Airfield Open Day

The Ulster Flying Club will be hosting their annual airfield open day on Sunday 19th July 2020 at Newtownards Airport.

Everyone is welcome, FREE of charge.

Opening Hours
We will be open from 10am to 6pm subject to weather conditions.
The Entrance is on the Portaferry Road.

THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS to this event from the Comber Road or Castlebawn Roundabout.

FREE Parking is available on the airfield. There is plenty of room for everyone, next to the runway with a good view of the aircraft and you will be closer to the event! Please don’t park on the Portaferry Road as this will clog up quickly. Feel free to bring your own picnic!

Disabled Parking
Spaces for Blue badge holders are available in our main car park and at the front of the field car parking and are first come first serve basis. These areas are marked with Blue Barriers.

Toilet Facilities
We have toilets available inside the main clubhouse building and outside beside the windsock. There are baby changing facilities available in in the clubhouse.

Access is available from the Portaferry Road to the event.

Public Transport
There are 2 bus stops around 100m from our Entrance (Shore Road or Bus Garage at Londonderry Park)

Buses depart Newtownards Station at 11:25 and 13:20 towards Portaferry
Return Buses pass the airfield at 13:05, 17:10 and 1850 towards the Town Centre

There is no ATM available at the Ulster Flying Club and most vendors take cash for their activities. The nearest ATM is at the Texaco Petrol station on the Portaferry Road.

Dogs are welcome at the event but MUST remain on a lead at all times. You are responsible for cleaning up your dog’s mess. Please look after your dog so we can continue to allow them to visit our event.
A free fresh water supply is available beside the windsock.

DRONES of any kind are strictly forbidden.
You are at an Airport, it’s probably not a wise idea to fly them here!

Flying Activities

Ulster Flying Club
The Ulster Flying Club will have a variety of aircraft on static display.
There will be a Cessna C152 aircraft available for you to sit inside and ask our pilots about the aircraft! A Stall will be available for further information on Flying Lessons and a shop selling flying equipment, ufc merchandise, toys and models.

Light Aircraft Flights
The Ulster Flying Club will be operating 20 and 40 minute flights in a four seat Cessna C172 aircraft. Early booking on the day is recommended as we sold out last year. Prebooking your flight will available from Saturday 18th July and slots are limited.

20 Minutes – £60 for 3 people
A flight for 3 people around the Newtownards / Bangor / Comber

40 Minutes – £120 for 3 people
An extended flight for 3 people around the Ards Peninsula

Visiting Aircraft
PPR is not required but a quick phone call or PPR is appreciated to help us plan movements. There are no landing or overnight fees on Friday 17th to Monday 20th July

Helipower will be operating flights throughout the day.

Buzz Flights (6 miles) – £39 per person
A local flight of the Newtownards Area in a Bell 206 Helicopter.
Group discounts available.

Various catering will be available from the Clubhouse and other vendors. More details will be available soon.


– Bounce A Roos
A Variety of Kids activities and rides running through out the day. Prices vary depending on activity
Fun Fair Rides
Inflatable Land
Face Painting
Bubble Football
Zorb Balls
Full motion Simulator
Obstacle Course Area
Bungee Trampolines
Total Wipeout
Family Train around the airfield

A mini golf course for everyone to enjoy.

Ulster Aviation Society

RAF Cadets – 825 Squadron

RAF Wings Collection

Decoy Army

– Vintage Cars

– Ards Model Flying Club

– Model Shop

Contact Us

– General Information

– Visiting Aircraft

Vendor Request

Charity Request