Airfield Open Day – Sunday 4th August 2024

Opening Hours
We will be open from 10am to 6pm on Sunday 4th August 2024 subject to weather conditions.
The Entrance to this event is via the Portaferry Road (Subject to Change).

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

No tickets are required to attend this event.

All Day Parking is available on the airfield for £2. 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! Feel free to bring your own picnic.

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)

  • Sunday
    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
More info available soon

Ulster Flying Club
The Ulster Flying Club (UFC) will have a variety of aircraft on static display. We will also have a group of Flying Instructors available to discuss flying lessons. Our UFC Stall will be available for further information on the event and a shop selling flying equipment, ufc merchandise, toys and models.

::Flying Activities

-Airplane Flights
The Ulster Flying Club will be operating 20 scenic aircraft around the Ards Peninsula

20 Minutes – £70 in a 2 Seat aircraft for 1 person
20 Minutes – £150 in a 4 Seat aircraft for up to 3 people

Limited slots are available to purchase online. Click Here for Flight Tickets

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

:: Activities

  • More information will be available soon

Charity Requests: The Ulster Flying Club has already selected its chosen charities for the 2024 event.

Vendor Requests: Click here

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