPower Ltd

    Hillman Airways

    North of Ireland Aero Club

    North-West Airlines

    Tipsy Flying Group

    Ulster & Shorts GC

    Ulster Aero Club

    Ulster Aviation Ltd

    Ulster Flying Club

    Scrabo Flying Group

    Shorts GC

    Silver City Airways

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