Airfield Open Day – Sunday 22nd August 2021

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

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

No tickets are required to attend this event.

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.

Toilet Facilities
We have toilets available inside the main clubhouse building and outside beside the windsock. There are baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet 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
Buses pass the airfield at 13:05 and 17:10 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. A 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!

We have the following catering available:
Cloud 9 Café
Swift Catering – Burgers, Hot Dogs & Chips
Swift Catering – Southern Fried Chicken
Swift Catering – Ice Cream Van
Swift Catering – Dinky Donuts
Swift Catering – Teas, Coffees & Hot Chocolate
Shaw’s Home Bakery

Ulster Flying Club
The Ulster Flying Club will have a variety of aircraft on static display. We will also have 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.

:: Activities

  • 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
  • Crazy Golf
    A mini golf course for everyone to enjoy.
  • Ulster Aviation Society
  • RAF Cadets – 825 Squadron
  • Decoy Army
  • RAF Wings Collection
  • Polish Wings Spitfire
  • Ards Model Flying Club
  • Model Shop

::Flying Activities

-Airplane Flights
The Ulster Flying Club will be operating 20 and 40 minute scenic flights in a Cessna C172 aircraft.

20 Minutes – £60 for 3 people
A short 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

Pre-bookable slots are full. There will be more flying slots available on the day

-Helicopter Flights
Helipower will be operating flights throughout the day. More Info and prices available soon.

Charity Requests: The Ulster Flying Club has already selected its chosen charity for this years event

Vendor Requests: Click here

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