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Newtownards (Ards)

Major
Also known as: Newtownards Aerodrome / 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
  • Airde

  • Ards Aero Club

  • Ards Flying Group

  • HeliPower Ltd
  • Hillman Airways

  • North of Ireland Aero Club

  • North-West Airlines

  • Scrabo Flying Group
  • Shorts GC
  • Silver City Airways
  • Tipsy Flying Group

  • Ulster & Shorts GC

  • Ulster Aero Club

  • Ulster Aviation Ltd

  • Ulster Flying Club

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