David Gray Memorial Fly-in

 David Gray

David’s interest in aviation started in the early 60’s, living close to Manchester Airport he would spend many hours at the airport with his friends.

Dave learnt to fly at Sywell in 1975 and became a member of LAC in the late 70’s, owing a share in a plane based at Barton. In 1980 Dave bought a Jodel Mascaret D150 from La Rochelle which was based at Barton for many years. In 1988, 1990 and 1993 he was awarded the PFA rally award, The Wilkinson Sword, for the best Jodel. David travelled extensively around the UK and Europe, attending many rallies over the years.

David also took part in the Dawn to Dusk event in 1981, coming second and was also presented with a special award medal from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

David always had an interest in Miles aircraft and purchased the Miles Gemini

G-AKKB in August 2010. Dave was delighted to bring the Gemini back to Barton, where it was originally owned by Fred Dunkerley, a fellow Lancashire Aero Club member. The Gemini moved to Keenair at Liverpool before moving to his hangar at Sleap in 2019.

The Gemini was invited to participate in the 75th anniversary celebrations at Manchester Airport in 2013 as part of a display of vintage aircraft.

David was honoured to be invited to undertake a flypast over St George’s Hall, Cenotaph, Liverpool on November 2014 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the start of WW1.




 Meet and Greet Duty Officer

(Weather Permitting from 10.00 to 16.00)

Please contact Peter or Cliff if you wish to edit this table yourself and I will supply a password.

  Month Date Office 1 Officer2
Sunday May 1 Cliff  
Sat May 7    
Sunday May 8 Cliff  
Sat May 14    
Sunday May 15    
Sat May 21 John Coxon  
Sunday May 22    
Sat May 28    
Sunday May 29  Cliff  
Sat May 4    
Sunday June  Cliff  
Sat June 11 Centenary  
Sunday June 12  Centenary   
Sat June      
Sunday June  19     
Sat June 25 John Coxon  
Sunday June 26  Cliff  
Sat July 2    
Sunday July 3    
Sat July 9    
Sunday July 10    
Sat July 16    
Sunday July 17    
Sat July 23    
Sunday July 24    
Sat July 30    
Sunday July 31    
Sat Aug 6 John Coxon  
Sunday Aug 7    
Sat Aug 13    
Sunday Aug 14    
Sat Aug 20    
Sunday Aug 21    
Sat Aug 27    
Sunday Aug 28    
Sat Aug 3    
Sunday Sep 4    
Sat Sep 10    
Sunday Sep 11    
Sat Sep 17 John Coxon  
Sunday Sep 18    
Sat Sep 24    
Sunday Sep 25    
Sunday Oct 2    
Sunday Oct 9    
Sunday Oct 16    
Sunday Oct 23    
Sunday Oct 30    



Centenary Outline Plan




Event Draft Program

 Saturday 11th June 2022

 13:00   Aircraft Fly-in Greeted by LAC Members

 Guest Pilots MUST PPR and if they use LAC100 as a code will be entitled to a reduced landing fee of 50%.   Landing fees are paid on-line, the best link is to use www.ecgbatis.co.uk.  Full details about flying into the City Manchester Airport are on their website www.cityairportandheliport.com

 19:00   VG Restaurant Open to guests who have tickets for the Evening Party.

 Dress is smart casual, but uniform and fancy dress is also fine.

19:00   Food Served

22:00   VG Closes

Sunday 12th June 2022

09:00 Airfield Opens for guests exhibiting their Veteran Cars. 

Slots do not need to be booked in advance.

09:00 VG Bar and Grill open for Breakfast.

10:00 Airfield Opens to the General Public. 

Guests are invited to visit the Veteran Cars and Exhibits from the Woodford Heritage Museum. 

A limited number of airside tours will be available. 

Entrance to all public areas is free but we have a charity bucket collection which will be donated to the Air Ambulance.

10:00 VG Restaurant and BBQ Opens

13:30 VIP Guests arrive to be greeted by Lancashire Aero Club Chairman, Cliff Mort

14:00 Presentation of Plaque to Barton, Woodford and LAC

14:30 Afternoon tea in the Private Marquee with LAC Members 

15:00 Aircraft Fly-Past and tour of Vintage Aircraft

17:00 Event Closes


Further Details, including Fly-in detail, reduced landing fees and invitations to the Party will be published on the Website:  www.lancsaeroclub.co.uk




Press Release 1.2




2021 AGM - Meeting Notice (Take 2)

Notice is hereby given that the rescheduled Annual General Meeting of the Lancashire Aero Club will be held on Wednesday the 1st December at the Veterans’ Lounge, Barton starting at 19.30 hours.

There is unfortunately insufficient time to call for motions for debate or nominations to the committee at this meeting however any views expressed by members will be carefully noted.


Chris Barham

Lancashire Aero Club



Special General Meeting 

Tuesday 10th November 2021 By Zoom at 7:30

Change of Rule 24(f)

The rule was changed as shown below.

"The quorum at any Annual or Special General Meeting shall  be 25 paid-up full members of the Club or ten percent of the full paid-up membership, which ever figure is the lower."



Northwestern Strut Move to First Tuesday of the Month

Veterans Lounge, Barton  - Starting 7.30 pm

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