Ulster Aviation Society

Ulster Aviation Society, Lisburn: Address, Phone Number, Ulster Aviation Society Reviews: 5/5

Ulster Aviation Society
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WHO ARE WE? A charitable society that is a diverse group of enthusiasts, working on a voluntary basis to further public education in the history of aviation. WHAT AIRCRAFT DO WE HAVE? Our heritage collection currently includes 40+ aircraft, ranging from vintage WWII fighters through Cold War era fast jets, Shorts designed & built aircraft, civilian aircraft, plus military helicopters, engines, artefacts and rare aviation reference materials, all with strong links to aviation within the island of Ireland. Our aircraft are housed within an ex-WWII hangar at Maze Long Kesh, outside Lisburn (on the site of the old prison). • Charitable association of Aviation Enthusiasts • Over 680+ members, including Europe & USA Ulster Aviation Society is a charitable association. N. Ireland. Charity No. NIC 100128. NI Charity Commission Registered. Associate member of Northern Ireland Museums’ Council
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Lisa F
26 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We went here today and it is one of the best tours we've ever had. Our two tour guides were fab! Very Friendly, full of knowledge and so easy to talk too. They included the 3 children and answered any questions they were asked. My mum and dad also came with us and they really enjoyed it. Amazing to be able to see the true size of some of the aircraft and even better to be able to get into the cockpits and see for yourself what it would have been like. No rushing us out the door either. Thank you so much for a wonderful day.
Lisa and family.
Written 22 May 2022
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RAFAC 1919
2 contributions
May 2022
One of N Irelands best kept secrets. If you have any interest in aviation this is a must see. The tour guides are a wealth of knowledge and their passion for aviation is infectious.
Written 22 May 2022
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Louise A
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
My friend and I visited today and wow, what an experience it was. Our tour guide, Ray was very knowledgeable, friendly and just overall brilliant. Definitely a must to anyone wanting to visit! Couldn’t fault it. Keeping history and the present alive.
Written 10 May 2022
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Andrew R
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Excellent day out. You need to arrange in advance, but that guarantees you will have a knowledgeable guide to show you around. There is a comprehensive set of aircraft, all connected with Ulster. As well many detailed models, information on crash sites and extensive displays about the Second World War in the region. For me the highlight was the Wildcat being patiently restored after spending years in a watery crash site. But the infomercial on Marin Baker (ejection seats) and Polish airmen during WWII should not be overlooked. Book early and give yourself plenty of time. Good for the whole family.
Written 2 May 2022
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Zoe B
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
I took my Cub Scout group to the Ulster Aviation Society on Saturday morning. The two guides where fantastic! They where so passionate and keen to answer all questions our 8-10 year old boys had. This was a very educational experience. The children where so excited to get home and tell their parent all about their time here and how they got to sit in many real fighter planes and how they got up close and personal with a tornado aircraft.
Many thanks again to all the team at U.A.S for making this trip so memorable.
Written 1 May 2022
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904alan
Limerick, Ireland13 contributions
Apr 2022
8th Carrickfergus BB Company had a guided tour on Monday 25th April. simply excellent. Informative, interactive and the boys loved being able to climb in to the cockpit of some of the planes and helicopters. We would recommend this for a guided tour to all. Thank you for a wonderful evening. Brilliant.
Written 27 April 2022
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Pat M
1 contribution
Apr 2022
The Triumph Owners Club had an excellent guided tour of the facility. Such a fantastic museum with a great range of aeroplanes and helicopters, both on display and being restored by the volunteer staff. The staff are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the quality of their restoration is excellent. We spent 2 hours there and really could have spent another 2 hours. Being able to get up close to the aircraft and get inside many of them was brilliant.
Congratulation to the staff for putting together such a display. Its hard to believe that we have such a gem on our doorstep.
Written 25 April 2022
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McC
2 contributions
Apr 2022
On Easter Monday we visited as a family which included an 11 year boy who is very interested in everything associated with planes, particularly those used by the Royal Air Force. We were welcomed by a fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable about all of the exhibits and very enthusiastic and thorough in answering questions asked by our 11 year old, who was able to sit in the cockpits of some amazing planes. This was a highlight of his visit. We have visited many Air Museums in Britain but this visit is by far the BEST. The volunteers are doing a brilliant job in restoring these wonderful planes and other artefacts.
K McC
Written 24 April 2022
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emma2018814
Manchester, UK15 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We visited with 2 young boys, one of which is plane mad! The smile never left his face the whole 2.5 hours we were there. Alan, our guide was great at tailoring his information to a level that children can understand. The planes were pristine and we were encouraged to get up close and touch them. Even I was keen to have a sit in a Spitfire! A really great morning! Thank you!
Written 13 April 2022
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bjmmccoy
Belfast, UK25 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Z Ellen’s tour with enthusiastic volunteer guides. The 2:5 hour flew by.
The number of items are immense. Its well worth a return visit.
Written 13 April 2022
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