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Barton (Manchester)

Major
Also known as: Barton Aerodrome / City Airport / City Airport Manchester / Manchester Barton
County: Greater Manchester
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 January 1930
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

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

  • Airport Garage (Barton) Ltd
  • Barton Aerodrome Visitors Centre/Barton Aerodrome Heritage Society
  • Flight Academy Ltd
  • Friends of Barton Aerodrome
  • Manchester Central Library
  • Runway 26 - café and bar
  • Sharman Club Designers
  • Touchwood Joinery

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Fairey Aviation Company

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 2 RFS

  • No 17 E&RFTS

  • No 185 EGS

  • No 185 GS

  • Aer Lingus

  • Air Taxis Ltd

  • Bolton Flying Group

  • Brooklands Flying Group

  • David Rosenfield Ltd

  • F.H. Hills

  • Fairey Aviation Company
  • Heli North West
  • Hillman Airways

  • Imperial Airways

  • Isle of Man Air Services

  • LAC Flying School
  • Lancashire Aero Club

  • Mainair Flying School
  • Mainair Microlight Centre
  • Manchester Helicopter Centre
  • Manchester UAS

  • Marwood Flying Group

  • Railway Air Services

  • Sivewright Airways

  • West Coast Air Services

  • Westair Flying Services
001Barton Aerodrome - 18 April 2014.png

Aerial view of Barton, 18 April 2014. © Richard Flagg

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Runway 02:20, looking north from runway 02 threshold, 18 August 2018. © Richard Flagg

003Hangar - 18 August 2018.png

Hangar at Barton, 18 August 2018. © Richard Flagg

004Hangar 2 - 18 August 2018.png

Hangar at Barton, 18 August 2018. © Richard Flagg

005Mainair School & Hangar - 18 August 2018.png

Mainair School and Hangar at Barton, 18 August 2018. © Richard Flagg

006Blister Hangar - 18 August 2018.png

Blister Hangar at Barton, 18 August 2018. © Richard Flagg

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Signal square at Barton, 18 August 2018. © Richard Flagg

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Control tower at Barton, 18 August 2018. © Richard Flagg

Aerial view of Barton, 28 February 2017. Courtesy of Tony4K

Predecessor Airfield(s):

Wythenshawe

Successor Airfield(s):

Ringway

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